Reasons for Listening

by Devin (Practice Leader) Reasons for Listening We all know that hearing is one of the five senses gifted to us at birth, yes?  Usually.  Not always. There were quite a few deaf family members among my relatives as I grew up.  My dad was one; he contracted measles in his teenage years and went […]

Frozen Buddha

By Devin (Practice Leader) I took this picture years ago, with a chuckle, in a moment of appreciating the equanimity of Buddha no matter what is happening.  Coming across it again during our challenging midwinter cold, I thought about the teaching that one way of reaching equanimity is by viewing our thoughts the same way […]

The Effects of Our Actions

by Cheryl Wilfong, Guest Blogger I bought a pale yellow datura in the spring. Since the summer was hot and dry, not much happened, but now that it’s cool and dry, the Georgia O’Keefe flower is blooming. I’ve grown the lavender daturas (a.k.a. jimsonweed) before and sworn off the thorny seed pod because next year, […]

On Welcoming

by Devin R., Practice Leader At four this morning I woke up spontaneously, noticing that my mind had turned to writing a blog post in my head.  Did I want to be writing at four in the morning?  No I did not. And then I noticed the irony and began to chuckle–because the idea that […]