Tag: Mindfulness

Surprised and curious, I listen to our Dharma teacher lead us in a practice to restore inner peace after the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech.  Blue Sky Practice can be used by any group, anywhere, anytime to restore a sense of peace in times of trouble.  You can read about this practice in the Mindfulness Bell: 


Under “Search,” type in the title, BLUE SKY PRACTICE.

Scan 4In 2008 I met my 94 year old Aunt Elinor for the first time.  She had been lost to the family since 1936 when she was sent to the mental hospital as a 23 year old mother of two small children.  Elinor was feisty, affectionate, and she still played the piano when I found her in a nursing home.  I saw her as a kind of bodhisattva in the way she related to everyone around her as family and lived without so many of the things I deem necessary.  The article in the Mindfulness Bell introduces her as Sadaparibhuta, the bodhisattva who never disparages.