Category Archives: education

Black Bodies

by Richard Rohr Until the killing of black mothers’ sons [and daughters] is as important as the discovery of white mothers’ sons, we who believe in freedom cannot rest. —Ella Baker [1] As I wrote in last week’s meditations, the early … Continue reading

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Returning the Gift

By Robin Wall Kimmerer We are showered every day with the gifts of the Earth, gifts we have neither earned nor paid for: air to breathe, nurturing rain, black soil, berries and honeybees, the tree that became this page, a … Continue reading

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What If We Fought Back to Reclaim Our Attention

by Rob Hopkins Imagine, if you will, Vincent van Gogh in Arles, France in August 1888. It is a late summer’s day with the mistral winds blowing through the street outside. He has just got back to his small studio … Continue reading

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Coronavirus

por Jayeshbhai [English below] Due to our local county’s guidance around Coronavirus risks, this week’s circle has moved to a virtual space! To learn more about the online circle,  just RSVP here, and we’ll send you the details by email. Queridos Amig@s, … Continue reading

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You Stand With the Poor and the Powerless and the Voiceless

by Reverend Gregory Boyle Thank you very much for this kind and generous honor. President Benton called me some months ago and he said, “Greg, do you believe in free speech?”, and I said yes, and he said, “Good, you’re … Continue reading

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Arcoíris / Rainbow

Por Matthieu Ricard [English below] Un arcoíris se forma por el juego de un rayo de sol que cae sobre una nube de lluvia: aparece, visible pero impalpable. Y en cuanto uno de esos factores deja de actuar, el fenómeno desaparece. … Continue reading

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Three Things That Matter Most in Youth and Old Age

by Nancy Hill In a world that daily throws both curiosities and crises at us, it can be difficult to discern what is important. An unexpected event can render what matters today insignificant tomorrow. How do you keep perspective? I … Continue reading

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La major medicina para mi aflicción de crisis climática /The Best Medicine for My Climate Grief

por Perter Kalmus [English below] A veces una ola de angustia sobre la crisis climática me invade. Ocurre inesperadamente, tal vez durante una presentación de libros, o mientras hablo por teléfono con un representante del Congreso. En un milisegundo, sin … Continue reading

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Es Tu Responsabilidad / It Is Your Responsibility

por Toni Morrison  (February 18, 1931 — August 5, 2019 RIP) [English Below] “Había una vez una mujer anciana. Ciega pero sabia.” ¿O era un hombre anciano? Acaso era un gurú. O un griot (sabio del Africa del Oeste) calmando … Continue reading

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2019 is a Mineral Year

by Malidoma Somé Mineral is the storage place of memory, the principle of creativity, resources, stories, and symbolism.  In the cosmological wheel, mineral is located in the west and is colored white.  It is the elemental energy that allows us … Continue reading

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