Anger and the Malleable Mind – Works Cited

Works Cited – in order of citation…. Begley, Sharon. Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain. New York: Ballantine Books, 2007. Chodron, Thubten. “Mind and Life 2000: Destructive Emotions.” Science and Buddhism. <http://www.thubtenchodron.org/ScienceAndBuddhism/mind_and_life. Cutler, Howard C. and H H Dalai Lama. The Art of Happiness. New York: Riverhead Books, 1998. Ekman, Paul, Richard J. Davidson Ph. […]

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The Big NO!

I attended several week-long meditation retreats in California at Green Gulch Farm, where this picture is taken.  I love the gardens and the bamboo and the proximity to the ocean.     One retreat is most memorable as it was particularly difficult for me.  After the retreat I intended to leave to spend two months […]

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A Single Brushstroke Down

“Drunkenly asleep, tenderly awake, clouded with grief, laughing like lightning, angry at war, quiet with gratitude, we are nothing in this many-mooded world of weather but a single brushstroke down, speaking of presence.”     -From A Single Brushstroke Down by Jalaluddin Rumi   I created the above calligraphy for the Valentine’s for Aids auction at […]

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The Dark Night Sky

On a recent trip to Bruneau Sand Dunes, I was treated to a view of the Milky Way galaxy, rarely visible in Boise, but a common sight at the Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park outside of Mountain Home, Idaho.  Bruneau Dunes is a popular gathering place for astronomers and those who want to see the […]

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