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kunzang-drolma's picture
Jul.22.2009
Heat seeps under the door as you sleep, enters the cracks in the walls, permeates the pores of your skin.  It swaddles you in invisible rags that burn at their touch, constricting your breath; you are drowning in air that scalds your lungs as you sink.  Heat is a second skin, you feel it against...
gary-g-gach's picture
Jun.18.2009
THE WORLD IS AS WIDE AS THE HEART IS WIDE   The other day, Rev. James R Willems gave me a book to read, Metaphysical Horror by brilliant Polish philiosopher, historian, theologian, political scientist, and literary critic Leszek Kolakowski. His is a rare voice speaking to the sheer...
kunzang-drolma's picture
May.03.2009
as a capricorn, my life lurched into intersection with Pluto in recent months. i am not an astrology buff by any means; it is a language unfamiliar to me. yet i do believe that the outer and inner bear witness to one another, are reflections of relationships and responses that involve more than I...
diane-chamberlain's picture
Apr.14.2009
Do you have a favorite author? And if you do, have you noticed how often the same themes emerge in his or her work? Oh, the stories might be very different from one another, but if you stop to think about them, you'll most likely see similarities at the core of each one of them. In my case, I often...
patricia-snodgrass's picture
Mar.29.2009
I'm not Jewish. Perhaps in another lifetime, but not this one. My aunt thought we were, because somewhere someone had told her that our ancestors (Cherokees and Kiowas) were the Lost Tribe of Israel.  She converted in a way I suppose. She went to synagoge, ate kosher and observed the Sabbath. I...
patricia-snodgrass's picture
Mar.29.2009
I'm not Jewish. Perhaps in another lifetime, but not this one. My aunt thought we were, because somewhere someone had told her that our ancestors (Cherokees and Kiowas) were the Lost Tribe of Israel.  She converted in a way I suppose. She went to synagoge, ate kosher and observed the Sabbath. I...
kunzang-drolma's picture
Mar.28.2009
When I awoke yesterday morning, although I did not know it, my world had changed. Across the ocean, in southern India, the great Lama who had with great kindness guided countless people on a pure, unbroken path of Buddhism, had passed away. His Holiness Penor Rinpoche was probably not as well known...
catherine-nagle's picture
Mar.26.2009
Where Is True Justice? I have learned that justice can be found in the heart, through compassion. But before I learned this, and for most of my life, I’d been asking God where the justice was in the world. I questioned this, not only in my immediate family, but also in close relatives and...
pavel-somov's picture
Mar.15.2009
Willingness to forgive is dependent on our explanatory or attributional style, on why we think people do what they do. People are scientists by nature: when we observe an event, we attempt to make sense of it. Making sense of the world is adaptive, necessary for survival. The more we understand...
lisa-saffron's picture
Mar.02.2009
Have a look at my Listening to the Tune in Dialogue blog - you'll find out about my latest activities and thoughts. I hope you'll be inspired to add a comment and share what you've been doing. Read about my lessons in compassion, what Irshad Manji has to stay about coming out, an interesting...