Mindfulness of Body

Dharma talk on mindfulness of the body....John O'Donahue the wild Irish poet wrote, "We need to come home to the temple of our senses. Our bodies know they is our minds that make us homeless." When we say "just sit" ….we are[...]


Tonight a friend got scared by the lack of control that characterizes loss. Spoke of “managing our grief” and “getting over grief.” Curiously we never speak of “managing our joy” or “getting over our happiness.” Grief is an[...]

The great matter of life and death

I laugh now thinking about it..... just before my chest pains started that lead to my heat attack I was making notes for a talk on Uncertainty that I had imagined sharing with students in Italy. Try as we might we cannot control the[...]

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Discovering What Death
Can Teach Us About Living Fully

Death is not waiting for us at the end of a long road. Death is always with us, in the marrow of every passing moment. She is the secret teacher hiding in plain sight, helping us to discover what matters most.

Life and death are a package deal. They cannot be pulled apart and we cannot truly live unless we are aware of death. The Five Invitations is an exhilarating meditation on the meaning of life and how maintaining an ever-present consciousness of death can bring us closer to our truest selves.


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