But still

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

The Heights of Human Achievement

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

CHANT FOR PEACE

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

You’ve seen my descent. Now watch my rising.

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. 

Hopeful

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

ENOUGH

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