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Three Poems. The Vow Upon the Rock. The Power of Eros. Who will You Listen to?

THE VOW UPON THE ROCK

You move your love beyond your normal reach,

and hug your life into an austere fast,

renounce what forms so old that others preach,

to take upon this challenge. Act at last!

Where you face daily the trials anew,

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An Inquiry. Why a Yoga Teacher Resists Saying “May All Beings Be Free” at the end of a Yoga Session

A retreatant participates in an Inquiry. She or he sits besides myself in the front of the Dharma hall. A retreatant can speak about any issue that she or he wishes. The participant or myself can say ‘thank you’ to bring the Inquiry to a close at any time. The Inquiry offers mindful/meditative listening for all of us. This Inquiry took place on the retreat in the Thai Monastery in Sarnath, India in February 2020. A few spots of editing to make clear when reading. Different initials used for person.
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How to Give a Public Talk

How to Give a Public Talk

 

A few years ago, a social survey in the UK asked people: “What is your biggest fear?”

The majority answered “Public Speaking.”

Their second biggest fear was “Death.”

In other words, the British public regard public speaking as a fate worse than death. Continue reading 



20 Quotes from Pope Francis

20 Quotes from Pope Francis. A Voice in the World.

 

Despite being wrapped up in the conservative tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis does not mince his words when it comes to issues close to his heart. Continue reading 




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