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Lighting the Sacred Fire – Imbolc, Candlemas, St. Brigid’s Day

Most of us know today as Groundhog Day, which seems like a pretty frivolous holiday. But Groundhog Day has its roots in ancient, subtle, and profound traditions that mark this day of the year (the day exactly between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox) as the moment of the arrival of the spark of life that […]

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simple buddhist wisdom practices

“Simple” here does not imply easy, or small, or unimportant. These practices are magnificent and profound. And they’re not complicated. These practices are designed for developing compassion and managing suffering. You don’t have to be a buddhist or any other kind of religious or spiritual person to engage in these practices. They are comforting and […]

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embracing stillness

This very tiny clematis bloomed in my garden for the first time in late September. It was so small and delicate, so shyly intertwined with its larger-bloomed neighbor, that I almost missed it. It looked just perfect when I placed it in the tiny one inch tall antique bottle that I picked up this summer […]

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