Tag Archives: Joanna Macy

Metamorphosis and Sadness


I promise a more thorough accounting of my shoulder injury: what happened and what’s wrong. Suffice it to say that yesterday I received some very bad news, and that I appear to be in this for the long haul.…

There are two things that I would share right now, a selection from Thomas Merton’s The Way of Chuang Tzu (New York: New Directions, 1965), and an excerpt from Rilke’s “Letters to a Young Poet.” Continue reading

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Existential, or Seasonal, Angst?


Last night I was feeling a little bit of existential, or was it seasonal, angst. Something about the quality of the light and the length of the day, and knowing that they won’t be getting longer for a while weighed … Continue reading

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Another Autumn


Another autumn has arrived, and I have scarcely noticed. I did not note its arrival for my Friday classes and I am remiss. Like Olga Rasmussen, to whom I have turned this morning for inspiration, I have been so caught … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Anusara Yoga!


Today is the 14th anniversary of the founding of Anusara Yoga, marked by the day when John Friend, on retreat at a Siddha Yoga ashram in New York, wrote his vision statement. Among other things, it also is the date … Continue reading

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Rilke, Chronicler of the Impermanent


Last week I wrote about borrowing A Year With Rilke (2009), edited by Joanna Macy and Anita Barrows. It being springtime, and being on a cleanse, I feel intensely attuned to the natural world. Thus I was particularly drawn to two paragraphs … Continue reading

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Today with Rilke


Back when I heard the episode of “Being” with Joanna Macy, I learned of her translations of the German poet Ranier Maria Rilke, including A Year With Rilke: Daily Readings from the Best of Ranier Maria Rilke (2009) (translated and … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week: Joanna Macy (via The Jizo Chronicles)


The work of Joanna Macy has flitted in and out of my consciousness many times over the years. I first encountered her in 1982, when she penned a series of guided meditations for Fellowship, the magazine of the ecumenical pacifist … Continue reading

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