Observations

Emptiness … and Form

This is mind-blowing.  Scientists pointed the Hubble telescope at ‘nothing’ and ….found something amazing.  My English major brain has trouble taking in this data. This reminds me of Sri Nisargadata’s famous statement: Wisdom tells me I am nothing. Compassion tells me I am everything. Between these two my life flows. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAVjF_7ensg&feature=player_embedded] (Thanks, Mark.)
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It's Been a Year

Wow.  A one year old blog.  I started this last August as a way to get some creative juices flowing.  It’s been fun!   I’ve tried to post something at least once a week whether it be a “Happy for No Reason video,” a thought sparked from a dharma talk, some photos I’d recently taken
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Moments

This piece from Radio Lab is an exploration of a collection of moments.  When I feel sadness or regret I’ve come to notice that it is often when I recognize how much of my life I wasn’t there for – all the moments I missed because I was someone on my way somewhere else. [youtube]jNVPalNZD_I[/youtube]
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Don't Go!

Despite my dog’s attempt to not let me leave without him, I’m heading up to Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health to lead two programs.  The first is a three day program with my friends Shobhan and Danna Faulds called the Energy Intensive:  Yoga, Meditation and Breathwork. The second program is called The Still Small
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Enough is Enough

A few years ago I directed a conference at Kripalu Center called “Change Yourself, Change the World,” which featured Arun Gandhi, Julia Butterfly Hill and Wayne Muller.  Wayne, who is the Founder of Bread for the Journey, a micro-lending non-profit, is also author of Sabbath: Restoring the Rythmn of Rest, on the topic of taking
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