January 2022

January 2022

Dear Sangha,In recent weeks I’ve heard several different people speak to the importance of embracing the deep quiet of winter in the northern hemisphere. The colder weather and shorter days invite us to slow down, to burrow deeper, to sleep more. When we listen to...
December 2021 Newsletter

December 2021 Newsletter

Dear Sangha, On December 8 each year we celebrate Bodhi Day (Shaka Jodo-e in Japan) to mark the awakening of Shakyamuni Buddha. The stories associated with the Buddha’s awakening inspire us with his extraordinary energy in practice.  He sat through an entire night (or...
November 2021 Newsletter

November 2021 Newsletter

Dear Sangha, I’ve been following the news from the COP26 climate summit over the past few days, starting with U.N. General Secretary António Guterres’ warning that “we are digging our own graves,” and that in the best case scenario, temperatures will rise well above 2...
October 2021 Newsletter

October 2021 Newsletter

Dear Sangha, I’ve been stopped in my tracks several times over the past couple weeks by individual trees whose vibrant reds and yellows have made an early entrance to the fall landscape. This weekend we are moving into peak foliage, a time many of us consider to be...