Off to Portugal for retreat. Then disappearing into the landscape. Before returning for more retreat in France. No words here until end of August. We're all in this together! And à bientôt all the same. Be well.
In the course of doing some translation work this afternoon, I come across a reference to an Indian people of the Pacific Northwest of North America, a people called the Kwakwaka'wakw, for whom wealth and status were not determined by how much you had, but by how much you had to give away. "The status [...]
A lull in postings corresponds, it would seem, to lazy summer. Perhaps a kind of "retreat" from the usual patterns of my days? And then suddenly it is obvious: Whatever I write or don't write always "corresponds" to the particularities of the singular moment at hand. It's like Bataille says of art, that all true [...]
In the middle of all this daily doing, hectic with activity, I long to just not "do" a thing. My time will come, I think. Playing tourist guide to a visiting relative day after day tries my patience, even if it means wandering through the most beautiful city in the world, the only place on [...]
After another hot day, a storm appears to be brewing. I sit down for a moment with that. Just that: accumulated heat and impending rain. I rest in it, "befriend" it as someone said to me the other night in response to the question, "How do you make peace?" I read earlier someone's "Dharma Dare," [...]
Les lundis soirs, 20h-22h méditation et entretiens (interviews) avec Amy Sensei 4 Passage Courtois 75011 Paris (porte gauche, interphone 'maison', dernière étage) Tél. 06 10 87 82 19 (Joa) Les vendredis soirs, 19h45-21h15 méditation et enseignement (talk) avec Amy Sensei Red Earth Centre 235 rue Lafayette 75010 Paris code 13B12 au fond de la cour, [...]
Autumn 2011 One-day retreats, Paris: 2 Oct. 17 Dec. Weekend retreats: 4-6 Nov. Lisbon City retreat, including a museum meditation led by Frank De Waele Sensei 19-20 Nov. Paris In Full Bloom: The Bodhisattva Way and Joyce’s Ulysses Winter-Spring-Summer 2012 One-day retreats, Paris: 4 Feb. 12 May 16 June (Bloomsday) Weekend retreats: 10-11 March Paris [...]