Jan 15

Ojai Meadows Preserve

Our family decided to talk a walk through the meadow today. Lots if sunshine, frogs, birds, squirrels, trees, and water. The sounds included frogs, birds, and dogs. Weird bird noises. Even heard an owl hoot. The Topas are magnificent. Climbed a tree.

Thankful for where we live and the work of the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy.

Jan 03

Relationships, Community, and Sexual Energy

I was honored to serve on the Question & Answer panel for this year’s Holiday Retreat at Deer Park Monastery with Br. Phap Hai, Sr. Mat Nghiem, Br. Phap De, Sr. Dac Nghiem, and Dharmacharya Eileen Kiera. As a Dharmacharya in training, every opportunity given to share with an audience pushes me to deepen my own practice. This is my first time serving on a panel such as this and is a rare because the panel was composed of the four fold sangha (monks, nuns, laymen, and laywomen) rather than just monastics.  I have linked just the questions and responses I gave (19-minutes), as well as to the entire session (114-minutes). I spoke primary of relationships, community, and sexual energy.

Kenley Only

Complete Session – begins with a period of silent sitting