Deserts and the Eight Worldly Dharmas

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 in Emotions, Grief, Happiness, Healing, Loss and Letting Go, ponderings, Spirituality | 0 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 Insight...

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Forgiveness and Priorities, Life and Death

Posted by on Sep 1, 2011 in Grief, Happiness, Loss and Letting Go, Peace, Spirituality | 1 comment

True forgiveness isn’t colored with expectations that the other person apologize or change. Don’t worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time—just like it does for you and me.        ~~Sara Paddison Hello all, blogger slacker returns 🙂 I’m at my parental units home in The Middle Of Nowhere, MO for a bit.  My mom is in hospice and is declining steadily so I’m here with her for the duration.  I’ve been up with her most of the night, just being with this experience, being with...

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The Versatile Blogger Award!

Posted by on Apr 26, 2011 in Events and Education, Misc stuff that is totally unrelated to anything obvious, Spirituality or Religion | 6 comments

Well, well.  How cool is this?  The Blessings Blog was just given The Most Versatile Blogger Award by our fun friends over at Fodder4Thought!   So first, we thank them for the nomination and for including us in their  friends to include! Lol, the six of you reading this should go check her out! 😉 The Versatile Blogger award’s three requirements are: 1. Thank the person who gave you the reward. 2. List seven random facts about yourself. 3. Nominate fifteen new bloggers for the award. Having fulfilled requirement numero uno, we move on to #2… Random facts…hmmm.  Most of my life is...

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