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Songyuan asked,  Why can’t clear-eyed Bodhisattvas sever the red thread? It’s like I’m a Carmelite nun, she said,  except that I get to have sex. FORWARD Twenty years ago, in a fit of wild openness, my husband and I decided to move. Not just to another city or state, but to another country. It didn’t …

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Wide Spot: Fog Blind

I am blind. This is legally true—without glasses, my eyes are so bad that I should only be behind the wheel if I have a guide dog on my lap who has a driving license. Fog exacerbates my vision problems. Driving Highway 6 in the dark and the fog is hard enough; when another car …

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Hands Like Roots

Our hands imbibe like roots, so I place them on what is beautiful in this world, and I fold them in prayer and they draw from the heavens light. St. Francis of Assisi, as interpreted by Daniel Ladinsky This is not a sound bite about how to reduce anxiety. This is not a short course …

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Contemplative in the Kootenays, April 20: Reclaiming the Divine Mother

Re-Claiming the Divine Mother will be the theme of the Contemplative in the Kootenays gathering on April 20th. We’ll start early and promptly, at 9 a.m., and will live-stream the video conference with Matthew Wright on The Faces of Mary until noon. Then, after lunch, we will meditate together, and ponder how what we’ve learned …

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Contemplative in the Kootenays, March 23

The monthly gathering of Contemplative in the Kootenays will meet next on Saturday, March 23, from 10-3. We will be meeting in person in New Denver, at 1305 Denver Siding Road. Join us for a day of centering prayer (surrender meditation), lectio divina, walking meditation, teaching and open communion for our more-than-Christian community. Please email …

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Contemplative in the Kootenays, February 24

The monthly gathering of Contemplative in the Kootenays will meet next on Saturday, February 24, from 10-3. We will be meeting in person in New Denver, at 1305 Denver Siding Road. Join us for a day of centering prayer (surrender meditation), lectio divina, walking meditation, teaching and open communion for our more-than-Christian community. Please email …

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Contemplative in the Kootenays, January 27

The monthly gathering of Contemplative in the Kootenays will meet next on Saturday, January 27, from 10-3. We will be meeting in person in New Denver, at 1305 Denver Siding Road. Join us for a day of centering prayer (surrender meditation), lectio divina, walking meditation, teaching and open communion. Please email Therese here to RSVP, …

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Contemplative in the Kootenays, December 9

The monthly gathering of Contemplative in the Kootenays will meet next on Saturday, January 27, from 10-3. We will be meeting in person in New Denver, at 1305 Denver Siding Road. Join us for a day of centering prayer (surrender meditation), lectio divina, walking meditation, teaching and open communion. Please email Therese here to RSVP, …

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Contemplative in the Kootenays, December 9

The monthly gathering of Contemplative in the Kootenays will meet next on Saturday, December 9, from 10-3. We will be meeting in person in New Denver, at 1305 Denver Siding Road. Join us for a day of centering prayer (surrender meditation), lectio divina, walking meditation, teaching and open communion. Our focus this month will be …

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Contemplative in the Kootenays, October 28

The monthly gathering of Contemplative in the Kootenays will meet next on Saturday, October 28, from 10-3. We will be meeting in person in New Denver. Join us for a day of centering prayer (surrender meditation), lectio divina, walking meditation, teaching and open communion. Our focus this month will be on how our spiritual practice …

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