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Empty Space In Our Living Room Posted by Joao Perre, Sep 17 2018 [In a recent conversation about ripples, I was reminded of this story from my childhood.] One of my favorite moments when I was a kid was Christmas, and especially the Christmas tree. :) I always had a special interest -- I don't know why -- but I loved Christmas trees, and I would do anything to build Christmas trees at home. When I was about 10 or 12, my mother -- who is a very, very special person -- posed a challenge that at the time I found very difficult. She said, "This year, instead of decorating a Christmas tree at home, we will provide and decorate a tree for a family in our neighborhood." We were aware of that there were two or three families in our neighborhood that would never be able to build a Christmas tree. But as a kid who loved Christmas trees, :) I became so angry with my ... Read Full Story

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SF Waldorf High Kindness! Posted by Anne Veh, Sep 17 2018 Few weeks back, our Kindness Team visited SF Waldorf High School for a Kindness Circle, which has become an annual tradition there. :) Here's some photos from the day, as well as some touching reflections from some of our Kindness Team volunteers! Pancho, Liz, Helen, and Dustin arrived early in the morning to meditate a full hour before we even began! Beforehand, Helen baked some delicious treats to share, and everyone came with flowers, and gifts to use for our kindness activities. At 8:30AM, we began, with some sweet stories from Dustin and Ana (who came all the way from the Philippines)! Then we broke into pairs to reflect on a moment of kindness we've experienced in our lives, followed by a circle of sharing on what our partners spoke about! By this time, we'd done quite a bit of sharing, so our movement expert Ana led us in an energizing activity and Andy ... Read Full Story

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Laddership News: Laddership News: Ladders & Posted by Jane Murray, Sep 16 2018 This month's 'Laddership Newsletter' was just posted online. The process of laddership creates the circumstances in which transformation can arise - not as formula but as rich possibility. This month, Parag introduces an exciting new circle of fellows for the Laddership Circle (nicknamed "Monsoon" :)) that's just begun in India. Recent alum of another circle, Sylvia, brings us a stirring story of subtle laddering from her time with Mother Teresa.

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Nuggets From Ron Epstein's Call Posted by Amit Dungarani, Sep 15 2018 This past Saturday, we had the privilege of hosting Awakin Call with Ron Epstein. Ron Epstein, Ph.D., is a Buddhist scholar and practitioner. A prolific writer, translator, ethicist and activist regarding the modern application of Buddhism and Buddhist ethics, he is author of the recent book, Responsible Living: Explorations in Applied Buddhist Ethics--Environment, Animals, GMOs, and Digital Media (March 2018). Dr. Epstein is a graduate of Harvard University, the University of Washington, and UC Berkeley. Born in Kentucky to a Jewish family, he turned to Buddhism in the 1960s and found himself living in the same run-down apartment building in San Francisco as a Chinese monk, Master Hsuan Hua, who turned out to be a contributing figure in bringing Chinese Buddhism to the United States in the 20th century. And so at the age of 24, Epstein commenced his life-long study and practice of Buddhism with the Venerable Master Hua, and ... Read Full Story

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