Tag Archives: Future

Varanasi: karma catching up

Varanasi.  A place where they say your karma catches up to you.  A place where they say if you die, you are released from the cycle of birth, life, death, rebirth.  Freed.  It is intense, this place where people come … Continue reading

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More on Vipassana

August 5, 2010 I am supposed to be meditating.  but so many thoughts run through my mind.  My mouth is silent, but my mind, well, my mind is not so easy to silence.  It will take more than simple determination.  … Continue reading

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Silence of the mouth and chatter of the mind – Vipassana Notes

August 1, 2010 Dear all, I am out of Vipassana.  It has been a week now.  Exactly, since the end of Vipassana.  There is so much to say.  So many things I thought of as I sat, my mouth silent … Continue reading

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Post-Vipassana notes

Late July, 2010 Dear mum and dad Hi!  I have so much to share with you.  I spent ten hard days of hard work: 4:00 am wake-up and 9;00 pm to bed with 10 hours of meditation in between, meals, … Continue reading

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almost thanksgiving

November 23, 2009 Hi! I finished up my spiritual autobiography yesterday.  It’s done, I think. I called up my folks and read it to them, and the first part got my mom crying (I tell it from her perspective).  Ah … Continue reading

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Divinity School

Hi you.  It’s funny, I was listening to my dad answering the phone and my mom being on the other end calling from the office, and he says “hi you” or “hey you” pretty much the exact same way that … Continue reading

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News in a nutshell

June 3, 2009 Dear Mum and Dad, Hi!  Dad, thanks for the wonderful email.  I’m glad you’re home and well.  Life is good here.  Very very engaging and I find myself hardly having time to sit and write an email.  … Continue reading

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The eve of 25

June 6, 2009 Dear Mum and Dad, Hi!  Ah life.  I am so happy and settled and busy.  There’s so much to do and the time just seems full full full with all that is right in front of me.  … Continue reading

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More Adventures

March, 2009 What is it about a place that makes it home?  I would certainly say that it’s the people.  As I prepare to leave San Francisco for the next adventure, I am fortunate to be able to look back … Continue reading

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I haven’t told anyone yet…. but I think God thinks I can do it!

House Scholar Application Disciples Divinity House, Chicago November 3, 2008 Having grown up in the church, the child of two Global Ministries missionaries, I have long recognized the church’s profound influence on my life.  Perhaps it is no surprise, then, … Continue reading

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