When someone is suffering, what can we say or do to help? The wise women of my weekly sangha offer advice from years of experience. And the Buddha has a few guidelines too.
Exploring the different between habit and ritual, discovering the value of ritual, whether inherited or invented, and finding a way to ritualize necessary activities to enrich our lives.
Amidst all the conflicts going on — the mental illness that leads to massacre, the fear that leads to hate,
In recent weeks my meditation practice was put to the test. Together with my husband and five visiting family members,
Sometimes in life we are faced with great challenges and difficulties that, when we sit down to meditate, simply
I just led a daylong Great Gratitude retreat that seemed to leave everyone in a state of bliss and yes
It’s been really windy lately. I notice that I get anxious in high wind, imagining how it is sucking the
We are in the few weeks between the ‘end of summer’ marked in the US by Labor Day and nature’s
In exploring the Buddha’s teaching stories and analogies, I find myself elaborating and embellishing. It feels to me as if
Have you ever been in a situation where people were feeling sorry for you? Perhaps you had suffered a great