Depression, meditation, friendship

One of my closest friends from Buddhist seminary school was telling me about being on retreat recently.  In the group discussion that followed the end of the retreat she mentioned that she had been depressed. But she almost didn’t mention it because as a long-term meditator she was so embarrassed to admit to being susceptible … Continue reading Depression, meditation, friendship

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Another Favourite Christmas Story

Here is another one of my favourite Christmas stories; also true. [my previous fav is here https://dereksdharma.wordpress.com/2010/12/15/my-favorite-christmas-story/%5D Back when I used to do travel planning for Namgyal Rinpoche, the travel agency I worked out of was in downtown Toronto. One December, just before Christmas, I went to the convenience store across from the office that … Continue reading Another Favourite Christmas Story