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Remembering a Holy Maverick: Encounters with Reb Zalman (z"l)

The world lost one of its luminaries, Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (z”l), in early July. At a moving celebration of his life last weekend, I recalled a few of the more powerful times when my life intersected with this amazing being, with a “heart as big as the world”, if not as large as the cosmos. 1,370 more words

Spiritual Practice

Loving Judgments

My thoughts have wondered these days. I though about what I returned with from my experience at the silent retreat. It did not take me long to realize what it actually was. 200 more words


Reflecting vs Ruminating. Reacting vs Responding

We are getting closer to leaving Bali, and I have had a chance to go up to a silent retreat center for a couple of days.  1,317 more words

Pre-Silence Predictions - Day 1

As we will be in a silent retreat for 4 days as of Thursday, we decided to write 4 post pre-silent retreat on how we think these days will be. 87 more words


The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence… Everyone needs it, but few find it.

In a culture that increasingly finds ways to scream at us… most of us struggle to balance the screams with the necessary silence. 358 more words

Christian Living

Tasting the sweet nectar of silence: Reflections from a 40 day silent retreat in the Himalayas

‘Once upon a time, a student of meditation went to see a sage. The student began discussing philosophical concepts, such as God and the divine existence, but the sage didn’t say anything. 3,763 more words

Bihar School Of Yoga

Light of a Clear Morning

This particular song, sung by it’s composer – Dolly Parton, helped me through deep, untreated depression and grief after my Aunt Nancy died. She had babysat me every day growing up while my parents worked.   675 more words