octobre 2015

Heart of Life/Coeur de la vie: Day/Jour V

Par |2015-10-29T23:09:26+01:00octobre 30th, 2015|Textes|

So today is Friday, our last day 'officially' on this retreat together. 'Together' is a key word today, the day of the red family, padma, the day of the fire element. This is the element of the lotus, a flower that flourishes in the mud ('May we exist in muddy water with purity like a [...]

Heart of Life/Coeur de la vie: Day/Jour IV

Par |2015-10-29T10:35:18+01:00octobre 29th, 2015|Textes|

Running behind 'schedule' today, rushing to get up and off to work, with breakfast consumed quickly while standing in the kitchen and no time for morning sitting. No time, either, to prepare my lunch, so had to stop on the way and pick something up, which will be consumed later while sitting (and working) at [...]

Heart of Life/Coeur de la vie: Day/Jour III

Par |2015-10-28T10:31:27+01:00octobre 28th, 2015|Textes|

What a week so far, so full of life-as-it-is. There are almost 40 of us signed up and participating in this retreat in at least 15 cities in 9 countries on 3 continents. Who knows how many 'unregistered' participants there are? Sentient beings are numberless... Thank you everyone for the precision in recounting your day [...]

Heart of Life/Coeur de la vie/Day/Jour II

Par |2015-10-27T11:57:10+01:00octobre 27th, 2015|Textes|

Here we go again. Entering the second day of our retreat, a Tuesday, deep into October. And here in Montreuil the day is bathed in brilliant sun. Last night we ended our sitting in Paris a bit early and drank Champagne -- celebrating the launch of this web site that we had worked so hard and [...]

Heart of Life/Coeur de la Vie: Day/Jour I

Par |2015-10-26T01:16:09+01:00octobre 26th, 2015|Textes|

Good morning! It already feels like autumn here in Paris. Nice to sit down and start the day and the week with a few words to you, my fellow retreat participants. Today, pay attention to whatever arises as you go about your activities. Notice the space or absence of space that you feel or don't [...]

Giacomettrics/Giacomettriques: Poèmes/poems online/en ligne

Par |2015-10-26T12:29:35+01:00octobre 24th, 2015|Poésie|

Je suis très heureuse -- ravi! -- de voir des extraits de mon précédent recueil de poèsie, Giacomettrics, publiés en version bilingue pour la première fois par la revue Retors, avec les magnifiques traductions de Célin Vuraler. (I am delighted to see excerpts from my previous collection, Giacomettrics, published in a bilingual version for the [...]

Patti Smith, that grand old punk poet

Par |2015-10-23T15:48:45+01:00octobre 21st, 2015|Textes|

What an inspiration it was seeing that grand old punk poet Patti Smith perform last night in Paris. What's inspiring for me is her freedom as an artist, as a woman, as a human being... And how she makes use of her time and place and art, her position in the public eye, to encourage us [...]

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