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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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Book Review: The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo

Day-books have been the rage in the last decade, and frankly, most are a bit like FaceBook, allowing you to feel like you are having a brief respite when in fact, like the thousand friends you’ve collected, real friends need to be cultivated and spent time with, listening and understanding and celebrating. I postulate that while they may be nice as part of a calendar, if you want to have any kind of spiritual awakening, you need to pick a spiritual path and stay with it like you would a good friend, and get to know its depths. Continue reading

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Lojong Practice 27: Aspiration

Notes at the end for this ongoing study: This is the twenty-seventh weekly installment.  To start at the beginning go here. The fifth of the five strengths is aspiration. Trungpa speak of this as ending with the wish to save … Continue reading

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Heart Opening + Clarity of Mind

It may be the time of year, or maybe that we are on vacation from the day-to-day grind of being on call as small businesspeople, but I am in a reflective mood.   I am thinking about the immense gift … Continue reading

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