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meditation and creativity

August 29, 2007   |   6 Comments

Am at Karme Choling right now, teaching a meditation retreat for writers. This combination of practices is magical. Meditation practice reverses the traditional model for getting somewhere. We don’t see something out over the horizon and then put one foot in front of the other until we get there. Instead, we try to stay still and let something come toward... READ MORE

new article: "getting serious"

August 24, 2007   |   2 Comments

I wrote an article entitled, “Getting Serious” for the September issue of Body & Soul magazine. It’s about things to consider when you’re thinking about getting serious about a relationship.

on beliefnet today…

August 24, 2007   |   5 Comments

Would love to hear your thoughts on my article, “10 Tips for a Fearless Life.” What would you add as #11? 12??

"be fearless"

August 24, 2007   |   Leave a reply

From this month’s Fitness Magazine (input from 11 women, including moi-self) BE FEARLESS

home from meditation retreat

August 18, 2007   |   Leave a reply

There is no way to describe the magic that happens when 100 or so people work at studying their own minds from 7am to 9pm. Our retreat was a combination of practice and study. We heard amazing, incredible, generous, inspiring talks from our teacher, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The students were in love with the teacher and it seemed mutual. During... READ MORE

boston globe review

August 18, 2007   |   2 Comments

This is the first time i’ve ever received a real review. It was very cool and totally unexpected. I got a phone call while i was on the bus up to meditation retreat, telling me about it. I would have felt so awful if it was a bad review, but it was really good. thank you thank you thank you.

up the mountain

July 22, 2007   |   1 Comment

Getting ready to leave Boulder and drive several hours north to Shambhala Mountain Center. Will be on meditation retreat until Aug 2. I wish it was longer. Very much so. I have enough clothes and snacks to last several months, that’s for sure. It feels like such a departure from everything ordinary that I try to soothe myself with outfit... READ MORE

going on retreat

July 19, 2007   |   Leave a reply

will be away july 22-aug 1 at shambhala mountain center. will be on meditation retreat with my teacher, sakyong mipham rinpoche. i’m so ridiculously excited and happy. may try to blog from there, but only intermittently if at all. it sounds crazy to say that involving yourself in spiritual practice from 7a to 9p every day for a few weeks... READ MORE

gtd and spiritual practice

July 2, 2007   |   1 Comment

GTD is an amazing system for multi-leveled personal organization. There are three things I love about it: It’s enormously intelligent It shamelessly satisfies the inner geek It produces spiritual benefits It’s this last one that is so interesting. The system brings a sense of order, pleasure, and quietude– the intelligence that famously comes forth from disciplined use of GTD. This... READ MORE

business of spirituality

July 1, 2007   |   Leave a reply

Wrote this for The Worst Horse, a great, excellent site where dharma meets pop and vice versa: Skillfully Savvy: Susan Piver’s 8 Points for Selling the Dharma Without Selling It Out We who work in the world of spirituality (or want to bring spirituality into the world of work) often think that if you focus too much on the quality... READ MORE

compromise, shmompromise

June 22, 2007   |   3 Comments

“Relationships take compromise.” Is there any piece of relationship advice more ubiquitous than this? Personally, the first time I heard it, I hoped it wasn’t true. It sounded like a grim reality, one where I’d have to sacrifice what I wanted and find some way to do what the other person wanted even though it was stupid. And plus I’d... READ MORE