Reflections

Engage with other sangha members here by reading and sharing reflections and discussing areas of interest to you. We all benefit from exchanging ideas and cultivating spiritual friendships. If you’re looking for inspiration, your fellow practitioners can help you feel supported and less alone! Do you have concerns about balancing practice and daily life? Here’s a place to turn for suggestions and encouragement.

Radically Loving – Transcending Anxiety and Stress -

Sep 29, 2020

By Helen Felcey, Altrincham, UK I attended a three-day webinar retreat, Radically Loving – Transcending Anxiety and Stress, with Erric Solomon. I have just received the book, Radically Happy: A User’s Guide...

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Taking Obstacles Onto the Path -

Sep 20, 2020

By Jamie Gaddy About two years ago we suffered the sudden loss of family member due to suicide. It really rocked our family. For the most part, everyone in the family handled...

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Student Reflections on Gomde Cooperstown’s Virtual Retreats – May 23 to June 1, 2020 -

Aug 6, 2020

Are you curious about what an online retreat is like? What type of experience can you expect? Is it beneficial? Recently, over two hundred and fifty people from seventeen countries around the...

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Mariam’s Playground -

Apr 21, 2020

By Andrea ShermanArtwork by Jayne Feinberg Stuecklen Right now, as a result of this pandemic crisis, many people are navigating through loss of some kind, whether it be jobs, security, or loved...

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Anxiety and Meditation on Campus–Then and Now -

Mar 31, 2020

by Arthur Versluis A Big Surprise I work in a public research university the size of a small city, with its own power plant and water supply systems, with over 41,000 students,...

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Forgetting the Goal: A Lesson on Hope and Despair -

Feb 13, 2020

By: Jamie Gaddy Hope and Despair: What does it mean to hope? Losing hope, or falling into despair, on the spiritual path is a deeply painful and penetrative experience. What does it...

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A Dharmic Journey in Facing Cancer -

Jan 23, 2020

By Wiyono Gunawan (pictured above in the middle, with his spiritual family before his operation at his home town, December 2017) This reflection has been translated and edited for better clarity. The...

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Teachings on Khenpo Ngakchung’s Commentary on Words of My Perfect Teacher -

Jul 26, 2019

For a sweltering, but inspiring and deeply rewarding, couple of days over 4th of July weekend, a few lucky sangha members were able to receive teachings from Tulku Migmar  Tsering on Khenpo...

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Sampa Lhundrup Tsokbum: Student Reflections on this Auspicious Occasion -

Jul 24, 2019

Sampa Lhundrup Tsokbum:  Student Reflections on this Auspicious Occasion Sitting in the tsokbum at the Asura cave in Kathmandu feels relaxed and almost normal or natural to be there–until I take a...

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Check Yourself! The Tool of Reflection -

Jul 5, 2019

Image by Daniel Mingook Kim on Unsplash By Nina Eder When I first heard Phakchok Rinpoche talking about reflecting on our mind, I didn’t think that “checking myself” would be of any use....

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