These are ‘Holy Days’, the season of darkness, contemplation and reflection. Holy days are precious days, as I think all days are. But thoughts and feelings come and go, always changeable. I certainly get caught by them, being human. Yet I seek to inhabit the changeless domain. Or acknowledge I am, truly, finally, in it, of it, now and forever, that I am Awareness, Presence.
My meditation mantra "Sat, Chit, Ananda reminds me:
Existence, Consciousness, Bliss. That last one is a challenge for me. In this precarious world, can I really be happy? To be blissful is revolutionary and evolutionary, a threat to some people. A threat to me sometimes, lonely, yet what I want, who I am.
I appreciate the Columbia University scholar Bob Thurman’s teaching that what we have here is a "Buddhaverse”: that this existence — the only one we have right here and now — is bliss.
Holy Days Sale:
Enso Morning: Daily Meditation Gifts ($24.95) and Essence: The Emotional Path to Spirit ($20.95)
Buy both books for $40.00
If you live locally, I will sign books and you can pick them up at my house, or I will send books to you with free shipping.
Also Available: Enso Circle Hanging Banners
Calm and centering art pieces , excellent for altars and meditation spaces
10” x 17” Enso painting is an ancient spiritual practice that combines art and religion. Each painting is unique, signed, and comes with a brief history and description of the practice
Place order by email
meetings available by appointment.
(see contact information below)
Lunch break - Collins Brook School construction crew Summer 1969
Coming Spring 2019:
Collins Brook, A Maine Free School A Memoir
Special Request: As our calendar year comes to a close, I'd like to know what would be helpful to you as you move along your spiritual path. I invite you as a member of this beloved community to email me with your ideas. Thank you.