Category Archives: SK’s healing

Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait”

Tonight at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall I received unexpected medicine. Almost by accident, created by bad weather, I took Josephine, a dear elder and friend from Oxford (UK) who has been my classical music mentor, to a Chicago Symphony concert. We … Continue reading

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as 2016 draws to a close

Santikaro is back home, settling in for Winter, after a month with dying father & family in Chicago. My usual Thai trip was postponed. Instead, life practice was with the amazing, frustrating, technically gifted, and in many ways broken healthcare … Continue reading

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Yes, Black Lives Matter!

Of course All Lives Matter, and not just human lives. Still, we must stress, Black Lives Matter! Those who have a problem with this suffer from black and white thinking. Sorry if you object to that assertion, but don’t get … Continue reading

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“Is it safe?”

“Is it safe?” Have you ever heard, or asked, this question about going to an event or meeting in ‘a certain neighborhood’? This questions came up during reflections at Tender Shoot of Joy’s second session in our series “Buddha-Dhamma Confronting … Continue reading

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Identities on Fire with Racism (audio ready)

~ from March 11 session at TSoJ …  Mindful of how we all suffer from racism, and that we don’t suffer equally, how can Buddha-Dhamma help us understand the origins of our sufferings? Last time, we explored the fires and … Continue reading

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