Archive of month: June 2012

Learning to let thoughts be - not attaching to them

A Contemplative Life: Mind Training

One week ago my Mexican born puppy Nube (it means “Cloud” in Spanish) and I arrived in San Francisco. It was her first trip out of her country. I have been traveling back and forth for over 10 years now, spending my winters on the beach in La Manzanilla, summers in my cabin in Mendocino. […]
The flowering

The true meaning and promise of marriage

After performing hundreds of weddings and being married myself for over a decade, I have some observations about this rite of passage. Some people unconsciously approach marriage as a vehicle to quell fear and loneliness, and meet their “needs”. There is nothing wrong with that necessarily. However, marriage may not accomplish this goal. What it […]