Notes on a Buddhist path

The Crack in Everything

September 16, 2012 By | Leave a Comment

Washing dishes in the warm ease of a recent morning, something shifted in me. As I rinsed a glass and placed it on my dish rack a beam of sunlight bounced through the tumbler and changed my life forever.

Filled with empty

April 23, 2012 By | 3 Comments

Surrendering into the spaciousness of life is like moving into a new home. What we loved most about it when we first walked through the door was its glorious emptiness.

Happy is how I look

February 20, 2012 By | 8 Comments

Yesterday a new article of mine was posted at lifeasahuman.com. The subject of the piece, and more so the writing about it, brought up a bubbling well of emotions and ancient patterns that have never served me well.

Falling

October 31, 2011 By | 4 Comments

Autumn is my most favourite time of year. There’s an anticipation of winter’s chill that whispers its touch against your ears for a fleeting moment and the satisfying exhale of harvest time with all its fruits and bountiful successes.

Wild things…you make my heart sing

September 6, 2011 By | Leave a Comment

I met my friend Rachelle for tea on this Labour Day. With passion and verve she told me about her experience in David Abram‘s recent program at Hollyhock. Abram is a holder of stories and magic and the urgent message for all of us to connect with nature in ways that are new and yet […]

Button, button, who’s pushing my button?

May 14, 2011 By | 2 Comments

Last night at my hospice volunteer training we talked about triggers. Triggers in respect to our interactions with hospice patients and their families. Triggers as in the daughter waiting in the lounge who tells you all about her good-for-nothing brother who hasn’t held a job for more than a month his entire life yet who […]

To begin the between

April 29, 2011 By | 4 Comments

It’s moving day! My bags are packed, I’m ready to go. Tomorrow morning I’ll be picking up my U-Haul truck and with the help of three stalwart friends, the cats and I will be heading to new digs. Besides being the first time I’ve actually been completely packed the night before a move, this has […]

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