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joan halifax

How Are We “Doing” with Death?

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1) Fearing Death 2) Denying Death 3) Defying Death 4) Grieving Death 5) Accepting Death 6) Liberation In The Face Of Death These six ways of approaching death are in the Joan Halifax book called Being With Dying. I have learned so much from this book and use in my podcast from time to time. Why are these important? Because they act as sign posts to where we or those we know and love fall in the continuum between fear and mystical perception regarding the reality of … [Read more...]

Nine Contemplations Musings- Podcast 128

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What does your mind do to try and escape the simple fact you will one day die and so will everyone else you love and so will your beloved companion animals? Does your mind escape in fantasy or daydreaming? It's an interesting exercise to watch your mind when you decide to contemplate the reality of your own death and of those you love. Everyone on earth will one day die. The fact that every breath we take brings us closer to our death is one I never thought about before these meditation … [Read more...]

Strong Spine Of Practice-Podcast 107

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We need a strong spine of practice to withstand some of the crap of this delusional world called Maya. Yet it can be a playful endeavor and need not be a serious deadly experience. Tom and I dropped charges against an insane woman today who originally assaulted Tom sometime in the dead of winter. Having done that opened a pandora box of insanity that even the spring time can't purify. Or can it? Yes it can. … [Read more...]

Your Daily Prayer For Healing-06/19/2012

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Dear Goddess, Film maker Sam Small was on my radio show tonight. Sam's most recent project is a series of video classroom teachings called "Dying Into Love" featuring Ram Dass and Joan Halifax. Ram Dass is my most favorite spiritual teachers of all time, and now because of the Internet, the degree of separation between us is one – 1° of separation. Before the Dying Into Love series, I was not familiar with Joan Halifax. Now I intend to read her books. Joan and Ram Dass appear to be very … [Read more...]