Saturday, January 23, 2010

Life at the Abbey with Pema Chodron

I am reading Pema Chodron's amazing book When Things Fall Apart - "when things are shaky we are on the verge of something" - and was amazed and surprised to discover that she is the resident teacher of a Tibetan monastery in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia! I hope to go there for a residency one day even though they get up at 5:30 am to begin the day (!!!). It looks truly amazing. And I am caught by the notion of 'putting awakening at the centre of my life.'

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Dark Night of the Soul

It has been a strange time for me and I am not yet out of it. Meanwhile Ireland has turned into Canada with cold and snow. Hope you all had a wonderful season of good cheer and wishing you the best for 2010.