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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...

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...

Baby Group

This Saturday the Baby Group met. What a bright event at my house. shiny, toothless baby smiles and happy parents. What a treat for me. We shared stories, and songs and talked about the highs and lows of parenting life How to find opportunities to continue our mindfulness practices as busy parents. We laughed a little and a few tears were shed as well. It was good to feel the support and warmth of the group. Next weekend the...

Mindfuness based Birth and Parenting preparation g...

We will meet again on Sunday the 4th from 2:00 pm to 4 :00 pm Subject: Eating, mindfulness in everyday life Birth and physiology of birth Needs of a laboring mother If you are interested in finding out more about this group please call me at 415 885 4057 Prior knowledge of meditation is not necessary. Meditation is not a religious activity. It leads to a deeper understand of ourselves and the world around us. We will...

Films & Videos

The films and videos below are offered for your enlightenment and enjoyment. Life is a joy to be shared!   The Story of the Weeping Camel       What Babies Want – An Exploration of the Consciousness of Infants: Part 1       What Babies Want – An Exploration of the Consciousness of Infants: Part 2       What Babies Want – An Exploration of the Consciousness...

Helpful Links

Medical Literature on the Safety of Homebirth www.changesurfer.com/Hlth/homebirth.html Breastfeeding Support www.lalecheleague.org/ Waldorf www.waldorfinthehome.org Circumcision http://www.cirp.org/hotlist.html Mindful Birthing www.mindfulbirthing.org Yoga Garden of San Francisco yogagardensf.com Kagyu Droden Kunchab Buddhist Center www.kdk.org D-Foundation – For Those in...

Recommended Reading

Baby Moves by Marianne Hermson van Wanrooy Parenting from the inside out. by Daniel Siegel Vaccination the issue of our times by Peggy O’Mara Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by Myla Kabat-Zinn and Jon Kabat-Zinn Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn Dear Parent: Caring for Infants...