One Life Ends, Another Life Continues

[caption id=attachment_58037 align=aligncenter width=276] Beverly Berg Wry 1956 - 2021[/caption] On Sunday, during the closing talk of the retreat I was teaching with Anam Thubten and Norman Fischer, my dear friend Beverly Berg Wry passed away. A ... Read more

Vesak, Full Moon in May

The upcoming full moon in May is Vesak, a special Buddhist  holiday observed around the world, inspired by the Buddha’s teachings of compassion, peace and goodwill. Vesak honors his birth, enlightenment and death, all together. Vesak is joyful, celebr... Read more

Love & Rest

[caption id=attachment_55355 align=aligncenter width=640] Reclining Buddha Wat Put Thai Sa Wan Temple,Ayuttaya Thailand[/caption]   When overwhelm and exhaustion are present, it is challenging to discover new and creative ways of responding to ... Read more

Meditate For India – Benefit Saturday May 15th

  India is suffering. COVID is ravaging the medical system and the supplies. We would like to offer refuge to feeling helpless or afraid. We have planned a 24/7 round-the-clock meditation and yoga marathon sessions offered by well-known global t... Read more

Motherer’s Day

[caption id=attachment_54284 align=aligncenter width=900] Patricia Stone (Akimel Ootham) and Leonard Stone (Akimel Ootham) with their new baby, 1965. Gila River Indian Community, Arizona. (National Museum of the American Indian)[/caption]   Ind... Read more

In Memoriam, Carol Moss

[caption id=attachment_53190 align=aligncenter width=640] Left to right: Carol Hamilton, David Khon, Drolkar Tsetso, Carol Moss, Dagmola Sakya[/caption] Our dear beloved friend, Carol Moss, passed away early Saturday morning. When I first moved to Lo... Read more

Everything Becomes Beautiful

At a meeting with Gil Fronsdal, a friend and colleague who knows Pali, the language of the ancient Buddhist texts he said what the Buddha taught is often not conveyed in its full richness with the translations we currently have. For example, the word ... Read more

Solidarity with Asian Lives

Akemi’s parents, BJ and Ron, at a #StopAsianHate rally in Irvine yesterday. As I hear about the horrific murders of Asian American women at Atlanta massage spas this week, the latest in a string of over 3,795 reported anti-Asian hate incidents this p... Read more

Retreat – The Sacred Reset

One year into the pandemic, things are really falling apart now. No matter in which spaces I show up, there it is. Yes, there is the vaccine and some hope but so many of us feel so brittle and stretched thin. Be it because we have to pick up extra wor... Read more

All You Need is Love

It’s an overused phrase for sure, but the Beatles did land on some wisdom.  I have been practicing mindfulness meditation for nearly 20 years, but only recently do I finally understand in my heart (not just my head) the truth that yes, all we do need ... Read more