spirituality Category

Sarabha

This Buddhist tale is a Jataka Tale, a story of one of Shayamuni Buddha’s earlier lives. It is a touching story of compassion and kindness. Click on the link below to hear the story. http://storytellingtheater.com/storytellingtheater.com/PERFORMANCE/Entries/2011/9/30_sarabha.html

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The Moon Cuckoo

In this story, from ancient India, we learn that dying before we die often entails a greater loss than physical death. But such sacrifice also brings about lasting rewards. Just click the link below to hear this inspiring story. http://storytellingtheater.com/storytellingtheater.com/PERFORMANCE/Entries/2011/4/27_THE_MOON_CUCKOO.html

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INTRODUCING – THE FRIDAY POST

Every Friday I will post either an audio or written story. This year my audio stories are podcasts from my Website Series, The Ultimate Wonder. This week’s story offers answers to three questions that have baffled many minds. Just click onto the link below. Listen, ponder, and Enjoy. http://storytellingtheater.com/storytellingtheater.com/PERFORMANCE/Entries/2011/4/14_three_wondrous_answers.html

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The Inspiration of Yoga

I’ve entered the above photo in a yoga pose photo contest in the magazine Yoga Journal. Just click on the following link and you can “like” the pose as many times a day you are able. Your “like” is a vote for my photo. http://talentsearch.yogajournal.com/view/1384?sort=recent Yoga inspires me to consistently engage in spiritual practice. Almost […]

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Offerings of Light – In Memory of Tibetan’s Hero Martyrs

Click on Poster to enlarge. Exactly three years ago, February 27, 2009, a young Tibetan monk named Tapey left Kirti Monastery and walked to the crossroads of the market in the town of Amdo. He had showered his body in oil, lit a match, and set himself aflame as he waved the Tibetan flag with […]

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Bridging Contradictions – Becoming 21st Century Saints

Once upon a time, a golden skinned little girl knelt on her knees and prayed before her statue of the Virgin Mary. “Hail Mary, full of grace. . .help me to be good like a saint.” She tried to be helpful to her parents and to be obedient. She tried to be kind and loving […]

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Continuity of Consciousness – A Birthday Story

One summer day, when I was ten years old, I thought, “I always was and always will be.” I found comfort and support in that thought, but immediately remembered¬† the Catholic Church teaches that only God has no beginning and no end. Although I could not resolve what appeared to be a contradiction to¬† Catholic […]

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STORY OF A HEALING DREAM

I had not intended to write today, but I have a story to share. Tuesday morning, I ended my 12 hour night shift of nursing with a feeling of malaise. For hours I had a headache that was not strong enough for pills, a tiredness I could not explain, and a deep feeling of emptiness, […]

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Reflections on a Year of Gratitude

The old analogy of some people seeing the glass half full while others see it half empty can also be applied to how some people will reflect on 2011. Some will see this as a year of betrayed promises leading to despair, others will see this as a year of small successes with positive growth […]

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Welcome to the World of the Feminine Ocean Holding Great Knowledge.

I have spent this day, the burial of my dear elder Cousin Helen, going through my Buddhist books, notebooks, and prayers. I was searching for the Sur practice to do for Cousin Helen to assist her passage through the Intermediate Bardo. In the process of this search, I found the card with the name my […]

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