Quote o the Day

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Cool Art, Fear, Healing, Loss and Letting Go, Peace, prayers, Thought or Quote O' the Day | 2 comments

Fear doesn’t frighten me as much as it used to. I know it’s from clinging and I know it will pass. I can tell myself, “I’m frightened now because even though I know what’s true, I have forgotten it right now. I know the possibility of remembering exists.” That possibility, that conviction, gives me a lot of hope in the middle of the biggest fright. – Sylvia Boorstein Whatever may be scaring you today, we send you Big Light and hope.  Hang in there, you are smarter and more capable than you may think, and no doubt you are doing a better job than you think you are.  Be kind and gentle...

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Deserts and the Eight Worldly Dharmas

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 in Emotions, Grief, Happiness, Healing, Loss and Letting Go, ponderings, Spirituality | 2 comments

Hello all ! It’s been forever since I stopped by, so I thought I’d say hello.  Blogger Slacker, indeed!  Truthfully, I’ve been out living my life instead of blogging about it.  As part of those life adventures, I spent some time in the southwest, rambling around in the desert.   This picture was taken while hiking in the canyons of southern Utah, one of the most gorgeous places on the planet. I was thinking about the desert and my Utah trip this morning.  I love the southwest.  LOVE IT.   And as I proceed across the landscape of my life, with grief from recent deaths, lots...

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Basics of Buddhism Class

Posted by on Oct 4, 2011 in Events and Education, Spirituality or Religion | 0 comments

Hello all 🙂 FYI on Bridget teaching a Buddhism Basics Class.  She also leads an Insight Meditation group on Sunday nights. Enjoy!   Basics of Buddhism Sunday, October 16, 2011, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Masterpeace Studios, 176 Crestwood Plaza, Crestwood, MO This workshop provides an overview of the core teachings of the Buddha as they relate to the practice of Insight Meditation.  A great introduction for those new to the Buddha’s teachings and an opportunity for experienced practitioners to deepen their practice. Teacher:  Bridget Rolens (Community Dharma Leader and Co-leader for St. Louis...

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MABA & Tsunami Relief, Buddhist Events

Posted by on Mar 15, 2011 in Events and Education, Green or Nature, Healing, Spirituality or Religion | 0 comments

Hello All!  Blogger Slacker returns with spring events at MABA, including their China trip and tsunami relief for the Buddhist community in Japan.  If you have never been to MABA, this pic is from them. www.maba-usa.org for directions and information   Mid-America Buddhist Association Monastery via Hwy. 94 to Schindler Rd. in Augusta , MO – a secluded and tranquil setting Dear Friends, See Below for information about: 1)     Earthquake – Tsunami Relief 2)     Sunday Meditation Schedule 3)     Sunday Study Group 4)     Spring Meditation Retreat — April 16 5)     Qingming Ancestor...

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Happenings at MABA

Posted by on Dec 28, 2010 in Events and Education, Spirituality or Religion | 0 comments

This pic was lifted from the MABA site, but this is what it looks like out there as the sun comes up.  It’s a gorgeous and peaceful place.  The monastics are going to be entering into their winter retreat, but I wanted to post this for New Year’s Eve and the winter study groups.  Happy New Year to all of you, peace and blessings and good vibes!  The rest is a straight cut/paste from their flier.   I hope this finds all well and at peace.  I will post again in 2011! Dear Friends, See information from MABA below on 1. New Year’s Blessing Assembly 2. Monastic Retreat Schedule 3....

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