Report from Nepal: a child safe place

Ama Ghar, Child Friendly Space

Here is a report from one of the Nepal nonprofts mentioned in the previous post Healing Earthquake Anxiety By Cathy Clifton – Communications Director, Ama Foundation One of the most difficult things about living after two giant earthquakes – the one on April 25 and the 7.3 “aftershock” that occurred …

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Nepal earthquake – what to do?

A lot of us at Dharma Zephyr have been talking about how we can best respond to the devastating earthquake in Nepal. Many of us have traveled to that beautiful, gracious country, and have friends and family there, so we have been thinking about earthquake damage and responses. We thought …

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Dharma Zephyr’s new “Mentor Council”

On March 1 sixteen longtime Dharma Zephyr members met at Christy’s house to talk about how to better offer dharma teachings to our community. Lots of ideas emerged from the meeting: adding meditation to existing yoga practices; continuing to develop  earth-centered practices like the Earth Care Group; continuing our prison work; …

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From a Poet’s Perch

by Rita Geil . . . haiku occurring in “noble silence” during a meditation retreat on mindfulness, breath, and impermanence conducted by Marv Treiger at Lake Tahoe, August 17-22, 2014 Aware of being aware of being aware is Being, aware. Even out of sight the sun, prancing on the lake, illumines my breath. Sunlight …

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Kathy, Christy, and Dharma Zephyr

Did you ever wonder how Dharma Zephyr Insight Meditation Community got its start? Find out below as as blog editor Anne Macquarie interviews Christy Tews and Kathy Schwerin, our beloved Community Dharma Leaders. Anne: How did you two meet? Kathy: In 1986 I was a hiker on a trek through …

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In the company of friends

Welcome to Dharma Zephyr’s new website. Several years ago I was walking up the Khumbu Valley in Nepal on my way to climb one of the big mountains up there. I wasn’t by myself: there were several of us, Sherpas as well as Americans. The Sherpas asked that we stop …

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