A story about finding peace with grief on the meditation cushion.
A story of reptiles and luggage.
Just a simple reflection.
Calling all young dharma practitioners! The world needs our genuine, open hearts. Could we be brave and allow our practice to unfold into enlightened culture? Could I be so brave?
I wrote about the John Lennon poster I hung in my bedroom as a teenager, and how ditching the poster, and images of coolness altogether, has brought about a deeper appreciation of life.
What does it really mean to be present with an obstacle?
A short musing on how motherhood entwines with my spiritual practice.
Deep and fundamental change requires us to step outside of our comfort zone. The trick is not to step too far out. We need challenge, but we don’t need panic.
I’ve spent many years searching for clarity. What I’ve discovered is that it is more rewarding to consider what clarifies than to define what clarity is. I hope you’ll join me in considering the question.
A short reflection gleaned from sitting and walking meditation.
A journey to find self-realization through exposure to immense psychological pain.
Just some thoughts about family, dreams, and working with the situation.
A bizarre twist of events in Kathmandu led me into a meditation class – the place I was most scared to be.
A brief essay about how writing haiku has helped me appreciate the beauty of the present moment, interspersed with haiku examples.
Some reflections on the constant twitch in my arm–how it has drawn me into my body and given more meaning to Atisha’s teaching.
Fear is ever-present in our practice. When we work with our karma, our greatest fears invariably arise. If our practice is to thrive, we must turn directly toward these fears.
A light-hearted (but gravity-filled) lesson I learned about ’letting go’ a couple summers ago.
This is an essay about the 360-degree of gaining and losing, learning, and moving on with life so I can truly be in the flow of living.
A contemplation inspired by an early morning waking and rocking of my baby boy back to sleep after December's shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.