Oneness: What Does It Mean?

When I was invited to be a part of the group from Humanity's Team to petition for a Day of Oneness at the United Nations, I started thinking deeply about the concept of oneness....

The White Light Caper

You’re spiritual, you’ve got a practice that you’ve developed over time, combining skills and tools you’ve learned from workshops, your readings, perhaps including well-intentioned teachings from a yoga teacher or Reiki Master or other...

A Generous Heart

We will soon arrive at Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei in the weekly cycle of the public reading of the Torah. In this section of Exodus, Moses instructs the people of Israel with “a generous heart” to...

Understanding and appreciating your own culture helps you understand and appreciate other cultures.

Here is a video of some of the programs that I conduct through out the country with Native and Non-Native audiences on understanding culture, this focused on school aged students.

Compassion, “JuBuSto” and the Three-Petalled Rose

I’ve been having an odd experience of late, and I’m sure you’ve experienced the same thing: some word or a phrase--or often, a tune--you just can’t get out of your head. That’s what I’ve...


Some newly restored frescoes in the Catacombs of Priscilla show what many see as evidence that the early Christian church had women priests. But The Vatican quickly dismissed the claims of the Women's Ordination...

Will You Be My Mother?

I had been in Rwanda for a month, tracing the footsteps of the genocide in the ten thousand hills. This was my last morning, alone in the genocide museum near Kigali. The perfect place...

Dementia, Word, This

2013 Honorable Mention (Essay) Grandpa told us flatly that he grew up at the base of Mount Everest. We all laughed, horrified. “Mount Rainier,” my uncle corrected him, after long silence. At my cousin’s wedding...

Blossoms of Life

I enjoy the comparison of our life to that of a flower. We bud with new energy, then blossom and share all our beauty with the world around us and eventually we wither away...

Oil Changes for the Soul

I used to fear my tears and hold them back with all my might, but now I welcome them with open arms. They are likened to an oil change for the soul. My friend...