Taming the Wild Beasts

Taming the Wild Beasts

Running at the challenge Linda: In her book, When things Fall Apart, Pema Chodron describes an incident having to do with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan Master who brought the…



The Power of Ritual

The Power of Ritual

It’s not about religion… Linda: Rituals are actions that support the deepening of our spiritual and emotional connections. They bring extra brightness and fulfillment into our lives. Rituals are included…



Longing for Redemption

Longing for Redemption

Support but not rescue. Linda: To the degree that early unhealed wounds and unmet childhood needs are carried into adulthood we will see our partner as having the power, even…



Harmlessness

Harmlessness

The vow of non-harm Linda: When we imagine the depths that we can move to if we live a life without inner conflict, our motivation to practice harmlessness with others…



Even Happy People Get the Blues

Even Happy People Get the Blues

Countering the impulse to withdraw from discomfort Linda: Regardless of what we do, life will at some point bring us losses, disappointments, and instances of physical and emotional pain. Pain…



Seeing the Big Picture

Seeing the Big Picture

Well maybe There is a story about an old Chinese farmer who lived in ancient times. He was the envy of his rather small village, because unlike most of the…