Welcome to Week 14 of Beyond Self 2012 in SunnyRoomStudio.  We have come a long way since early September.  And with only 3 more weeks left in December, our retreat will close on the 28th of this month with Week 17.  I hope you have been challenged to look within and to see things from […]


Welcome to Week Twelve of Beyond Self 2012 in SunnyRoomStudio. As you know, this is the second phase of our spiritual retreat.  We are now sitting on the bench of enlightenment to gain a deeper perspective of all the weeks prior.  And we are resting a bit.  If you’ve been keeping a journal since September, […]


Thank you so much for being here for Week Eight of Beyond Self 2012 in SunnyRoomStudio — a creative, sunny space for kindred spirits. I appreciate your participation in this retreat for many reasons.  For one thing, as I write these posts each week, I’ve discovered this to be a wonderful spiritual practice in and […]

Being Brevity

Welcome back to our informal online spiritual retreat — September through December — in SunnyRoomStudio. Since this is a comment-free initiative, I hope you are keeping a journal instead to share your key insights at the close of our BEYOND SELF 2012 retreat.  It’s also a good way to follow along, recording your thoughts and […]

Extend Your Gaze

I spent a great deal of time this summer studying Zen.  Reading books by various spiritual masters like the wonderful Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh.  One of the primary themes running through this field of study is the need to go beyond self.  So I’ll be spending the rest of this year, 4 months, looking […]