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Your Secret Life: Why Every Life Needs Secrets for Awakening

Every Life Holds Secrets   Every life is a patchwork of secrets, half-truths, evasions, shams and disguises. The most authentic among us have hidden compartments, shadowy corners, and taboo behaviors we keep under wraps for fear of destroying our public image.   I know a wonderful Buddhist teacher who...

A Sacred Story: From Violence to Love

“True healing of violence begins with our personal story.  When we gather the courage to tell our story, we come out of the closet.  We break the shackles of shame not only for ourselves, but for the world we live in.  This is Freedom.  This...

Teaching Buddhism Inside Prison – Part I: Compassion

Jacoby Ballard will share three articles in the month of March about his work teaching Buddhism inside prisons in New York. Read Part I here…   The Importance of Compassion Towards Inmates “I think that if I’m not right internally with my own suffering, then I can’t genuinely share...

Meeting Darkness

Join me in welcoming the Celtic New Year. Halloween is believed to have arisen from the Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-an or sow-in), which celebrated the end of the lighter half of the year and coming of the darker half.\nThe Celts believed that the...