Sherabling Monastery, India. Sept 2015

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Poem ~ The Dakini Speaks ~ Jennifer Welwood

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My friends, let’s grow up. Let’s stop pretending we don’t know the deal here. Or if we truly haven’t noticed, let’s wake up and notice. Look: Everything that can be lost, will be lost. It’s simple — how could we have missed it for so long? Let’s grieve our losses fully, like ripe human beings, But please, let’s not be so shocked by them. Let’s not act so betrayed, As though life had broken her secret promise to us. Impermanence is life’s only promise to us, And she keeps it with ruthless impeccability. To a child she seems cruel, but she is...

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David Whyte ~ Ego Death Expressed Beautifully

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The man knows how to describe ego death beautifully, practically, and invitingly… xo, K I’ve often felt the deeper discipline of poetry is overhearing yourself say things you didn’t want to know about the world. And something that actually emancipates you from this smaller self out into this larger dispensation that you actually didn’t think you deserved. And so one of the things we’re most afraid of in silence is this death of the periphery, the outside concerns, the place where you’ve been building your personality, and where you...

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Give ~ Bhutan Foundation

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Give ~ Bhutan Foundation

Bhutan Foundation A letter from our Co-Chair  Her Majesty the Queen Mother Gyalyum Tshering Pem Wangchuck   In today’s Bhutan, we have many reasons to be proud and hopeful: our beautiful traditions and cultural heritage, our diverse natural environment, our opportunities for development, and much more. However, nothing gives us more pride in and hope for Bhutan than our young people. As we look towards the future, we believe that fostering their growth is where our best efforts must lie.   It is our aim as a country to provide each...

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Movie ~ Hunt for the Wilderpeople

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Brilliant film! Completely. Utterly. Brilliant. Please take my advice… Close your eyes (and your ears) during the two bloody scenes that appear early (woman killing a boar riverside) and later (a dog-boar fight) in the film. Protect your senses and wait until the scene is (completely) over. You won’t miss anything (except the haunting flashbacks). xo, K

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Solo Piano ~ Tell Me What You Love ~ Steph Newsom

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Inspired by our dyad inquiry (“tell me what you love…”) at the Women’s Retreat, September 2014. Mayacamas Ranch.   Listen to more of Steph’s piano solos… Elegy on a Theme from Neil Young Monday Night Easy Whiskey Valentine How I Feel About That Monday Night Over Tell Me What You...

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Poem ~ Loving Oakland ~ Alice Walker

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Poem ~ Loving Oakland ~ Alice Walker

If gentrifiers do not despoil it which means getting rid of poor and black and people of color people Oakland can be what it has been for a long time:  an urban Paradise. It is a place where the young blonde woman crossing the street in front of your car would look like a threat to the neighborhood except she’s frowning over some deep issue in her inner life and wearing outrageous vivid blue shoes. It is a place where as you sit on the grass by the lake a tall black man of a certain age strolls by blowing his saxophone. You smile and bow, he...

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Give ~ Grand Re-Opening of Wisdom Sun

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September 17, 2016  Meditation, Dedication, and Potluck Celebration!   Join Ari & Rose in reopening their doors to the San Francisco meditation community — following last year’s fire that destroyed the meditation hall and garden. If you can’t make it to the gathering, perhaps offer a donation to help them cover their construction costs? DATE: Saturday, September 17 2016 TIME: 11:00am – 12:00pm LOCATION: 601 29th Street, San Francisco, CA R.S.V.P. is required. You can learn more here....

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Travel ~ An app to eat your way through Paris!

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Travel ~ An app to eat your way through Paris!

Patricia Wells. What an inspiration… Author of 14 cookbooks — including The Food Lover’s Guide to Paris. Living in Provence. (And Paris.) Opening her home for private cooking classes. Sharing her love of local, organic, wholesome food and lifestyle. (I’ve been following her ever since my Aunt Laura called me up, seven years ago, shouting “Let’s go to Provence and learn to cook!”) What now? Patricia’s created an iPad & iPhone app to support your travel through Paris — from restaurants,...

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Residential Retreat ~ Jennifer Welwood ~ Santa Cruz, Calif

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“Integrated Awakening” Retreat with Jennifer Welwood February 27th – March 4th, 2017 Santa Cruz, CA   This retreat, held annually in late February or early March, is currently the only public residential retreat offered by Jennifer Welwood, and is a prerequisite for possible entry into the Mystery School. Registration will open in late September and will sell out quickly. An email will be sent out with instructions on how to register. If you wish to be added to the list to receive this email, please email Jennifer. Find her...

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