Winter Grass

Welcome to WEEK 15 of Beyond Self 2012 in SunnyRoomStudio.  Today I simply want to provide a quote and let you interpret it — in your journals, during your weekly meditation, or both.  Zen is simplicity.  And often other things, even excessive thought, direct us away from simplicity. In a snowfall that covers the winter […]


Welcome to Week 13 of Beyond Self 2012 in SunnyRoomStudio.  Based on my study of Zen last summer, this informal spiritual retreat may be only a beginning for some of you.  For others, this retreat has been a good refresher. Where are you at in your spiritual evolution? Was there a catalyst that led to […]

Just Look

Welcome back to Week Eleven of Beyond Self 2012 in SunnyRoomStudio.  We have covered a lot of spiritual territory during the past 10 weeks.  It is time to rest.  To sit for a while on the bench of enlightenment.  For the next few weeks of our spiritual retreat–informal, no expectations, no boundaries–I will share a […]

If Only

Welcome to Week Seven ofBeyond Self 2012in SunnyRoomStudio, a creative, sunny space for kindred spirits.  Our informal spiritual retreat is an excellent opportunity to “practice” your spirituality each week, challenging yourself in meaningful directions.  And if you are keeping a weekly journal, it will be great to hear from all of you at the close […]

Eternal Nature

Thank you for being here for Week Six of BEYOND SELF 2012 — an informal spiritual retreat here in SunnyRoomStudio.  We are covering some interesting terrain via various Zen teachings, the focus of my summer reading.  And many of you are participating by keeping a retreat journal.  Since comments are closed until the end of […]