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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

I’m sharing the opening poem for 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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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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RAIN

RAIN

  • February 24, 2019

As human beings, there’s no getting around that at times we will feel vulnerable, hurt, angry, and other difficult feelings. This month at Meditation Mondays we’ve been gradually unpacking a mindfulness practice that can be particularly helpful for navigating challenging…

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Appreciative Seeing

Appreciative Seeing

  • November 12, 2018

“A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of {others}, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have…

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The Wisdom Of Autumn

The Wisdom of Autumn

  • October 16, 2018

Last month I went on silent retreat in the outskirts of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Most of our time (practice, meals...) was spent outdoors, welcoming fall in a deeply intimate manner. Inspired by this time just being with the subtle…

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