What if 2020 was the best thing that could have happened to us?

We view our desire to get rid of disease as a desire to live. But instead it is often just the opposite: it is an attempt to avoid life. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche  I’ve been seeing a lot of stuff and hearing people talk about how they can not wait for 2020 to be over andContinue reading “What if 2020 was the best thing that could have happened to us?”

When the World is on Fire: Do this

A Transformative Buddhist Practice for when you feel like you’re overwhelmed by all the suffering in the world As we look at the world today it can feel as though everything is going to hell in a handbasket. There are riots in the streets and people are literally killing each other. Our world feels dividedContinue reading “When the World is on Fire: Do this”

Listening from a Deeper Source of Intelligence

When someone tells us (as I’m about to) that they’re going to teach us how to listen-we tune out. Isn’t listening something we learned as children? Isn’t it a given? It almost feels like an insult to learn about listening-as if it’s too elementary or basic.  The truth is, deep listening and learning how toContinue reading “Listening from a Deeper Source of Intelligence”

This one thing could save your life

A key skill for First Responders and everyone else First responders have been in the spotlight lately. Whether it’s health care workers responding to Covid or police in riots, we’ve clearly begun to see what a crucial role they play in society. In light of recent events with the killing of unarmed black people byContinue reading “This one thing could save your life”