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Just Sit

Just Sit. That is my goal for this challenge. To just sit and follow the meditations and see what happens. So often I find we (or at least I) get caught up in making progress, accomplishing a goal, that we Read More

This is the Practice

I am just winding down my Drynuary (a popular time in American culture for folks to choose to abstain from alcohol, or perhaps gluten, sugar, meat, Netflix binges–a bit of a secular Lent, if you will). Of course, as in Read More

Sharing the experience

Hi Everyone, I am excited about this year’s challenge and actually participating in the blogging aspect. I haven’t written much about my practice. I mention it, or say I meditate but it isn’t easy to put the experience into words. Read More

Buddhafest LA – REAL LOVE – Talk

Join Sharon for BuddhaFest, for the first time ever is Los Angeles, CA on Saturday morning, June 3, 10:00 – 11:30 AM. Sharon’s talk unpacks the myths we have been taught about where strength lies, what makes us give up, who matters, and how alone we really are. This leads us to a fresh exploration of a clichéd word: love.


Love for oneself broadens our sense of possibility and builds a sense of inner resource, so we can more truly love another. This opens the door to the realization we can love all beings (recognize our lives are connected, wish them to be free) without feeling compelled to like them, approve of them, or cease challenging their actions. The presentation will include guided meditation and Q&A.


I’ll Make a Mental Note of That

I really caught myself…the mental note “thinking” came with judgement the first time (“thinking ALWAYS thinking}), that sort of exasperated tone that lets me know I’m too hard on myself for my busy mind: the endless to do list, the Read More

Dishpan Hands

Ever since I decided to live “tiny”, I have been living in small spaces and have forgone having a dishwasher and my own washer and dryer. Washing dishes by hand reminds me of economy of space and time and resources. Read More

A Preliminary Defense of Mindfulness

Left unattended, my mind gorges itself on neuroses, picking each one up and winding them like wooden tops. When the spinning becomes unbearable, the mind’s hand reaches for the tinny, metallic ephemera of the external world, hoping to manipulate a change. Of Read More