small packages

September 13th, 2011

These days I feel as though the world doesn’t need one more person to say one more thing. And so I leave you these small packages to unwrap if you like, to use if you need:

What mindfulness looks like – a sweet reflection through the eyes of one participant in last weekend’s Art of Mindfulness workshop in Houston.

What Buddhism sounds like – Melvin McLeod, editor of the Shambhala Sun magazine and its numerous anthologies of Buddhist writing, updates the simple story of our tradition in this excerpt, his introduction to a new volume of teachings.

What your family is worth – Offering a new couples discount to The Plunge one-day retreat in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 1. Use and share with those you love.

I’m off this weekend to Shambhala Mountain Center in northern Colorado where a small circle of us will sit, walk, talk and wake up. I can’t imagine a heaven any greater than the one in your hands. Please take good care of it.


  1. Today, we’re adopting an 18-week old kitten–Aviva’s early 9th bday present. Small packages are just the perspective I need as I begin the day with some lingering melancholy. Sending love.

    Comment by Jena — September 14, 2011 @ 3:39 am

  2. ‘These days I feel as though the world doesn’t need one more person to say one more thing.’

    Thank you.

    Comment by Jim Cuvelier — September 14, 2011 @ 8:19 am

  3. thank you. some silence and soulful connection sounds delicious.

    Comment by melissa — September 19, 2011 @ 6:27 am

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