July 2015 Blog Posts (2)

New Study grop on the Work That Reconnects

I have started a new Meetup group called Active Hope. Our purpose is to study a process called "the Work That Reconnects". This is a specific group of experiential exercises designed to reconnect our relationship to the earth.

 Developed by Joanna Macy, its theory and practice are described in the books "…


Added by Mike Polacheck on July 29, 2015 at 8:59pm — 1 Comment

Zen and Money-Tuesday's inquiry

Last week I asked for suggestions for the Tuesday inquiry, and Rupesh suggested Zen and money. This is of course a huge topic, too much for an inquiry reflection, but I decided to at least begin this conversation. Unfortunately, my reflections didn’t get recorded, although we did manage to capture the questions and responses in the section that followed. You can find these on the website here:…


Added by Peg Syverson on July 13, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments



Appamada is not just the occasional mindful thought or attentive state of mind, it’s actually a commitment to being attentive. It’s more than just a meditative state of mind, it’s more than just being mindful. It has to do with that primary ethical or moral orientation we have in life, with which we bring into being whatever activity we’re engaged in. Whether in formal meditation, in our interactions with other people, in our social concerns, or in our political choices, it’s the energetic cherishing of what we regard as good.

—Stephen Batchelor


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