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Tara’s Lullaby

Dec 11, 2018 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tara’s Lullaby

As mom lay dying, I watch her trying to find a restful position as she twitches and raises her hand to scratch her head. She does not have the strength to move her whole body so she moves what she can. Her voice sounds very thin and raspy as she tries to communicate. I cannotRead more …

Cellular Samsara

Dec 8, 2018 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Cellular Samsara

I am one of those rare folks who walks around without a cell phone. My (and the Dharma Center’s) primary phone is a landline. I do have an emergency flip phone that lives in my vehicle. It serves for travel emergencies since they have removed roadside pay phones. It also allows me to be availableRead more …

Abiding in Dying

Dec 5, 2018 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Abiding in Dying

As you know from reading these journal entries, my mother is in hospice care. She is approaching her final days or weeks in her current body. She recently began refusing food and stays in bed all day. She cannot really communicate but offers a few bursts of words—sometimes making sense, sometimes not. I sit withRead more …

Heart Essence of the Dakinis

Nov 27, 2018 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Heart Essence of the Dakinis

Sometimes, the essential teachings are referred to as the “dakini’s warm breath.” Dakini is our original wisdom nature, the feminine side of our pure awareness. She dances in the elements: earth, water, fire, wind, and space. She often embodies in female form just to mess with us. Wherever we meet her, she evokes our deepestRead more …

Nothing to Hold

Nov 26, 2018 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Nothing to Hold

I am listening to a news report about a woman who lost everything in the Paradise, California, fire. She and her two children survive but her home and possessions are reduced to ash. Her comment about the experience, after the initial shock, is that she has a sense of freedom and can now start overRead more …