An introduction to Stephen Levine: Part 5

An introduction to Stephen Levine: Part 5

“Meditation is for many a foreign concept, somehow distant and foreboding, seemingly impossible to participate in. But another word for meditation is simply awareness. Meditation is awareness.” ― Stephen Levine, A Gradual Awakening More? This school replaced detention with meditation….

An introduction to Stephen Levine:  Part 4

An introduction to Stephen Levine: Part 4

“Practice daily forgiveness and gratitude meditations in relationship to both pleasant and unpleasant memories. Listen to your life song among the insights that hum through the mind.” ― Stephen Levine, A Year to Live: How to Live This Year as…

Selective Thinking

Selective Thinking

Recently monk Bhante Sujatha and I walked a long way discussing the world and our country and the politics our nation is swirling in.  We debated about the role of monastics and religious leaders and lay leaders within religious organizations being…

It’s easier than you think.

It’s easier than you think.

Sometimes when the going gets hard I hear Sylvia Boortstein whisper in my ear, “it’s easier than you think”. Sylvia’s the renowned buddhist teacher and one of the pillars of western Buddhism. If you make your way anywhere near the…