Penny Gill Teachings

Welcome to the Bardo Sermon

By PennyGill / November 4, 2022

Hello, dear friends…I apologize for vanishing from my blogging life all summer. I needed, apparently, a long pause after the joy and excitement of seeing The Radiant Heart of the Cosmos (Green Fire Press) actually in print! You can find

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The Radiant Heart of the Cosmos: Compassion Teachings for Our Time

By PennyGill / April 7, 2022

My new book, The Radiant Heart of the Cosmos: Compassion Teachings for Our Time, is here! You can find the paperback now, at Amazon, and the e-book there, shortly. I will let you know when you will be …

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Radiant Heart of the Cosmos!

By PennyGill / February 3, 2022

I’m thrilled to announce my new book, The Radiant Heart of the Cosmos: Compassion Teachings for Our Time, is in production and will soon – early March – be in our hands. It is a collection of stories and teachings …

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Witness Within: Why Bother?

By PennyGill / January 13, 2022

Hello, dear friends….Here is my sermon from January 9, 2022, in which I talk about learning to witness to our inner emotional landscape, and the profound gifts it offers to us, in experiencing our own wholeness and our ability to …

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Shelter in Place: A Talk by Penny

By PennyGill / November 24, 2021


Winter is upon us, and it is time to follow the lead of bears and birds and trees. It is time to rest, to give yourself deep care. Here is a talk I gave recently, on how to give …

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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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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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