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Buddhist Practice and Christian Lent

The practice is called, “tonglen.” The word is Tibetan and can be translated as giving and taking or sending and receiving. The practice appears to date to the 12th century in Tibet, but originated in India before that. Over the … Continue reading

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Spring: Rising from the Ashes

As I walked through the yard, clearing debris from a harsh storm that snapped branches off trees, I came across the first clear sign of spring:  daffodils poking shoots in the midst of the otherwise dead lawn.  The sun has … Continue reading

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Spiritual Practices and Rituals for Integration

Last Thursday morning, I listened to a presentation by a group of graduate students from the school of psychology where I’m faculty. The presentation was the group’s final project for a special course on ethics and diversity. This presentation focused … Continue reading

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