Dragonfly Retreats

Posted by on Jul 12, 2014 in Dragonfly Retreats, Emotions, Events, Grief, Happiness, Healing, Loss and Letting Go, Peace | 0 comments

Scared and sacred are spelled with the same letters. Awful proceeds from the same root word as awesome. Terrify and terrific. Every negative experience holds the seed of transformation. –Alan Cohen   Hello beautiful souls!  I wanted to do some updates about the goings on around here, especially about the retreats.  Many of you are asking about them, so this seems like the best way to do it. First, yes– all of the spots for the New Mexico retreats are full, at least for this year.  We will probably do a larger, longer group retreat next year in Abiquiu, NM, with the option...

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Guerilla Gardening

Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Events and Education, Green or Nature, Healing, ponderings, Spirituality, Spirituality or Religion | 0 comments

Gardening is the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do, especially in the city.  Plus, you get strawberries. ~~ Ron Finley   Hello all!   In honor of Mother’s Day, I spent the weekend planting a crazy organic garden, playing in the dirt.  I planted about 60 or so cucumbers, aka Pickle Seeds.  I planted an equally ridiculous amount of tomatoes and assorted other edibles…  Some peppers, more salad greens, tons of sunflower seeds and a variety of other things.  The garlic I planted last fall is coming up like crazy, the herbs are on full display and things are blooming...

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Buddhist Events in St. Louis

Posted by on Dec 14, 2011 in Events and Education, Spirituality or Religion | 0 comments

Hello all!  The updated schedule for MABA and the schedule of events has been posted.  If you are interested in any activities in the Buddhist community, this is a good group and a good place to practice.    Enjoy! 🙂 Dear Friends, Please see the poster below if you have an interest in studying the Dharma this winter in Chesterfield. Reminder of MABA activities: With the monastics in the traditional 3-month retreat at MABA, there is the usual suspension of Dharma talks and study groups at the Monastery. The Sunday meditations will continue at 10 am, and all are welcome to attend. MABA has the...

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Spiritual Fruits or Just Nuts?

Posted by on Dec 8, 2011 in Emotions, Grief, Happiness, Loss and Letting Go, prayers, Spirituality | 0 comments

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened. Don’t open the door to the study and begin reading. Take down the dulcimer. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground. Let the beauty we love be what we do.   ~~Rumi I love this picture, taken when the Christ the Redeemer statue was under construction.   One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, it was built in Rio di Janiero in the 1920’s and is huge, overlooking the whole city.  It captures how I so often feel on the path and I look at it from time to time to remind me of what it symbolizes to me in my...

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The Mountain Remains…

Posted by on Jun 27, 2011 in Emotions, Grief, Happiness, Loss and Letting Go, ponderings, Spirituality | 0 comments

I am always with all beings, I abandon no one.  And however great your inner darkness, you are never separate from Me.   Let your thoughts flow past you calmly.  Keep Me near, at every moment.  Trust Me with your life, because I Am you, more than you yourself are… ~~~Bhagavad Gita Hello all!  Blogger Slacker returns like a thief in the night, surprise!  A lot has been happening, and the truth is I’ve been living this life instead of blogging about it.  But I wanted to come by so the Spirituality blog and our dear readers don’t get too lonely 🙂 We signed my mom into hospice...

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