A few things you might be interested in…

Saturday, December 3, Lama David Curtis will present a free 1-hour lecture by Zoom on a verse from the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, explaining each word and how Tibetan is put together. …

I worried

a poem by Mary Oliver I worried a lot. Will the garden grow, will the riversflow in the right direction, will the earth turnas it was taught, and if not…

Little bird tracks

One of three journal posts I wrote on the three and a half years I was in long retreat. Retreat cabins in the snow in 2022. Little bird tracks. Squirrel…

Awake. Awake. awake.

(On three year retreat I thought I would keep a journal. There was no time. Well, perhaps there was time, but it soon became clear that there were better things…

Dharma elders

Someone sent me this photo just now. This is Jan "Chozen" Bays, Roshi, a bright star of the Buddhadharma, a living, breathing example of "the Great Vow" of compassion. Chozen…

The Lama and the community

What are the primary roles of the lama in a dharma community? The answer depends, of course, upon the community. Let’s consider Dekeling, the community some of us know best.…

Photos of Medicine Buddha Retreat

Thanks for Eric Platzek and Mary Woods for taking photos at the Medicine Buddha retreat. Watch for more info on sangha news in our newsletter, coming out mid-October, thanks to…

Grandfather fire came to tell US

Someone on retreat this weekend asked me to post this again since fire season is coming. Is here. Thank you for your practice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcQ8CVGXR78