Category Archives: The Garden

The Garden: There’s A Choice

There’s a choice we’re making. Is there a difference in “the world” and “The Garden” as we have been reflecting on it these past few weeks?  I think most of the time, there is, but I think that is a … Continue reading

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The Garden: Namaste

Many of us are familiar with the Sanskrit greeting/prayer, often used in yoga practices and other settings:  Namaste (pronounced “nah-mah-stay”).  The divine in me greets the divine in you.  Recently, I learned of the illness of Buddhist teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh. … Continue reading

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The Garden: Resilience

Resilience.  The Latin source of this English word means “to jump back, or to rebound.”  Among the features of our “yarden” are some antique as well as newer containers.  The antiques include some heavy concrete planters that belong to my … Continue reading

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The Garden: Coexist

So often, when we think of the creatures of the earth, we consider ourselves apart from all the rest.  There are humans, and then there are all the rest of the non-human animals in The Garden (whom we call simply … Continue reading

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The Garden: Domesticated and Wild

We probably ought to talk about The Garden and the garden.  Most of us, when hearing those words, likely think of the garden.  This “garden” is the one where I set out space, dig up soil, amend soil, plow rows, … Continue reading

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The Garden: Single Story?

“When we reject the “single story” we regain Paradise.” Ngozi Adichie* Here we are, again.  September 11.  Since that dreadful day in 2001, this date has raised many kinds of stories.  Stories of remembering.  Stories of loss. Stories of a … Continue reading

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The Garden: Impact

“This we know: All things are connected like the blood that unites us. We did not weave the web of life, We are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.” -Chief Seattle … Continue reading

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The Garden: The Body Knows

You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.* Some … Continue reading

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The Garden: Glows and Grows

Spiritual Practices come and go in and out of our lives all the time.  They begin when we are just children. At some point we decide to take them on for ourselves and go from there. I teach at an … Continue reading

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The Garden: Being of Service

“Helping out is not some special skill. It is not the domain of rare individuals. It is not confined to a single part of our lives. We simply heed the call of that natural impulse within and follow it where … Continue reading

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