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Love It All

Although Jack has been urging me to write a book for 20 years now, I’ve always felt I give my contribution to the world through my teaching. I happily share the love and wisdom that have come to me in this life, and that’s enough. Simple, intangible things satisfy me; the light of this morning’s… Continue reading

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A Beloved Community

On, January 25, 1967, Martin Luther King introduced Thich Nhat Hahn to the whole world when he nominated him for the Nobel Peace prize, stating, “. . . I do not personally know of anyone more worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize than this gentle Buddhist monk from Vietnam… He is a scholar of immense… Continue reading

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Love and Devotion

How do you express your love for this astonishing, alarming, awe-inspiring world? What do you do that arises from a spontaneous offering of the heart? For years now, I’ve been part of a small group of long-time meditation teachers in northern California that meets a few times a year. Now we’re very senior teachers, both… Continue reading

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After Death, A New Year

As you know many of us have been affected by the passing of Ram Dass, a powerful visionary teacher. Thank you to everyone who wrote to InsightLA last week. What happens to us human beings when we die? It’s a great mystery. My London friend Fiona Hancock texted me on Tuesday to say how surprised… Continue reading

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Communion with Ram Dass

This is a communion with Ram Dass after his death, sent from my friend Fiona Hancock in London. Fiona is a gifted being who is able to extend her consciousness beyond the limits of our ordinary perception. She has given her permission for me to share this with you: As I sit down to connect… Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Have you ever been to the Four Corners Monument, marking the place where four states meet? The quadripoint where a corner of New Mexico, Utah, Arizona and Colorado meet also marks the boundary between two Native American governments, Navaho Nation and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Reservation. As you drive across the country, through hundreds… Continue reading

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Healing Great Sadness

Grieving is hard work — and the time it takes to recover from intense grief can be longer than most people expect. Some people get impatient with the process and don’t want to talk about it anymore, while for others the pain of loss and impermanence is always front and center. The most important thing… Continue reading