For A New Beginning

For a New Beginning

  • January 9, 2020

For some January 1 marked the beginning of the new year, for others that recognition will come on the 25th, the lunar new year.  However you understand this beginning, may you listen to the places and spaces of your heart…

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Solstice Poem

Solstice Poem

  • December 20, 2019

A simple meditation inspired by the Winter Solstice and Margaret Atwood's Solstice Poem. This is the solstice, the still point of the sun, its cusp and midnight, the year's threshold and unlocking, where the past lets go of and becomes…

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Winter Landscapes: Being With Trees

Winter Landscapes: Being with Trees

  • December 8, 2019

“Having a landscape to oneself is an exclusive pleasure. Many of us stumble upon this by surprise. Suddenly it is there -unshared, solitary. One may well experience a reckless moment of freedom, a penetrating moment of understanding. A meaning that…

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Winter’s Cloak

Winter’s Cloak

  • December 7, 2019

Poem shared at the opening of December 8th's Second Sunday Sit  - Winter’s Cloak by Joyce Rupp. (Rupp is a writer as well as Co-Director of the Institute of Compassionate Presence.) Winter's Cloak by Joyce Rupp This year I do…

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Meditation Monday Open House – Save The Date!

Meditation Monday Open House – Save the Date!

  • November 22, 2019

Meditation Mondays a place to remember who we are, together If you’ve ever been to our weekly sit, or are curious at all about meditation, come to our open house! It’s a chance to check out the beautiful spaces, catch…

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Tending To Arrows: RAIN Meditation

Tending to Arrows: RAIN Meditation

  • September 26, 2019

The following is an excerpt from an article written for 8 Limbs Yoga Centers. It’s been said that when the Buddha was asked what the difference was between folks on the path of waking up, and those not on the…

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A Powerful Antidote To Compassion Fatigue

A Powerful Antidote to Compassion Fatigue

  • September 7, 2019

I was recently invited to write an article about an antidote to compassion fatigue for unfold portland. Below is an excerpt. Click here for the full piece. Compassion fatigue is what happens when we tend to the hurts of others,…

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Meditation Mondays

Meditation Mondays

  • September 6, 2019

a place to remember who we are, together Jocelyn Rahm (of Beam & Anchor) and I were called to start a weekly meditation group because we have both experienced, firsthand, the sense of peace, clarity and rightness that flows towards…

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Listening To The Nehalem River

Listening to the Nehalem River

  • August 9, 2019

Whether exploring out in the world, or returning home, one of the most powerful ways I've found to land in both place and body, is by listening. Last weekend I had the honor of teaching a retreat at North Fork…

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