Buddhism

Praise and Blame

Posted on Jan 6, 2019

Praise and Blame

How can it be that between the end of one class and the beginning of the next so much had changed?

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Love Marathon

Posted on Oct 24, 2018

Love Marathon

It’s not what you think. Were you thinking that? Oh my!

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The Week After the Supermoon

Posted on Oct 27, 2016

The Week After the Supermoon

On the kitchen table there was an old bouquet of flowers. I felt a little sorry for them and methodically removed what was dry, wilted or rotten. I didn’t know if there would be all that much left.

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I’m worried about you.

Posted on Sep 8, 2016

I’m worried about you.

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Who Is Your Teacher?

Posted on Oct 1, 2014

Who Is Your Teacher?

Last week, after a class, a student who was visiting from San Francisco came up to talk. I had been impressed by her beautifully embodied poses, and her lively but concentrated manner. She asked if she could play the studio’s harmonium.  I was surprised, but consented. As I was gathering my things and saying good-bye to the other students, we were all stopped in our tracks by her gorgeous singing and playing. She only played very briefly and then quickly and expertly put everything away. She apologized for holding us up (which she hadn’t), but it seemed like she had truly needed to make some...

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There are no answers

Posted on May 22, 2014

There are no answers

There are no answers. But that doesn’t stop me from asking a ton of questions. It drives my husband crazy, and my daughter bananas. Sometimes I explain that it comes from my work and training as an oral historian.  Sometimes I suggest that it is because I love them, or am interested, or perhaps can help. And sometimes it is because I truly don’t know if I want a glass of wine until I know if you want one too. My patient yoga teachers also notice that I ask a lot of questions. They tell me that they love it. (Apparently said questions are usually reasonably thoughtful and don’t imply that I...

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