I’m happy to announce two new online courses starting soon: Photo by Alex Baker Photography You can find more information about these and other online events on my Teaching – Online webpage herePlease register soon to avoid missing out!
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NEW online meditation opportunity – Start Your Year Well
Since June 2020, I have been offering an online meditation on Monday mornings, called “Start Your Week Well.” As an extension of that idea, you’re invited to join me and meditators from around the world for a full day of drop-in online meditation to help start your YEAR well. This will be an opportunity to strengthen your meditation practiceContinue reading “NEW online meditation opportunity – Start Your Year Well”
Some information and support for Ukraine
Lovingkindness In Troubled Times Metta Meditation & Community Gathering organised by IMS At times it seems like goodness may be getting harder and harder to find. In this moment, all around the globe—from Ukraine to Ethiopia, Afghanistan to Myanmar, as well as in the fractured United States—the prevalent expressions of grasping, hatred, and delusion canContinue reading “Some information and support for Ukraine”
New online retreat opportunity!
Eight-day on-line retreat with US dharma teacher Gil Fronsdal12-20 February Due to Covid, this retreat is NOW FULLY ON-LINE and there are just a couple of places available This eight-day on-line retreat offers a rare opportunity to connect with one of the most highly-respected insight teachers in the US, Gil Fronsdal. Option 1: Online retreat Held in silenceContinue reading “New online retreat opportunity!”
Some Climate Change Actions and Trainings
ONLINE EcoSattva Training – Series 3: An Online Course for Aspiring EcoSattvas In the backdrop of a pandemic and state actors actively hostile to science, ecological breakdown looms. The potential for overwhelm is real. While we take steps to demand racial justice, protect voting rights, or defend ecosystems, we can also invest in our innerContinue reading “Some Climate Change Actions and Trainings”
Some bhikkhuni news from around the world
Sri Lanka Bhikkhuni Kusuma passes away 28 August 2021 The internationally acclaimed Buddhist monastic, scholar, and vocal advocate for full female monastic ordination Venerable Dr. Bhikkhuni Kusuma Devendra died of Covid complications late on Saturday in Sri Lanka. She was 92 years old. Some personal reflections on meeting Bhikkhuni Kusuma Bhikkhuni Kusuma was for me, a realContinue reading “Some bhikkhuni news from around the world”
Exploring the Heart of Freedom
Exploring the Heart of Freedom is a sixteen-month program designed to cultivate our understanding of the core teachings of the Buddha, deepen our meditation practice, and help us to embody the dharma in spiritual friendship and community. Jointly offered by IMS and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies (BCBS), the program consists of five residential retreats in Barre, MA, whichContinue reading “Exploring the Heart of Freedom”
A few resources for resilience
Feeling stretched? As the bad news continues and intensifies in various parts of the world, I’ve started collecting news articles, books and courses to turn to when I need some inspiration. Below are just a few suggestions – let me know if you have any favourites of your own! Finding good news in the midstContinue reading “A few resources for resilience”
A Few More Anti-Racism Resources
United States White and Awakening Together An online course run by Spirit Rock starting August 2 Description:This is a time in America when white people’s awareness of the terrible impact of racial injustice has increased dramatically in the context of the pandemic and following the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. HowContinue reading “A Few More Anti-Racism Resources”
Can you hear these voices?
Can you listen as if it was your sister speaking? Your grandson? Your niece? Your father? Your aunt? Kimberley Jones, US Black Lives Matter Activist In the Buddha’s teaching, all beings have been our mothers and fathers at some point in the past … Trevor Noah, South African comedian Whether or not we “believe” inContinue reading “Can you hear these voices?”