Embrace this stunning opportunity to build a new world,
the world you long to live in yourself...

Do you long for healing — of yourself, your community, and your world?

Would you welcome a powerful understanding of this challenging moment in our lives and the opportunities it offers?

We are watching our familiar world self-destruct. We are confused, frightened, and disoriented. We know grief and loss and suffering.

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The Book

What in the World is Going On? Wisdom Teachings for Our Time  offers a rich description of how fear has permeated our lives. Fear creates endless suffering in every life, and blocks our awareness of our interdependence with each other. Manjushri, the great Tibetan deity of wisdom, explains how to open ourselves to the compassion at the very heart of the cosmos, healing ourselves and our communities. He encourages us to awaken our heart center and welcome the new consciousness.

Recent Teachings, Talks and Interviews

Through Penny Gill, Manjushri has continued to offer Teachings in support of our own developing wisdom and understanding of what is going on in our world. These will be posted here along with occasional pieces by Penny Gill and others.

We Are All Bearers of Spirit and Light

We welcome the light, as we celebrate an ancient liturgy of epiphany, the appearance of the Sacred within our very lives. Here is the text of my sermon, and here is the video. All blessings and courage and good spirits for our New Year! Epiphany means “appearance” What does that mean, and what is its…

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A New Year Greeting

My wish for you as we begin our journey into the new year.  The Shimmering Hours by Jan Richardson There is so much I want to say, as if the saying could prepare you for this path, as if there were anything I could offer that would make your way less circuitous, more smooth.  …

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Winter Solstice 2020

It is the darkest season here in the northern hemisphere and the longest night of the year. And oh, what a year. We lurch towards the new year, barely allowing ourselves to hope it will slowly relax the stranglehold on our lives and our world. New political leadership here in the US and abroad, plus…

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The Gift of Cave Days

Are you bone weary and overwhelmed by your days of obligations and responsibilities and chores? Do you wonder if you can get through the long, dark winter, while supporting those you love and care for? Are you just plain running on Empty? Me too. We all are, one way or another. Several weeks ago, I…

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About Manjushri

Considered the great Bodhisattva of Wisdom, Manjushri is a central figure in Tibetan Buddhism. He holds a sword over his head, ready to cut through ignorance and delusion.

He arrived, unbidden, to Penny Gill years ago, and offered to give her an alternative view of the contemporary world and its major problems.

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About Penny Gill

Penny Gill, retired Dean of the College and Mary Lyon Professor of Humanities at Mount Holyoke College, taught political science for 45 years. She has long been interested in several spiritual traditions, as well as the work of C.G. Jung. She now lives on Madeline Island, one of the twenty-two Apostle Islands in western Lake Superior, where she continues to receive Teachings from Manjushri and Kwan Yin.