Dear Beloved

As antidote to the metaphorical whiplash of traveling between Wickford and Falmouth each week, which includes the “travel” of moving into and out of the state of Grace more frequently than I’m accustomed to moving,...

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Judy McClain
When you are in the heart

“When you are in the heart, there is nothing to say.”

At the Met Breuer last week, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith and pianist Vijay Iyer performed music without melody, music with few patterns, music without beginning or even...

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Judy McClain
Threshold

The threshold of another year materializes out of the mist and we take a seat to approach the moment. A New Year gives rise to thoughts on time and space and boundaries and movement. There is a threshold; there is the space on either side of it, ...

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Judy McClain
Nirodha

Cessation, or Nirodha, arises in the yogic texts as the penultimate step of a yogi’s practice: When thoughts cease to make waves, unity is made apparent. (In Patanjali speak, “Yoga is to still the patterning of consciousness. 

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The Prayer Flag Project

Nestled on a mountain above Woodstock, NY is the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra monastery. This summer while visiting, Whit and i approached the beautiful Tibetan compound with awe: ringing the entire site, hundreds of prayer flags flapped in the wind against a brilliant blue sky. i laughed out loud. It was stunning and transformative.

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