Child of Light

Child of Light

  Years ago my Vipassana meditation teacher read us a fable about a dying monastery. The villagers no longer visited the sanctuary, and the monks quarreled among themselves. The brick walls of the monastery crumbled from years of neglect. The monks hired a consultant...
Kingly Giving and Receiving

Kingly Giving and Receiving

In my early twenties I lived at the Findhorn Foundation, an educational center in the north of Scotland. Each December community members gathered to place their names in a hat for a game of “Angels and Mortals.” We each secretly drew one name from the hat, and that...