Tag Archives: Wisdom

Relaxing Relentlessly

There have been times in my life when I awoke feeling so overwhelmed I’d wish the world would stop for awhile so I could catch up.  It’s relentless, I would say, sighing. That’s why I found it especially funny on … Continue reading

Posted in Mindfulness | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Five Daily Recollections

Recently, inspired by the meditation retreat she had just attended, our beloved yoga teacher Angela recited the Five Daily Recollections given to us by the Buddha in one of his sermons.  There were two typical types of responses:  “wow, that’s … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Meditation, Mindfulness, Travel | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Wheel

I like wheels, so when I saw this one on my walk I photographed it.  As you can see from the first photo, I was taking it into the sun, which made an interesting picture, but not the one I … Continue reading

Posted in Mindfulness | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Worry Canyon

What, me worry? I guess I dealt with anxiety from an early age! Or at least, trying real hard to figure things out… So learning about the way the brain is organized like canyons (as I talked about last week) … Continue reading

Posted in Mindfulness | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

Favorite

As I write, it was 10 years ago today that Davy and I first spoke. We had spent 80 days working side by side in silence, putting away breakfast food and condiments for 100 people. We had started our work … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Meditation | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Green Tara

Green Tara is a Tibetan depiction of important feminine qualities: beauty, grace, compassion, nurturing. She is said to protect us from fear and embodies enlightened action. She is depicted in thangkas (scroll-like Tibetan paintings like the one shown here) with … Continue reading

Posted in Asia | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Lunar Eclipse

Hasn’t the moon been spectacular this week? Full, red, eclipsed… Since it was clear that most of her yoga students would not be getting up at 3am to see the eclipse, Angela guided us into becoming our own lunar eclipses. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Caring for the Earth

When I first started my Buddhist study and practice, a friend asked me “why do you follow a path where the first thing the guy taught is that ‘life is suffering’? I replied, “because it’s an accurate description from my … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

The Unmindful Monk

In the fall of 1986, after our small airplane landed in Lukla, Nepal, pointing into a mountain on an upward sloping grass runway, a small group of westerners and I began our trek towards Everest base camp.  Winding up the … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Mindfulness | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Hello Goodbye

  “Hello, my love, and, my love, Goodbye…”  Leonard Cohen’s lyrics have been floating through my mind as I say goodbye to my clients this month.  Monday marks the closing of my private psychotherapy practice. In the 23+ years that … Continue reading

Posted in Therapy | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments