From Jack Kornfield

As I learn of the shootings in Texas, and the murders in Buffalo last week, and in every week of this year, I am yet again dumbstruck! I feel an ocean of tears and compassion for so many who have been killed, harmed, and those left behind who have lost children and...

My brother on Valentine’s Day

On Monday brother number two called to tell me that Dave, our oldest sibling, had died. He suffered from Alzheimer’s for several years and had been living in a memory care facility. When I called Dina, his wife, she said he hadn’t recognized her for the...

Thich Nhat Hanh 10/11/1926-1/22/2022

Dearest Thuy Even when the cloud is not there, it continues and snow or rain. It is impossible for the cloud to die. It can become rain or ice, but it cannot become nothing. The cloud does not need to have a soul in order to continue. There’s no beginning and no...

Weather

The last week or so in our Northwest has seen some tumultuous weather; fierce winds, slanting rain and cold. Streets are full of ‘lakes’ that cars splash through. People hurry along with umbrellas flipping inside out and rain boots and coats. Almost all...

The journey of pain

My daughter was injured and in need of surgery. We live a distance from each other but I went to LA to be with her. Helped her dress, eat, take a shower. I combed her long tangled hair and braided it. I hadn’t done that since she was a child. Through it all,...