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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Willing to experience aloneness, I discover connection everywhere; Turning to face my fear, I meet the warrior who lives within; Opening to my loss, I gain the embrace of the universe; Surrendering into emptiness, I find fullness without end.   Each condition I flee from pursues me, Each condition I welcome transforms me And becomes itself transformed Into its radiant jewel-like essence. I bow to the one who has made it so, Who...

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Revelation must be terrible with no time left to say goodbye. Imagine that moment staring at the still waters with only the brief tremor of your body to say you are leaving everything and everyone you know behind. Being far from home is hard, but you know, at least we are exiled together. When you open your eyes to the world you are on your own for the first time. No one is even interested in saving you now and the world steps in to...

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