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On being a midwife….

when I tell folks: ” I am a midwife” the most common comment is : “Oh what a wonderful and happy profession”… and I often think to myself…

Mindful Living

As we journey through this world, there are times when we make connections with our life and all life around us. I would like to offer some mindful thoughts from my friend Ani Kunzang for you to take with you as you experience this marvelous journey through your life. My hope is that through the perspectives of other mindful people, you too will find your connections and in doing so will pass along your mindful perspectives...

Thoughts on a Buddhist Picking Blackberries

I have just returned from picking a couple gallons of blackberries in the cool of the morning. I took two of my granddaughters with me last evening to check out the best place to pick. My four-year old picked a few and ate more, eventually telling me that she wanted to go somewhere to pick berries where there were no stickers. I think many Buddhists including me want to experience the fruit of our practice without having to...

Mama’s Helper

Danil at todays pre natal visit. Listening and counting heartbeats of his baby brother. Not easy to do a complete pre natal with little Danil keeping us our toes. He knew what to do and all I just had to sit back and let him take care of his mother.

February Highlights

This is little Jasper just moments after he was born. He had a very gentle delivery. His mother practiced mindfulness meditation through out his birth. Happy Birthday Jasper. Welcome in a family that has been waiting for you with happy...

Gatherings: Baby and Toddler Groups

On Sunday the 2oth the toddler group will be meeting at Morning Glory Pre school. We will observe our children at play in this sweet Waldorf Preschool space Patricia has so generously opened up for us. I will be prepared to talk about natural remedies and homeopathics for common childhood illnesses. We will meet from 10:00 to about 12:00. Nobody send away for lack of funds. 10 to 20$ donations are happily excepted to support...

V-back News

Yeahhh for a V-back. Congratulations Shana. Not only did you give birth at home in under 4 hours start to finish. You were also told that your pelvis is to small to deliver your first baby vaginally and now you gave birth to a nearly 8 1/2 pound baby naturally at home. How wonderful! The sun was shining over your Presidio Apartment. Congratulations Malcolm and big sister Thalia. Happy Birthday little girl. Born 01/03/2013...

….about me

Now that I am wearing the robes of a buddhist monastic,  folks often ask me in which monastery I live. Then I have to explain that in this culture tibetan buddhist nuns are mostly not supported by any umbrella institution. There is no special building that might grand us a protected space for devotional and meditative practices nor do we as nuns, have such a physical space to offer to the lay community, who look to us for...