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Living Whole-Heartedly
The happiest people I know have something in common: they are whole-hearted in how they engage in their lives…whole-hearted in... Read more >
Living Whole-Heartedly
The happiest people I know have something in common: they are whole-hearted in how they engage in their lives…whole-hearted in... Read more >
Tara Talks: Rare and Precious JoyJoy
Blog: Rare and Precious Joy
When I talk to people about how much they experience joy, most say, “Not so much.” Joy is not... Read more >
Compassion
This is one of my favorite little stories: One afternoon, a tired-looking dog wandered into my yard and followed... Read more >
A Heart That's Ready for Anything
Blog: A Heart That Is Ready for Anything
A Heart That Is Ready for Anything ~ When the Buddha was dying, he gave a final message to... Read more >
It’s not what’s happening…it’s how you respond
One of my favorite stories took place a number of decades ago when the English had colonized India and... Read more >
The Mystery of Who We Are
I heard a story when my son was in a local Waldorf school, and I loved it. The children... Read more >
The Mystery of Who We Are
I heard a story when my son was in a local Waldorf school, and I loved it. The children... Read more >
“I realized I don’t have to believe my thoughts.”
Our mindfulness practice is not about vanquishing our thoughts. It’s about becoming aware of the process of thinking so... Read more >
Blog: The Sacred Art of Listening – Nourishing Loving Relationships
To listen is to lean in softly With a willingness to be changed By what we hear   -Mark... Read more >
Emptiness Dancing
This entire living world – including these forms we call self – is a creative arising and dissolving of... Read more >
Happy for No Reason: A Dog and Her Fish - Happiness
Happy For No Reason
Happy for No Reason ~ For years I’d heard that qigong was an ideal meditation for physical healing, and... Read more >
Blog: The Three Qualities of Awareness
Blog: The Three Qualities of Awareness
About 2,600 years ago, when Siddhartha Gautama (the soon-to-be Buddha) sat down under the bodhi tree, his resolve was... Read more >
Blog: The Backward Step
Blog: The Backward Step
Tibetan teacher Chögyam Trungpa once opened a class by drawing a V on a large white sheet of poster paper. He... Read more >
I’m Nothing, Yet I’m All I Can Think About
Writing and speaking about the nature of awareness is a humbling process; as the third Zen patriarch said, “Words!... Read more >
Defending Against Loss
The Buddha taught that we spend most of our life like children in a burning house, so entranced by... Read more >
“Please Love Me”
Indian teacher Sri Nisargadatta writes, “The mind creates the abyss. The heart crosses over it.” Sometimes the abyss of... Read more >
Prayer in the Face of Difficulty
Ask the friend for love Ask him again For I have found that every heart Will get what it... Read more >
Meeting Our Edge and Softening
It’s another morning, another day of having to live inside a hurting body inherited from a little known, rare... Read more >
Deep Listening: Ear of the Heart
Blog: Deep Listening: Ear of the Heart
Most of us consider listening a great virtue. We love having others listen to us with interest and care,... Read more >