Listening to the Inner Fire

Alex : To receive empowerment in the Vajrayana tradition doesn’t mean that someone grants you the power to escape from your life, or to override and control things you don’t like; rather, it helps you tap into the power you inherently possess, to surrender utterly to your unique life, which is the only gateway in the … Continued

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Space, Awareness, and Simplicity of the Mind

Alex: How big is one’s mind? Is it the same size as your brain, as some scientists suggest? Or is it much bigger, as suggested by psychiatrists like Daniel Siegel, author of Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human, encompassing the bodily processes that allow us to feel what’s going on inside ourselves? We’re … Continued

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Caregiving Superpowers

Alex: The caregiver is a Mother Theresa figure meets modern day superhero. The job requires endless amounts of patience, strength, understanding, empathy and energy. So how do you as a superhero rejuvenate when things are going well, and stay strong and self regulate when things seem to be falling apart? We are going to tap into … Continued

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Defining Stories

Alex: Muriel Rukeyser once said that the “universe is made of stories not atoms.” Stories define who we are, but how do we define the story that defines us? Is this already written or can we write it ourselves, and if so, how? I’ll be reading from Rebecca Solnit’s The Far Away Nearby. Then we’ll do … Continued

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