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May I devote my life to learning. May my highest self shine forth May I uplift my soul through meditation & prayer May I join with others to share love & truth.   This Sunday we’ll be practicing Metta Meditation at The Sanctuary.   Metta, or loving-kindness is one of the heavenly abodes according to Buddhist thought.  It’s a particular state of mind, of being, that is imbued with peace, love,…

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    Once again my own words fail me.   Here are some from the Buddha.   This is what should be done By one who is skilled in goodness, And who knows the path of peace: Let them be able and upright, Straightforward and gentle in speech. Humble and not conceited, Contented and easily satisfied. Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways. Peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful,…

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Today, my own words fail me.  Here are some from the Buddah This is what should be done By one who is skilled in goodness, And who knows the path of peace: Let them be able and upright, Straightforward and gentle in speech. Humble and not conceited, Contented and easily satisfied. Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways. Peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful, Not proud and demanding…

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As we run around our lives finding a corner for this, and a corner for that, in feng-shui-speak ……..it’s good to remember to dedicate a space to Chiron, the wounded healer. He’s been quite a teacher to me, and for that I send him Metta. So, pull out your astrocartography map and find Chiron’s line and where it’s pointing. Chiron is in constant companionship with Neptune and the North Node…

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Sylvia Boorstein, an esteemed teacher of Theravada Buddhism, once led me into a meditation exercise where I was asked to notice every thought and to label it as painful, pleasurable, or neutral. Easier said than done. First, ‘notice your thoughts’. Anyone who has practiced meditation in any of its forms immediately comes face to face with the difficulty in this seemingly simple task. I have been practicing yoga & meditation…

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The I-Ching is an amazing tool if you work with it over a long period of time……like decades. You really can hear the ‘voice’ of the Sage. It’s quite amazing. Today, I drew hexagram #33. “Conditions are not in your favor at this time”. Hmmmm. Do I dare to read on? I had a few changing lines……..thanks (?) to all that is………… lines #3,4,5 are all changing from the yang…

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In 2001, I had the great good fortune to meet Sylvia Boorstein, a meditation teacher from the Theravada tradition of Buddhism. I loved her at first sight. She was the epitome of The GrandMother archetype for me. Round, jolly, sparkling, and chock full of the kind of everyday wisdom that only comes from deep study and years of personal practice. I assisted her with her 5-day program at Kripalu Center…

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