Inner Smile

The Inner Smile meditation has its roots in Daoist tradition. It is said it was a secret practice because it's so powerful...and so simple! Inner smile acts like a homage to this form we have on earth, this beautiful body of ours. It acknowledges the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of our organ systems and… Continue reading Inner Smile


How do you want this life to feel? One of my teachers, Celia Blackwood, produces a moon teaching every 3 days (Playing Along with the Moon.) Today, September 3, 2019, the moon is a waxing moon in Scorpio, a water moon. It's a time to meditate, journey and ritual on the deep questions and to… Continue reading Communion

Remember Unity

"Remember Unity until you forget separation." From The Diwan of Shams i Tabriz, by Sufi poet Rumi. (From Desert Wisdom, Neil Douglas Klotz). Wholeness. Unity. Divine Source. Oneness. Pure Consciousness. God. Are we seeking, or are we being? The glory of the universe, of the divine, is in front of us and inside of us… Continue reading Remember Unity


I am still floating on a cloud of gratitude, amazement, and inner smiles. At the temple where Thich Nhat Hanh is staying, his root temple, I ran into Sister Chan Khong. She was surrounded by a few young lay women getting their pictures taken with her. I recognized her instantly as I had just finished… Continue reading Magic


Last night amidst our sightseeing we happened upon a small temple on a busy street that was clearly under renovation, but inside it was full of people (I just noticed women in light blue robes) doing prostrations. I wondered if the practice was earth-touchings from the Beginning Anew practice of the Thich Nhat Hanh communities.… Continue reading Dragonflies