Browsing All posts tagged under »teachers«

Alone with Memories (a poem)

December 27, 2009


Alone With Memories A Poem Composed by Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to His Guru Sadness and loneliness are my forced friends, Loving in lands forever foreign as I have no home… Sounds of my Guru’s damaru evokes a time long gone, As it plays in my head all day long… More – – – – – […]

On Spiritual Teachers (Michael Dove)

December 6, 2009


Every spiritual teacher represents a sacred invitation to cross an inner bridge to your true self.  This is an invitation to the fulfillment of the sacred deep promise at the center of the being.  A promise of wonder and light. You deserve no less. ~Michael Dove

My Peace Vow ~ Mother Maya

August 30, 2009


The “Fifth” Noble Truth

May 24, 2009


“The fifth truth, the truth of Bringing the Teachings Home…” ~Hilda G. Baldoquin Cuban-born Soto Zen priest Editor of “Dharma, Color & Culture: New Voices in Western Buddhism” (2004) ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Buddhadharma Comes Full Circle “Siddharta Gautama, who became Shakyamuni Buddha, was a person […]

Praise Mother Sentient Beings!

May 10, 2009


I LOVE YOU NANAY! Happy Mother’s Day Our mother is the teacher who first teaches us love, the most important subject in life. Without my mother I could never have known how to love. Thanks to her I can love my neighbors. Thanks to her I can love all living beings. Through her I acquire […]

Praktis ~ “Answers from the Heart” (TNH)

May 2, 2009


Picked up a copy of “Answers from the Heart” by Thich Nhat Hanh (Parallax Press). What a gentle and healing read it has been. I remember Thay sharing once about the praktis of reading dharma texts. Breathe, settle and allow the mind and body to be receptive to the “reading” because this act of reading […]

More Dharmacasts from the Ten Directions!

March 12, 2009


This time, from H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, from Kechara House in Malaysia. I encountered Rinpoche’s teachings a couple winters ago from Youtube and website. It’s a funny, fierce and lineage-based Loco 🙂 Lama style kinda teaching, in the illustrious tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa, HH the Dalai Lama and Gaden Shartse Monastery. Check it out […]

Fifth Chakra Healing

March 9, 2009


Revisiting last week’s class on THE FOUR GREAT TRUTHS and the truth that was revealed about me and my fifth chakra healing. So, am wandering around the web to look for more good things to read and clarify, inform and inspire my understanding of the fifth chakra. And a couple of nights ago, I had […]

Praktis ~ “Teaching” English

February 10, 2009


Maybe this is part of my family of origin contemplation ~ meditation for this Full Moon in Leo?  🙂 (Do I consider myself an English teacher?  Or an English Language Arts teacher?  Or a critical literacy & writing teacher?  I have to say the latter…I feel like my identity of knowing English arises from that […]

Communication Praktis

January 13, 2009


It’ll be a week tomorrow since the Unexpected Changes conversation with folks at work regarding the academy.  It is interesting to see how differently I’m relating to that moment.  I still feel confused, but since then, smaller conversations here and there have taken place which perhaps have cumulatively “shifted” the reality a bit, just a […]