ancestors, Buddhism, grief, main, mindfulness, practice, radicalcare

Loving and Grieving in a Way that Lets Go

image by @n8rayfield As I write this, I find acceptance, grief, love, and appreciation as my companions on this three-year anniversary of the death of my mother. It is a time, a season with good-byes for many of us. How does one be with loss? How does one offer themselves care? How does one not… Continue reading Loving and Grieving in a Way that Lets Go

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