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a while back, i spent 2 entire days [48 hours] in a “who am i” exercise. about a hundred people at the pendle hill retreat center led by a spiritually advanced guy that lived in california in the desert. for … Continue reading
the conventional wisdom for healing suffering and depression is talking therapy and antidepressant drugs. but thich nhat hahn says that by compassionate deep looking, we can ease the pain of another.
this is a snippet of a dialog between jesus and peter jesus: peter, do you love me? peter: yadda yadda yadda jesus: feed my sheep jesus: peter, do you love me? peter: yadda yadda yadda jesus: feed my sheep jesus: … Continue reading
here’s a place for silent retreats!
when i lived in reading, my family doctor gave me an ekg for no other reason than “we need some baseline[billable] numbers..”. i had been waiting 45 minutes in an empty waiting room and had plenty of time to find … Continue reading
i’ve known about emanuel swedenborg for a long time, but i just lately started reading him. i was fascinated with his stories about love and marriage. then i woke up with a start one morning with the realization that his stories … Continue reading
thich nhat hanh teaches both the heart sutra and the diamond sutra. the heart sutra teaches that beyond this reality there are no physical objects. the diamond sutra teaches that beyond this reality there is no teaching, no words, no … Continue reading
The sage manages affairs without action (wu-wei), and imparts teaching without speech. Ten thousand things arise and he does not initiate them, they come to be and he claims no possession of them. He works without holding on, accomplishes without … Continue reading
mary alice is one of my hero[ine]s she was passing through reading pa as a young mennonite missionary to central america and she found a need for teaching english as a second language to the latino community. so she bought a … Continue reading