Select pieces written over the past few years. Click here to see the Newsletter Archive.

Rock and Roll as Path

JAMES: So we decided December is about rock’n’roll?

JEFF: It’s the perfect way to end the year

ERIN: Can we smash guitars?

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The G-Word

At CEC, we’ve been working towards developing and embodying a pluralistic and inclusive model of spiritual practice. Our grand vision is to offer a place where all spiritual practices are welcomed in a big tent of exploration, dialogue and cross-pollination. Yet, we’ve struggled to integrate one prominent feature of many spiritual traditions: namely God. (shudder)

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The Subtle Art of Giving a Fuck

It takes practice to give a fuck.  As Shunryu Suzuki said, “there is no such thing as enlightenment, only enlightened activity”. The insights we’ve gleaned on the cushion, or in play and exploration, find traction as they latch onto all parts of our day.

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Chasing our Tales

In mindfulness practice, we find ourselves noticing the habitual stories that play in our heads on a loop, often causing us great misery and pain. By noticing and getting some distance from these stories we can start to break free from their unconscious pull over us. As we start to loosen our attachments to those those old unhelpful stories, our minds become free to tell new ones.

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