I'm joining Service Space because ... It was thanks to the hidden ways of things leading to my meeting Nipun.
A good day to me is when ... I find myself present to this miracle of being alive
My hero in life is ...Hard to single out one
My favorite book is ...Nearly all of Henry Miller's books and essays. Gravity and Grace by Simone Weil. Many of the writings of Laurens Van Der Post. And there are so many others.
One thing I'm grateful for is ... There are so many things. Having so many noble friends is a big one.
How Many Holy Moments
May 21, 2019, 12 comments, 40 smiles [Here's one of the stunning stories shared by Rachel Naomi Remen in a recent circle.] This story is about a guy who runs a large emergency room in San Francisco. Emergency room doctors are not soft and mushy. :) Whether male or female, it requires a great degree of toughness. It was a very busy night in the emergency room. It was so busy that they got him out of his office to go down and actually get in the trenches and help. He wasn't there for a couple of hours and they got a call from an ambulance coming in. They were bringing a woman in active labor -- very active labor -- in. They were concerned that the baby was actually going to be born in the ambulance as they were transporting her. They wanted the team to know that this was coming. So he went out to the ambulance bay, ... Read Full Story
Tea Leaves And Epiphytes...
Jun 24, 2018, 5 comments, 14 smiles I got a last-minute invite to join a small circle of individuals who were going to meet the next morning at the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery. It was good timing. At 9am I joined Rev. Heng Sure, Nipun, Audrey, Rev. Bonnie Rose from Ventura, Janessa Wilder (former CIA analyst and founder of the Euphrates Institute), Fran Faraz, (director of Peace Studies at Golden West College in SoCal), Sally Mahe, (one of the founders of United Religions Initiative, now with 900+ chapters in 105 countries!) and Jin Wei Bhikshu, the monk from Poland. Things got rolling pretty quickly and picked up energy from there. Rev. Heng added some fuel in the form of tea. Sitting at one end of the table, he was carefully setting out 10 cups. He held up a silvery bag to get our attention and announced, “This is a very special tea! A rare dragonwell that has never been ... Read Full Story