རྒྱལ་བ་བསྟན་འཛིན་རྒྱ་མཚོ་སྐུ་ཚེ་ཁྲི་ལོ་ནས་ཁྲི་ལོར་བརྟན་འགྱུར་ཅིག May His Holiness the Dalai Lama live for aeons to benefit all sentient beings – Tibetan prayer Today is the 79th birthday of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama. His Holiness is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. He frequently states that his life is guided by three major commitments: the promotion of […]

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Today we celebrate the birthday of the United States of America.  But despite the parties, celebrations, and business as usual, a shadow lies across the heart of our declaration that we are a government of, by, and for our actual people.  The Goddess Libertas is our country’s birth mother, our source, and the heart of […]

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Blessings to the Mothers

by Beth on May 11, 2014

Once upon a time, Mother’s Day was not just another retail marketing blitz. Its founders would be aghast to see that it has become one of the biggest consumer holidays each year, prodding us to spend on perfume, flowers, cars, jewelry, even office supplies. Don’t get me wrong … I love that this is still […]

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A Night of Giving and Receiving

by Beth on December 24, 2013

Tonight at midnight, or tomorrow morning if you prefer, for those of you who celebrate Christmas, it is time for you to light your final, center candle. With its light, honor your Bringer of Light, and vow to renew your own part in the ancient promise of faith, hope, and love that was given on […]

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Love is the Fourth Candle of Christmas Advent

by Beth on December 22, 2013

Let us be renewed by God’s mercy, let us be loved by Jesus, let us enable the power of his love to transform our lives too; and let us become agents of this mercy, channels through which God can water the earth, protect all creation and make justice and peace flourish. ~ Pope Francis, Easter […]

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