time & tantra

my friend danielle has recently become quite fascinated by the year 2012, the time at which the mayan calendar ends – and some claim it’s the end of time. i tend to be skeptical of such claims but on the other hand want to remain open-minded. so as usual, i looked around on the internet… Continue reading time & tantra

tom fox: peace, love and respect vs. dehumanization

here is what tom fox, the slain christian peacemaker, said just before he was abducted: I have read that the word in the Greek Bible that is translated as “love” is the word “agape.” Again, I have read that this word is best expressed as a profound respect for all human beings simply for the… Continue reading tom fox: peace, love and respect vs. dehumanization

more happiness

remember yesterday? i wrote the post inspired by little emily, the toddler who really seems to know what having fun in life is all about. well, on the heels of this comes an email from my friend ken, the happiness guy. he’s got his own blog now! here are a two samples: ClutterMind: The Unexamined… Continue reading more happiness

women, therapy and blogging

a few interesting thoughts on women and blogging: Writing, as a form of therapy, is as old as ink itself. Universally understood as a transformative process, the simple act of putting pen to page can effectively jump start personal growth and healing. Over the years I’ve had more than a handful of sessions on a… Continue reading women, therapy and blogging

manjushri – fierce buddhism

often, we associate buddhism with kindness, gentleness, compassion. but buddhism is about the whole human experience. manjushri is the bodhisattva who engenders the human experience of fierceness and determination. here is an excerpt about him from a blog on e-sangha. (a bodhisattva is an enlightened being who has vowed not to enter nirvana until all… Continue reading manjushri – fierce buddhism