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Love as You Are Loved

I’ve been touched by the ardor and range of responses to my last post.  Somehow, a collective journey was made from a description of the joy that can come from sharing stories about our common humanity to an exchange about the reality of evil and God and the nature of love.   One person wrote […]

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Write Mindfulness

Last Saturday, from 10 to 1, at the Katonah Public Library in Katonah, New York  (what a coincidence!), I had the joy of leading a delightfully diverse group of people in a workshop in “Write Mindfulness.”  The name was meant to convey what we were trying,  first sitting quietly and letting life flow in through […]

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Bahiya

“Everyone is gifted–but some people never open up their packages.”  This quote, attributed to everyone from Anonymous to the late, great rocker Kurt Cobain, points towards the truth that each of our lives is a gift–and that gifts of perception, connection, love and insight are constantly coming to us–except that at least some of the […]

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Back to Lascaux

In the current “Love” issue of Parabola, I interview David Rome, a senior fellow at the Garrison Institute who served as the personal secretary of the great Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche for nine years.   Rome even took down the poetry that Trungpa spontaneously dictated and worked with him to edit it.  This proved […]

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Sitting with the Na’Vi

In response to my last post about the film Avatar, someone commented that the film reminded him of the feeling of community with others and with all life that he had growing up in the country.   Recently, I realized that it is just this sense of communing with life that comes rushing back vividly when […]