Steadiness Amidst the Waves

  Tomorrow morning, I’m offering teachings on “Steadiness Amidst The Waves.” How does what I notice or miss in any moment affect the steadiness of my heart? As I drive, I see a man at the approaching intersection selling flowers, his weatherbea... Read more

Too Busy Is A Lie

[caption id=attachment_60812 align=aligncenter width=900] Photo Credit: Trudy Goodman[/caption]   Today I was interviewed by Vince Horn*. Vince is starting an oral history project called, “My Beloved Teachers,” a loving way to capture teachings... Read more

Let Your Love Light Shine

[caption id=attachment_59052 align=aligncenter width=900] Photo Credit: Trudy Goodman[/caption] When I sat down to write to you this week, I asked myself, “What do Juneteenth, Father’s Day the summer solstice and Pride month have to do with one ano... Read more

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

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

Elián’s Birth

My beloved cousin Myra, whom some of you know from our teaching together, wrote about her new grandson’s birth. Most women - even when there is access to good prenatal medical care and birthing - don’t have the opportunity to birth their babies surrou... Read more

Spiritual Nourishment of Starlings

https://youtu.be/L8BZmx9zJ1E This past week, I went north of San Rafael to Terra Linda at sunset to stand in an empty parking lot, looking for starlings. As the light fades, huge flocks of the glossy, black birds swirl high above the trees, streaming a... Read more