Music for your listening pleasure. When I’m feeling down, I like to listen to mellow and sad music. Picks me up. On this mix you can hear David Sylvian, Talk Talk, The Blue Nile, Scott Walker, Mark Hollis, Everywhen, Elbow, Ben Christophers, The Morning Benders, and Sun Kil Moon.
This is round two of using 8tracks – an online mix service. This time I’ve dipped back five years to see what I was listening to then. Here you get Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Paul Simon, Tool, Sonic Youth, Thom Yorke, Michael Brook, and Robert Fripp. Enjoy.
Here’s a few a of the songs I enjoyed during 2010. I hope you take some time to listen.
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.
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.
Complete Session – begins with a period of silent sitting