For a Future to be Possible

The final session of the Earth Holder Retreat was on the theme of “For a Future to be Possible” on Sunday, May 1 at the Deer Park Monastery. The panel discussion was led by Brother Phap Ho (Brother Protection) and included Kristin Barker (founder of One Earth Sangha), Jayna Gieber (director of “People of the […]

Building a Beloved Community

For the past six years, I have been building a beloved community. The community is the Mindfulness in Healing sangha which meets on Wednesday nights at the Pine Street Clinic in San Anselmo, California from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. This beloved community has changed a lot over the years. My original concept when it began […]

Buddhist Climate Action Network

Thirteen dharma brothers and sisters from several different Buddhist traditions had a planning session on January 4, 2015 for the Buddhist Climate Action Network (BCAN) in Berkeley, CA. The meeting was led by Ayya Santussika of the Karuna Buddhist Vihara, a monastery in Mountain View, California. It was an organizational meeting for BCAN. The meeting […]

The Road is Made by Walking

Walker, your footsteps are the road, and nothing more. Walker, there is no road, the road is made by walking. Walking you make the road, and turning to look behind you see the path you never again will step upon. Walker, there is no road, only foam trails on the sea.   ~ Antonio Machado […]

We Make the Path by Walking It

Lyn Fine is a dharma teacher in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Over the past dozen years or more, I have often heard her say, “We make the path by walking it!” I often think of this when I’m planning my next move in healing myself of muscle invasive bladder cancer. I […]