Celebrating Community

I had a glorious weekend the past couple of days.  How about you? For me, it wasn’t just that the weather was ideal and my community is alive with all the signs of spring–birds singing, colorful blossoms in the sky and on the ground, that special spring green color of brand-new leaves, or the people […]

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Welcoming Spring

Happy Spring!  Yesterday was the Vernal Equinox, the first time in the year that we had equal amounts of daytime and nighttime (at least at the equator).  Now we will have a few more minutes of light every day until we reach our peak at the Summer Solstice in  June (which represents the end of spring … More Welcoming Spring

Meditation Monday: Three Weeks of Hope

In the ancient Greek myth of Pandora (the world’s first woman, not the music-playing service), this “all-gifted” woman accidentally released all the world’s evils–famine, sickness, war, pain, death–when she opened her jar (later translated into a box).  The king of the Greek gods, Zeus, left her only one force with which to deal with all of … More Meditation Monday: Three Weeks of Hope

Meditation Monday: Ever Try Techno?

Are you someone who thinks that mediation requires silence and eyes closed to any outside stimulation to be effective?  Or have you ever tried meditating to music?  How about meditating to techno music: the fast-tempo, rhythmic, electronic music more commonly associated with the disco than with states of contemplation? Well, that is what Japanese Buddhist priest … More Meditation Monday: Ever Try Techno?