Spirituality

BEAUTIFUL RUINS — beautifully insightful

Sometimes a book comes along that moves me on such a deep level that it is difficult to words to what has occurred in me.  For 2012, that book is BEAUTIFUL RUINS, by Jess...

A Mixed Lineage

This past weekend I meditated with Susan Piver as I participated in her Open Heart Project Virtual Retreat (susanpiver.com). Susan is a terrific meditation teacher, and I have been using her beautifully-voiced instructions in...

Just One Thing by Rick Hanson Ph.D.

Enjoy the Freedom Not To Do you got to? The Practice: Enjoy the freedom not to. Why? We’re pulled and prodded by financial pressures, commuter traffic, corporate policies, technology, advertising, politics, and the people we work with and live...

Your one wild and precious life

The unconventional rule-breaker Chris Guillebeau has written a book - The Art of NonConformity - that has struck such a deep chord in me. A chord that is resonating down to the inner cave where...

From Russia with a Whole Lotta Love

What is it with Russian spirituality? Maybe there’s something to be said for caviar and red wine, or for a drink of vodka as long and as cold as Russian winter, to say nothing...

Unmeditate

Close your eyes and repose in the space of not meditating; the deepest samadhi is simply to watch. Your gaze is bigger than anything you gaze upon; this is absolution and remission of sins. So watchfully...

Grandfather Now

The shift has happened: it was you. Catch up to your wave and ride it through the ocean of Presence. No need to appropriate the culture of an ancient tribe. The hollow in your chest...

The Mystical “Three”

Time and again, the rays of divinity manifest in varied forms and consecrate the earthly pastures. They are the flowers of the same garden and spread the fragrance of divine love. But we have...

Knitting as Zen Practice

For years, I've had a knotty relationship with knitting.  As a teenager, I envied friends who, having learned the skill from their mothers, aunts or grandmothers, whipped up scarves and sweaters.  In my freshman...

Meditating on the Colorado Fires

Wildfire after wildfire has been raging here in Colorado over the last few days.   First I learned of the fire outside Fort Collins,  90 minutes from Denver.   Although far enough away to be out...