6 Billion Trillion Miles of Emptiness: "This is incredibly important for something where there is nothing to it," says retired NASA astronomer

October 5, 2007   |   2 Comments

Source Associated Press Friday, August 24, 2007 WASHINGTON — Astronomers have stumbled upon a tremendous hole in the universe. That’s got them scratching their heads about what’s just not there. The cosmic blank spot has no stray stars, no galaxies, no sucking black holes, not even mysterious dark matter. It is 1 billion light years across of nothing. That’s an... READ MORE

Singing Sweet Songs in Darkness

October 5, 2007   |   2 Comments

The lonely child who travels through The fearful waste and desolate fields, And listens to their barren tune, Greets as an unknown and best friend The terror in him, and he sings In darkness all the sweetest songs. —Chögyam Trungpa from “The Silent Song of Loneliness” in Mudra: Early Poems and Songs Relationships are lonely. Even good ones. My relationship... READ MORE

ocean of dharma

October 1, 2007   |   Leave a reply

got this today from ocean of dharma which delivers a quote a day from Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. i received tremendous heart from these words and hope you will too. TO SUBSCRIBE visit following link: [Chogyam Trungpa escaped from Tibet in 1959, having witnessed extensive destruction and death when the communist Chinese took over the country. He reflected on this... READ MORE

humans are human

September 24, 2007   |   4 Comments

Mother Theresa’s Crisis of Faith anyone with thoughts and longings such as these must have attained a very high level of realization. when i read about her struggles, it gives me more faith. thank you, Mother Theresa.

once i had a broken heart. it was awful.

September 15, 2007   |   35 Comments

This is my story. What’s yours? Buddhism gives a unique perspective on relating to a broken heart. Of course, there are broken hearts and then there are broken hearts. No matter how much losing other relationships may have made you cry, there are some endings that transcend everything you’ve ever known about pain. If you’ve had such a heartbreak, you... READ MORE

3 things that help with fear

September 12, 2007   |   2 Comments

Typically the suggestions to fight fear are based on confrontation. But this doesn’t always work, especially for women. Actually, men too. Here are three alternatives to “fight or flight” that you may not have thought of. 1. Hang out with your friends. It’s no accident that you feel better after a long chat with your best friend. Connecting with others... READ MORE

meditation and creativity

August 29, 2007   |   6 Comments

Am at Karme Choling right now, teaching a meditation retreat for writers. This combination of practices is magical. Meditation practice reverses the traditional model for getting somewhere. We don’t see something out over the horizon and then put one foot in front of the other until we get there. Instead, we try to stay still and let something come toward... READ MORE

new article: "getting serious"

August 24, 2007   |   2 Comments

I wrote an article entitled, “Getting Serious” for the September issue of Body & Soul magazine. It’s about things to consider when you’re thinking about getting serious about a relationship.

on beliefnet today…

August 24, 2007   |   5 Comments

Would love to hear your thoughts on my article, “10 Tips for a Fearless Life.” What would you add as #11? 12??

"be fearless"

August 24, 2007   |   Leave a reply

From this month’s Fitness Magazine (input from 11 women, including moi-self) BE FEARLESS

home from meditation retreat

August 18, 2007   |   Leave a reply

There is no way to describe the magic that happens when 100 or so people work at studying their own minds from 7am to 9pm. Our retreat was a combination of practice and study. We heard amazing, incredible, generous, inspiring talks from our teacher, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The students were in love with the teacher and it seemed mutual. During... READ MORE

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