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On Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s Statement From a Reader of the New York Times

Guest Post By Joanne Clark

As a woman living in a Western country with laws, as a liberal with a subscription to The New York Times, and as a follower of HH Dalai Lama, I found… 909 more words


Rigpa Students in a Quandary: What to Do When Seeing Your Guru Punch a Nun in the Stomach Crosses a Line?

A week ago until today I received different emails from a person who wants to change Rigpa from within. In that context, I argued about the integrity and truthfulness of a certain fully ordained nun.

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A Successful Model

Now that the decimation of public education is official policy in Washington, teachers can resist or use this as an unprecedented oppportunity to return to the solution that was abandoned in the early 20th century: the proven success record of schools developed and administered by women educators. 533 more words


Open Letter to Nicolas de Ruiter, Son & Heir of Oasis

Dear Nic,

On May 7 of this year, I sent an email to 73 of John’s followers who subscribe to the Birds of Being Google Group, inviting them to share their experiences with John for my book. 1,955 more words

We Need Nothing Less Than Passion

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about what should be the single most important attribute in the way we approach our rabbinate. Every time I contemplate this, I come to the same answer: passion. 836 more words

From The Fellows

I'm Still Chanting, yea, yea, yea

This mantra highlights the nature of the teacher-student relationship that produces ideal results for the student. The transference of mental, spiritual and intellectual energies from the teacher to the student can be achieved through a mutually nourishing relationship, which is based on respect, joy (of giving and receiving), and absence of malice or negative thoughts. 15 more words