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How Does One Attain True Peace?

From my podcast of the same name. How can we attain true peace, especially this time of year, when responsibilities and family matters may be pressing.  What is the secret to acquiring true tranquility in the midst of chaos? I saw this quote at our friends’ house.  “Peace: it does not mean to be in […]

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Making Sense of the Tsunami

I found a great article (CNN’s Jessica Ravitz’s “Finding Faith Amid Disaster”) that compiled comments from various belief sectors (including ones from a rabbi, a Buddhist priest, a Jesuit priest, one of the directors of the Islamic Society, a Buddhist monk, an atheist, a Buddhist nun, and the president and CEO of the Billy Graham […]

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Eating an Orange

When I was a girl, reading through the Little House on the Prairie series, I was always stumped as to why the girls were so excited to receive an orange (of all things) in their Christmas stockings.  An orange?  A piece of fruit? Now, after living in the deep, cold North, for a long while, […]

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Compassion

Last night, I had to trek up to the cities for a get-together with people from the film/screenwriting community, and on my way up, I listened to the latest podcast of MPR’s Speaking of Faith with Thich Nhat Hanh, a well-known and revered Zen master and poet who did an unusual thing during the Vietnam […]

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