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  • Photo: Ed Ed, Celestial Light on Flickr.

    Sundays

    I wake up early, remembering my commitment to write. I kiss your sleepy mouth. Your red hair is disheveled across the pillow like an explosion of red oil paint on a sheer…

  • Autumn Walk

    Openings

    I arrive early in the evening to the place where I will spend a week in retreat. I feel stiff and uncomfortable not knowing what to expect or where the next six…

  • (Photo: Thanksgiving Chapel Interior from Wikiquote)

    Connectedness

    When we are able to observe that we are not connected to our lives, it is an extraordinary reminder to try to come to ourselves; to find ourselves. We can practice this…

  • Luke Storms, Ghat Life," Varanasi, India

    Immersed in the Sacred: Varanasi, India

    In an antique train overcrowded with weary passengers we arrive at Mughal Sarai Railway Station in Varanasi. The world outside the barred window of the train throbs with passengers and porters with…

  • Benedict W., "David Mancuso at The Light," 2008

    The King of Clubs

    It was a brutally cold and rainy October afternoon as a group of party goers head up 16th Street in Manhattan bracing themselves against the cold. Their destination is a place called…

  • The Science Behind Meditation

    Beep!…Beep!…Beep!… The alarm goes off, and my mind automatically kicks in with its incessant ritual chatter: I start to imagine yet another demanding day of work, the thoughts churning up those two…

  • Ansel Adams, Cloud, Sierra Nevada, 1936

    Approaching Meditation

    People who meditate have long known that this practice is beneficial for maintaining health and calmness of mind. Research confirms that meditation lowers blood pressure, enhances the immune system, promotes a deeper…

  • The Return of Gooderham and Worts, (Tourism Toronto, March 2007)

    Situated among the forty-plus buildings that comprise Toronto’s Distillery District in a dramatically reinvented old Pump House is a café named after one of the greatest French writers, Honoré de Balzac. Balzac’s…