“There was an old man, who was wealthy and owned a ramshackle dilapidated house with but one door. When he was outside the house one day, he saw that it was on fire. He had five, ten or twenty children, who were playing in the house. He did not know what to do. If he [...]
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January 1st, 2011 · No Comments · Buddhism, Meditation, Quotes, Uncategorized, Writing and Meditation
September 30th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized
I am in the passenger seat of my traveling companion’s car and we are bumping along a narrow and winding road through Ireland’s Connemara in the Western part of the country. I feel like I am on a carnival ride because back home in the States when I sit in the left front seat I [...]
September 4th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized
As part of our Memoir as Buddhist Practice workshop, we ask participants to bring in three photos of important times of their lives, and to write about them after a guided meditation about a memoir structure that focuses on scene, summary, and musing.
One of the workshop participants from our 2009 workshop recently sent this [...]
August 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized, Writing and Meditation
In memoir we want to be doing the kind of writing that comes from our very being, our heart. Writing and meditation work in tandem to help us see into and express our hearts with all its victories and failures. When we write from our heart our writing becomes richer, more true, and more transparent. [...]
August 22nd, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized
This post has been a long time coming. I was in a rush to get this blog going before the summer began at Omega, where I am program curriculum developer. I had a sense I was going to be swamped when the summer began, and I was right. I’ve been running hither and yon almost [...]