Is forgiveness a practice? If so, how do we do it? IDP's Senior Teacher, Ethan Nichtern, recorded live at Nalandawest in Seattle, leads a talk on how to use our practice to open our hearts and minds and practice forgiveness for ourselves and each other.
Though they have no objective reality, gender constructs affect our place in society. They influence how much pay we receive for the jobs we do and the roles we play at home in the family. They affect which aspects of our personality we feel comfortable expressing and which we do not.They determine the clothes we wear, and they can impact our relationship to our own body ... This holds us back, limiting men and women to socially constructed boxes and causing a great deal of suffering for everyone." -the 17thKarmapa, OrgenTrinleyDorje
Pete Seeger, who passed away on Monday at 94, left this world a better place. What more could anyone hope to have said of his/her life? I never met Pete Seeger, but from childhood through to this moment I have been influenced, charmed and haunted by the songs he popularized.