I'm receiving these reframings from Benjamin Henretig as a beautiful invitation to ground and support us in tending to our fears, anxiety and grief.May we find some peace, release (cry, scream, move energy through our bodies), relief, rest and wellness through this madness. 🙏🏾💜 Image Description: A list with the heading "Five Creative Reframes in …
the spaces in our togetherness
It’s the second day of Spring, friends! Under ordinary conditions,we’d be inspired into all manner of group outings and activities. But we’re now 7+ days into our collective practice ofsocial/physical distancing to flatten the curve of this new virus,which has demanded a change in how we connectand created a SURGE in our virtual communications. These digital …
embodied prayer | transforming the heart
Through our collective musing in Sangha last Sunday, it became clear to me that "Transformative Love" is the energy that changes the shape of our hearts and minds. As I become more and more of who I am — and something new — I am contemplating the question: What does this look, sound, feel …
on the dharma shelf | fall 2018 + winter 2019
winter solstice blessings
Happy Winter Solstice + Full Moon Eve, Dear Ones!
For me, it is a time to rest, reflect and
enjoy a balance of solitude and authentic connection.
In whatever ways you observe,
participate in, reframe or abstain from the festivities of this season,
may you honor that which has heart and deepest meaning for you.
a bodhisattva votes
This Election Tuesday is momentual for me personally as I get to support two amazing women in my life in their campaigns for office — my cousin Shauna Dunnings, who's running for Probate Judge, and my friend from high school Elissa Slotkin, who's running for the 8th District U.S. Congressional seat! (I also went to junior …
special event | radical bodhicitta — embodying justice, liberation + healing
In this 4-hour immersive experience, practitioners will be guided through embodied meditations and self-inquiry exercises to: Awaken and strengthen the 4 Foundations of Mindfulness and 5 Spiritual Faculties; Deepen skillful understanding of their relationship to privilege, power and oppression; Move toward skillful and sustainable action to cultivate justice, liberation and healing within themselves and …
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on the dharma shelf | december 2017
In our very bodies, hearts, and minds we are programmed to be in relationship and community together. Breaking together means, when community gets tough, we can feel how much difficulty, pain, and suffering there is in the community. We break together because none of us wishes to add one more drop of suffering to …
not your mule, not your mammy | black women’s labor for justice, liberation + healing
So Ala-damn-bama...and the rest of 'Murikkka: Keep your empty thanks and fleeting acknowledgements. BE BETTER! DO BETTER! First Light of Hanukkah: The Light of Reason that teaches us to see the difference between right and wrong. — Secular Humanistic Judaism I've been sitting in this query about black women living lives steeped in justice, liberation …
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living into community | interfaith thanksgiving service
Deeply honored to have had the opportunity to live into community and abide in Spirit with friends on the path last night.
Bowing with gratitude to Rev. Jen Tafel for the energy of her vision and voice to widen the circle of inclusivity on multiple levels at the Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. You took no credit for all the work you did to organize this special event, still your magic shined through! Thank you for bringing us all together and for inviting me to weave my voice into this service.
Celebrating Rev. Phiwa Langeni for doing the damn thang and truly activating the call to embody gratitude for all who were blessed to hear your sermon.
Treasuring the gift of being able to bring radical bodhicitta — the awakened heart of justice, liberation and healing — into the sanctuary by sharing:
the practice of inviting the bell so that we may…
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