Living Well in These Times

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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