Tag Archives: sadness

what is two hours out of your life?

its been a surprising two days. i was hit by a mack truck emotionally — NOT by my husband but someone who i was in a committed relationship with, a friendship. i was told that my angry emotions were unacceptable … Continue reading

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Lojong Practice 9: We Breathe

I am using Weeping Buddha and the lojong sayings and commentary from Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness by Chogyam Trungpa as a study, together. I’ve been practicing tonglen for almost three decades, and it is my main practice. This … Continue reading

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Lojong Practice: 8 First Thought, Best Thought

I am using Weeping Buddha and the lojong sayings and commentary from Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness by Chogyam Trungpa as a study, together. I’ve been practicing tonglen for almost three decades, and it is my main practice. This … Continue reading

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Deep Collective Sadness (published first on LunarMoondae)

I sat with this a Moonth before writing. I have just begun to talk to Mitchell about two waves of sadness I feel in recent years. One is personal, and is more familiar, usually linked to an event that is … Continue reading

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Addiction, Again?

Yes, again.  When addiction is a family legacy it rears it’s ugly head every time you turn around. This time it is one of my nephews.  No news here, in one sense.  I remember an argument my mother began and … Continue reading

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