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Celebrating year’s end

We’ve recently gathered with the people who are important in our lives to express our gratitude for the many blessings in our lives. The celebrations continue with Kwanza, Hanukah, Bodhi Day, and Winter Solstice as we hunker down for winter. … Continue reading

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Ground Hog Day: Lessons in Acceptance

Ground Hog Day marks the mid-point between the Winter Solstice of December and the Spring Equinox of March. It’s also time for the annual pilgrimage to Punxsutawney, PA, where we pin our hopes for an early Spring on a rodent. … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

The New Year’s celebrations have come and gone. Lists of resolutions have been written. Diets have been planned, and gyms joined. Will this be like last year and the year before? By mid-February, will the list of resolutions be forgotten … Continue reading

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A thought from the Buddha

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. – Buddha Are you ready to concentrate on who you are right now?  

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Hungry Ghosts

The term comes from the Buddhist tradition.  In Buddhism, it is one of the Six Realms of existence; Hungry Ghosts are beings reborn into that realm because of their jealousy, greed, and envy. Hungry Ghosts are associated with compulsion, obsession … Continue reading

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You can follow a new path

January. The time of the year when we all think about resolutions: making changes to our lives. What kinds of change are possible? Your ability to transform your life is limited only by your own imagination. You can explore: your … Continue reading

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