The Gift of Cave Days

By PennyGill / December 2, 2020

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 …

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A Time to Grieve and a Time to Plant

By PennyGill / November 15, 2020

Penny’s sermon this morning responds to these very fraught times in the country, A Time to Grieve and a Time to Plant.

In your comment, it would be wonderful if you would please include which seed you plan to plant …

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Let’s Not Waste This Moment! by Penny Gill November 5, 2020

By PennyGill / November 5, 2020

This is a profound opportunity to deepen our understanding of some fundamental realities of the United States. Let me explain, please. But first, let’s remember, we are worn out, thread bare, disappointed, stunned, and afraid. And much more. Why were …

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Find the Calm: Advice from Manjushri

By PennyGill / October 23, 2020

In these frightening and turbulent times, there are powerful ways to stay awake and stay calm. Read on!

I woke in a pool of sadness and distress this morning, lonely and discouraged and without energy for any task. Underneath that

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Dont Do Anything!

By PennyGill / October 7, 2020

Hello, everyone…a crisp, fall day here on Madeline Island. I am swimming in a great, swirling sea of yellow!

Many of us are very worried about the very process of this election: will it be fair? Will all votes be …

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Witness the Destruction. Hold the Center. Breathe kindness. A Teaching from Manjushri

By PennyGill / September 21, 2020

Greetings, dear friends, at this auspicious moment of Equinox and the Days of Awe.  My heart’s prayer is that we may recognize our many failures as citizens of this blessed earth and find our way to building communities fit to …

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Instructions from Manjushri

By PennyGill / September 5, 2020



Greetings, dear friends around the world! We are a global network, enriched by our shared concerns about our world.  My book What in The World Is Going On? is dedicated to “all those who hold the world …

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Fear in the Bardo: Manjushri

By PennyGill / August 25, 2020

We are swimming in fear, consciously and unconsciously. Here Manjushri begins a series of Teachings on our situation today, introducing the powerful image of the Bardo – a Tibetan concept of the strange space/time we find ourselves in between incarnations. …

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Our Hearts Are Breaking: A Talk by Penny

By PennyGill / August 19, 2020

Hello, everyone…I was invited to preach at St Johns UCC Church here on Madeline Island last Sunday. I gave a talk on welcoming our grief, for in our grief we also will find the seeds of kindness and healing. This …

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You Are Part of the Great Network

By PennyGill / August 11, 2020


April 7, 2020

Good morning, Manjushri Sir: I come to you in the midst of so many cross cutting pressures and questions and confusions. Kwan Yin suggested I invite you to offer me a Teaching, perhaps about the situation …

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