FAQ About Rage

A Bit about Rage Rage sits at the crossroads of personal transformation. Those of us seeking spiritual enlightenment will inevitably stumble upon personal rage on the path. Rage is not to be understood as a useless emotion, empty of story or knowledge. Rather rage is fierce clarity and untapped fuel. Embraced with compassion, the energy …

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The Art of Suffering

Handling our suffering is an art. If we know how to suffer, we suffer much less, and we’re no longer afraid of being overwhelmed by the suffering inside. Instead, we should fear not knowing how to handle suffering. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Happy New Year Dear Ones! The new year is a time when we …

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Tricycle’s Meditation Month – Ungripping Heart & Mind

Tricycle’s 2017 Meditation Month with Ruth King – Ungripping the Heart & Mind Week 1 Transcript:  Cultivating Calm  Week 2 Transcript: Intimacy with Impulses  Week 3 Transcript: Nothing is Personal, Permanent or Perfect Week 4 Transcript: Practicing Kindness – Without Exceptions   Watch the complete Meditation Month 2017 Video Series with Ruth King Meditation Month 2017: …

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Racism is a Heart Disease, And It’s Curable!

Transcript from Tricycle’s Video Series Teachings for Uncertain Times. My Talk: Racism is a Heart Disease, And It’s Curable, was offered on February 17, 2017  Uncertain times are all we have. We never know what’s going to happen—and added to that is this time of racial inflammation in our social system. I’d like to talk about that …

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These "Presidential" Times

Devastated, heavy hearted, weary, bruised. A taste of what our Native and African ancestors must have felt. How did they endure? How do we? Standing Rock ~ today, standing for all of us. The trauma many of us feel may be difficult to metabolize, but it is possible. What is happening requires that we look, feel, …

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Being Mindful of Race

This article was published in BuddhaDharma Magazine, Summer 2016, under the title: Healing the Broken Body of Sangha by Ruth King As Buddhist and mindfulness practitioners, we have an opportunity to understand the dynamics of racial suffering and the flesh we put on its bones. Honoring our relatedness, our belonging, and our impact is a …

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Belonging: Polishing the Third Jewel – Sangha

[This article was originally published in Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s May 2016 Newsletter.] Prior to devoting myself to the Dharma and to teaching the Dharma, I had a corporate job as a training and organizational development consultant working in the Silicon Valley and San Francisco. I specialized in executive coaching and supported leaders in understanding …

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Buddhists for Racial Justice

An Open Letter to Buddhist Teachers, Monastics, Priests, Leaders, Ministers, Practitioners, and Clergy As Buddhist teachers and leaders we are deeply shaken and saddened by the intentional and premeditated murder of nine worshippers at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17, 2015. We send our heart-filled condolences to the families, …

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White House US Buddhist Leaders Conference

Thursday, May 14, 2015 South Court Auditorium, Eisenhower Executive Office Building Just back from an historical event – the first White House US Buddhist Leaders Conference where over 100 monastics, leaders, teachers, activists and scholars from throughout the US Buddhist Community engaged with each other in the morning and with Obama Administration Officials in the …

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