Dear Friends, It's been 6 months since my brush with typhus. It was a powerful, ground-shaking experience of impermanence and powerlessness. Nothing like two weeks straight of alternating chills and high fever, hallucinating in hospital beds, doctor talk of cancer swirling overhead, bone marrow extraction from my hip, and endless beeping machines and dripping IV bags to drive the timeless point home. Besides impermanence and human frailty, one HUGE lesson also came through. I am loved.…Continue
Posted on April 20, 2012 at 11:58am
Posted on September 3, 2011 at 10:40am
It was Friday night, and Dan Jones was on his deathbed. In his 70’s, riddled with pancreatic cancer, the five of us paid our respects with a 15 minute silent meditation.
Dan had been a skillful guide to my men’s group one Saturday in a straw bail house out past the Y in Oak Hill. Seared in my mind is the memory of his haunting clear eyes and my hands gripping his outstretched index and middle fingers. Intuitively, he asked,…Continue
Posted on June 21, 2011 at 11:01pm — 4 Comments
I'd love to see your faces during this upcoming talk on Death & Dying. I will be speaking on the Chinese Medicine (and, of course, Zen influenced) perspective on this topic. There will be 4 other speakers.
May 18th 6:30-8:30pm
Academy of Oriental Medicine
(4701 West Gate Blvd, 78745)
Posted on April 21, 2011 at 11:51am