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octobre 2017

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

By | 2017-10-29T15:55:29+00:00 octobre 30th, 2017|Retraites au coeur de la vie, Textes|

This is the first day of our retreat, the morning of the last Monday in October. Here in Montreuil, I'm having some tea with the cat before heading into the activities of the day -- sitting, Skype appointments, paperwork, Portuguese lesson (sim, é verdade!), more sitting. After the time change here in Europe, sun is [...]

Back Home

By | 2017-10-28T16:59:59+00:00 octobre 28th, 2017|Retraites au coeur de la vie, Textes|

After a very long break due to the woes of computer technology, I'm finally returning to my beloved zenscribe posts! And keeping my fingers crossed that this post will in fact appear: I discovered just now that nothing in the interface looks like it did before... Change happens, of course, everywhere, every moment. Everything is [...]

décembre 2016

Another day

By | 2017-04-04T06:58:11+00:00 décembre 3rd, 2016|Retraites au coeur de la vie|

Only a few minutes to make an entry here this morning before heading to the weekend retreat. So no original image (for the moment), which is "intentional" if only because I have no time to add one. Our weekly talk last night after sitting was something about tracing one's unique, invisible, clear, precise, mysterious path [...]

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

By | 2017-04-04T06:58:11+00:00 décembre 2nd, 2016|Retraites au coeur de la vie|

Good morning from Paris, a bit "late" again. And again, thank you all for your participation in this retreat, each in your own way. And thank you for the many kind birthday wishes you have offered me. Please contribute again today; it's all so beautiful. (I'll try to post again tomorrow, too, just so we [...]

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

By | 2016-12-01T15:24:33+00:00 décembre 1st, 2016|Retraites au coeur de la vie|

Please forgive me: For some reason this post did not appear this morning! So only getting it online this afternoon. My most humble apologies: Good morning everyone. I'm coming a bit late to the game today; I gave myself a brief much-needed break... It's another superbly clear and cold day here in Montreuil. From [...]

novembre 2016

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

By | 2016-11-30T13:36:45+00:00 novembre 30th, 2016|Retraites au coeur de la vie|

I love the dying light of early winter morning today. I can't explain why. Maybe it's the rich paleness of it or the simplicity of its spareness. It's like the fallen red berries on my garden path: the fruit of life meeting its certain end. Now green tea at my desk again after brief sitting. [...]

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

By | 2016-11-29T11:01:12+00:00 novembre 29th, 2016|Retraites au coeur de la vie|

It's a new day. Thanks to all for your comments. Keep it up. And please don't forget to tell us where you are, what city or country or street or neighborhood... On my way home from sitting last night, in the bitter cold, I was reminded of a sentence from the late French writer Georges [...]

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

By | 2016-11-27T23:35:50+00:00 novembre 28th, 2016|Retraites au coeur de la vie|

Good morning from Montreuil. Quietly awakening here with some green tea and the cat, thinking of all you other retreat participants (those who signed up to join and those who didn't): We're all in this together. I like that thought. But wait a minute... Who is "we"? If I expand my notion of "we," where [...]

A perfect place to begin

By | 2016-11-27T16:57:00+00:00 novembre 27th, 2016|Retraites au coeur de la vie, Textes|

Sunday afternoon in Montreuil, overcast sky. Unlike this morning, when there was a brilliant sun illuminating the Place Jean Jaurès, which was filled with people buying bread, groceries, flowers, the Sunday papers, visiting the Christmas market in the chill. I was again struck by how different this neighborhood has become since I moved here 20 [...]

novembre 2012

Retreat in the Heart of Life, Day IV

By | 2017-04-04T06:58:15+00:00 novembre 22nd, 2012|Retraites au coeur de la vie|

No time until now to post here a Day IV "vehicle" (or perhaps "container" is a better word?) for today's flow of comments. At first, that seems like a problem: I'm not keeping up with the pace of the day, I'm leaving the participants without a space to share their experience. But then I think: [...]