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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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Embarking: a pilgrimage of sorts

07.13.10 Dear All, Hi from Kathmandu – a gray day, the air heavy with moisture.  Perhaps the rain will fall this afternoon, as it has done the past few days. The monsoon should have begun about two weeks ago, but … Continue reading

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The Eco-Feminist

Thandiwe Gobledale Feminist Theory and Theology May 28, 2010 The Eco-Feminist Even today, with the numerous changes that have occurred with regards to gender norms and the dramatic increase in opportunities available to women, only a fraction of the world’s … Continue reading

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TODAY

February 16, 2012 I came across this today, and it is so powerful that I want to share it: “Be anything you want. Be madmen, drunks, and bastards of every shape and form. But at all costs avoid one thing: … Continue reading

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My spiritual journey

Thandiwe AmyHelen Gobledale November 24, 2009 Chapter: Why I’m Here and What I Bring Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrica Maluphakanyis’ udumolwayo Izwa imithandazo yethu Nkosi sikelela thina usapholwayo I remember watching you, you would have been all of five and a half … Continue reading

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Called to Serve

Harvard Divinity School Master of Divinity Application Statement of Purpose 6 January, 2009 The dais pulses with people sharing the communion meal as the crowd surges forward to receive blessings from the Bishop of Vellore, beside me. Having received the … Continue reading

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How is God revealed?

As I go back and look at the letters I wrote several years ago, I find that some of the most important reflecting and writing that I was doing was in the form of application essays to seminaries.  Applying to … Continue reading

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p.s. and hope for the next generation

January 2009 It has been a long time since I last wrote.  This is partially because there is a lot to share and partly because it takes some grounding and purposefulness to write these, normally.  But today I shall just … Continue reading

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