Today is one of those days. Sitting here in this sanctuary, looking out through the double doors, the sky is dark and overcast as we wait for the possibility of our first snow - just flurries perhaps. But still. There is a chant very quietly playing and I am overcome by a sense of deep … Continue reading But still
Reach for the heights you came to achieve. Love, compassion and mercy. These are our greatest attributes. Stop yelling and shouting. Stop and listen. To yourself. Stop and ask yourself if this is who you really want to be. Do not give up on the deepest wish in your heart for peace and happiness. Do … Continue reading The Heights of Human Achievement
Preparing for these gatherings is amazing. Days of contemplation. Listening to the sound of mantra and chant. Meditation. Teaching. For those who will be there, and for those of you who will join us in your hearts, it is always with the intention to bring peace - to all beings, without exception. This leads, naturally, … Continue reading CHANT FOR PEACE
May you find peace, joy, and well being.
There is a gift in withdrawing from life. The gift of retreat. It is permission to stop and rest and to reassess your life. And, it is an opportunity to be released from the constant anxiety that might be driving you and that seems to motivate so many of us.
Hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all… As long as matters are really hopeful, hope is mere flattery or platitude; it is only when everything is hopeless that hope begins to be a strength. G.K. Chesterton What is my hope? I wish for your happiness. I hope you … Continue reading Hopeful
Have you had enough yet? It's not necessarily what is happening to you or around you that is bothering you. It is your interpretation of what is happening that leads you to believe you are undeserving and have to pay your dues - more dues - in this seemingly never-ending cycle of proving your self … Continue reading ENOUGH
Take a moment and just sit and listen to the waves coming in, going out. Let it match your own breath. Coming in, going out. Just that. Sit until you find stillness and calm again. Don't be so frantic, what does it resolve? Instead, reset your mind on calm and abide in That. You are … Continue reading One Breath
My heart is full now. I have read about this. I have taught this. I have contemplated the Sanskrit word for this; purnah. I have worked hard to remove the obstacles to the awareness of this. Fullness. Full heart. And then, it arose. It was just there. A fullness that I have never before known. As … Continue reading FULLNESS
May the tempest of thoughts be quieted now and may you find a deep and lasting peace. May you see the signs of hope and find the courage to take on the challenges you face with joyful expectation. May you know your self-worth and how precious you are. May you find love. May you make … Continue reading A Wish for You