Manjushri on the Shower of Spirit

By PennyGill / August 28, 2021

We all know, we are living in an extraordinary moment of modern history, full of rapid changes and complex challenges to our ways of life. Manjushri lays out a very wide view of what is happening, and how we can …

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By PennyGill / June 22, 2021

Bloom where you are planted!

Happy Solstice!

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Is It Time To Withdraw? Post Pandemic Clearing Out

By PennyGill / June 3, 2021

Our long difficult year of pandemic isolation seems to be drawing to a close. I’ve been led to look hard, and hopefully kindly, on all I’ve learned. What and whom do I wish to hold close to the center of …

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On Healing: Each Path Has Its Own Gethsemane

By PennyGill / April 27, 2021

The path of deep healing, of becoming whole, can be arduous. It asks everything of us, including profound surrender to what actually is present in our life. I have learned so much about surrender this long time of Covid, both …

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The Circus Bear

By PennyGill / March 15, 2021

I’ve been startled to learn, during this long year of Covid, how deep healing reveals such astonishing freedom. Here is a favorite story, which has challenged me over the years.

Many years ago, circus trains criss-crossed the United States. The …

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The Medicine We Need is Respect Guest Post by Paula Green

By PennyGill / February 21, 2021

Paula Green, long time trainer and teacher of conflict transformation, responds here in an Op-Ed exchange with a conservative reader of the Hampshire Gazette, about the deep polarization in the US between Democrats and Republicans. Read on, for a sane …

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Stories. Story.

By PennyGill / February 5, 2021

Our weekly Circle of Island women has been sharing stories of our favorite winter activities, when we were kids.  We laughed so hard imagining each other ice skating, sledding out of a second story window, building snow forts, and hurling …

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We Are All Bearers of Spirit and Light

By PennyGill / January 4, 2021

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 …

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A New Year Greeting

By PennyGill / December 31, 2020

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 …

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Winter Solstice 2020

By PennyGill / December 18, 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 …

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