blessing, body, Buddhism, earth

Blessings for All Beings with Jizo

A blessing is whatever reminds us of the sacred loving presence that shines through all of us. ~ Tara Brach Dear ones, This week I feel called to offer an update to my previous blessing post. I feel continually moved and troubled by all that is arising in the world including the social, racial, and… Continue reading Blessings for All Beings with Jizo

Buddhism, life, main, mindfulness, practice, radicalcare, thoughts

Begin Again Vibes

image by @hussanamir No matter how difficult the past, you can always begin again. This is a quote by Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield often misattributed to the Buddha. Begin again. I wonder how this lands for those of you who are going through it right now? It's such a challenging time for so many. Does it feel… Continue reading Begin Again Vibes

blessing, Buddhism, grief, main

Blessings for All Beings

A blessing is whatever reminds us of the sacred loving presence that shines through all of us. ~ Tara Brach photo by @omkaar3009 Dear ones, I am holding you in my practice... all that aches, all that weeps, all that is weary, all that grieves, all that is enraged, all that is terrified... all the… Continue reading Blessings for All Beings

Buddhism, compassion, main, Meditation, mindfulness, movement, music, practice

Being with Strong Emotions & Letting Them Go

Please check out this regularly updated post on Coping with The Impact of Covid-19 if you are in need of support. @thewonderalice Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh on Being with Emotions from The Mindfulness Bell: "We should not be afraid of our feelings and emotions. Sometimes an emotion can be very powerful, like a storm. It makes us… Continue reading Being with Strong Emotions & Letting Them Go

Buddhism, compassion, main, mindfulness, radicalcare, radicalselflove, reflection

self-care -> community care

Please check out this regularly updated post on Coping with The Impact of Covid-19 if you are in need of support. There is nothing selfish about self-care. Self-care is a foundation of community-care and a form of community-care. By allowing space for our own healing and care, we support community's healing and care. We all are… Continue reading self-care -> community care

Buddhism, compassion, heart, lovingkindness, main, Meditation, mindfulness

heart-centered living

Please check out this regularly updated post on Coping with The Impact of Covid-19 if you are in need of support. 13th-century poet Rumi wrote: “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” What if instead of finding all the barriers… Continue reading heart-centered living

ancestors, Buddhism, earth, intergenerationaltrauma, main, mindfulness

connecting with ancestors

photo by marietjie hemming I like to think our ancestors are rooting us on through life. There is a mindfulness practice from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh called Touching the earth that I learned while on retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery many years ago where we place our palms in front of our chests in the… Continue reading connecting with ancestors

ancestors, body, Buddhism, main, mindfulness

The Body as Teacher

photo by samuel austin In Leaving it All Behind by Ayya Anandabodhi and Ayya Santacitta, Ayya Anandabodhi writes: THE BUDDHA SAID that everything we need to awaken is right here in this fathom-long body, but most people I know have a lot of difficulty being in their body. That presents a bit of a problem.… Continue reading The Body as Teacher