an invitation to reimagine

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…

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…

the grace of awareness

From Transformative Love to Taking Ourselves As the Object of Love, Sangha’s inquiry and discernment came full circle in 2018. During our final practices in December, we reflected on our year of learning together, naming what we felt inspired to rededicate ourselves to individually and what we collectively felt drawn to study in the season ahead….

hanukkah rededication

Originally posted on dhamma for mama*:
For the holy week, we lit candles each night to rededicate ourselves to practicing values that help us feel cared for and supported as a family. My kiddo chose: LOVE on the 1st night. KINDNESS on the 2nd night. LISTENING on the 3rd night. GENEROSITY on the 5th night.…

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….

invocation

— read at the interfaith thanksgiving service on 19 november 2018 — Inviting of the Bell — The sound of the bell is an invitation to inhabit body, heart and spirit with full and loving awareness. [Sounding of the Bell x 3]   Be Aware of the Earth that Supports You — May we remember and…

a bodhisattva votes

Originally posted on radical bodhicitta:
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!…

special event | radical bodhicitta — embodying justice, liberation + healing

Originally posted on radical bodhicitta:
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…

mutual care | locating needs

Grateful for the collective imagination and wisdom of Sangha! Last Sunday, our contemplation on Mutual Care inspired new queries to support us in identifying our current needs along with practices for honoring those needs. How do we assess when our needs are being met — by asking what fuels, inspires and restores our body, heart,…