Category Archives: buddhism

The Grace of Ritual

I am double posting this week, on dkatiepowellart and here,  journaling. I’m writing an online art journaling class and if you are interested you may want to follow or drop me a line.  No drawing experience necessary. My gratitude was … Continue reading

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WATWB: Pema Chödrön on Fear and Fearlessness

Lifting the heart is why I participate in We Are the World Blogfest. Fear is one of the issues most of us are dealing with… Most of my techniques to deal with fears are Buddhist teachings, and the faith I … Continue reading

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Sanctuary

I am reading about State versus Federal laws and Sanctuary in the Oregon Humanities magazine this morning.  I hang my head as to what Our country has become.  Maybe it always was this but I did not know, but I … Continue reading

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SoCS: All or Nothing

I am glad I am sharing life with Mitchell… We have kittens for our anniversary present to ourselves, and it is not quite what we anticipated. We imagined they’d be in the bathroom for a couple days, then be able … Continue reading

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Trishna Jewelry is Closing

The end of a decade is happening 1 May.  I am closing Trishna Jewelry on Etsy.  I am ready to let go, (To focus on only building my art business) but it is happening sooner than 1 July, details below. … Continue reading

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SoCS: Mu, Wu

I didn’t need to rhyme with moo because mu or wu is familiar to me from my twenty-year-old mixed up college self, when my brother came over dropped off a stack of books about Buddhism and said, “These will serve … Continue reading

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Tea Bag Village Moon

It is true that Mitchell and I both live with the knowledge of being guided by an unseen hand.  We’ve both been “taken are of” most of our lives. Love this Thomas Merton quote though I edited it a bit.  … Continue reading

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