Wisdom

On Love and Loneliness

Dedicated to J. Krishnamurti and all of those who have ever wondered if flowers get lonely. You stood alone in the darkness, light pouring from your eyes, penetrating into the unknown, sailing into the vast waters of uncertainty. We explored the deep trenches of your wrinkles, canyons of wisdom flowing into the steeple of inquiry. Sages breathe while both alive ... Read More »

Noted Sufi Teacher to Visit Georgetown

Sufi teacher Pir Zia Inayat-Khan will present a rare set of public programs in Washington during the first weekend in November. On Friday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m., he will lead an evening of invocation and reflection on “The Sufi Path of Love.” He will also lead a seminar on “The Path of the Heart,” with Sufi teachings, meditations and ... Read More »

Adaptation and Mother Nature’s Remedies

Autumn is a time of universal realignment in the world around us, as well as within us. As the waning chlorophyll leaches out of the leaves, rendering them magnificent hues of red, orange and yellow, so does our outward, expansive yang energy begin to slow down and turn within. Since we are nature, it is no surprise that we begin ... Read More »

Beautiful November

I hope that you are enjoying the beautiful fall weather. If you have been affected by the political wrangling within our city, I hope that it has not affected your capacity to see each day as a precious gift. As I travel through the greater D.C., area, I hear stories of concern and uncertainty.  Even though our region has not ... Read More »

Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman Discuss Love Your Enemies

Leading meditation teacher, Sharon Salzberg and Tibetan Buddhist scholar, Tenzin Robert Thurman will tackle the gold standard of spiritual topics from their new book Love Your Enemies, on October 14 at Friends Meetinghouse in Dupont Circle, D.C. Mixing ancient Buddhist wisdom, modern psychology and the latest neuroscience, they will address the real sources of rage and fear and offer practical solutions ... Read More »

The Green Journey into Herbalism

When did it happen to you—the plants on the side of the road caught your eye. You may have wondered aloud; What plant is that? Is it medicinal? How can I use it?  Today, plant lovers can download an app to aid in proper identification.    Using the botanical name to research a plant is essential in discovering its chemical ... Read More »