novembre 2015

After Paris attacks: the heart of the matter

By | 2015-11-14T13:01:45+00:00 novembre 14th, 2015|Textes|

Deep sadness here in Paris, and we are shocked and shaken, too, by the horror of last night's attacks in our beloved city. My heart breaks and breaks for the suffering of the victims and their executioners, and for all of us in this fragile world spinning with greed, anger and ignorance. For now, it [...]

One and all: lunchtime thoughts and COP21 in Paris

By | 2015-11-14T13:03:09+00:00 novembre 13th, 2015|Textes|

Stepped out of the office just now to pick up some lunch. Ended up getting pasta with shrimp, coriander and lemon, a green salad and water. But what is more interesting than my lunch is that on the way back I spotted the above poster on a bus shelter advertising the coming Paris climate conference, [...]

This is Monday, another day in November

By | 2015-11-09T10:46:57+00:00 novembre 9th, 2015|Textes|

So I look out my window this morning in Montreuil and see that a pile of junk - random items like an old toaster, a keyboard, books, a broken picture frame - that someone dumped next to the tree outside my door late last night is now gone. There's also a leaf falling in brilliant [...]

octobre 2015

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

By | 2015-10-29T23:09:26+00:00 octobre 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

By | 2015-10-29T10:35:18+00:00 octobre 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

By | 2015-10-28T10:31:27+00:00 octobre 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

By | 2015-10-27T11:57:10+00:00 octobre 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 [...]