Daily Life

Welcome to WEEK TEN of Beyond Self 2012 — an informal spiritual retreat in SunnyRoomStudio (September to December).  Before I truly understood the point (and purpose) of a “spiritual practice,” I wondered about finding the time for yet another important daily project.  And I’m sure many of you have also had this concern at some […]

Caught Up

Welcome to Week Nine of Beyond Self 2012 — our informal, spiritual retreat in SunnyRoomStudio.  An opportunity to delve into a spiritual practice, to keep a journal, to meditate.  It’s up to you.  Most of us know what we’d like to do (or need to do) to enhance our spirituality — to explore it more […]


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 […]

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 […]

Beyond Attachment

This is Week 5 of our online spiritual retreat: Beyond Self 2012.  As most of you know, my goal is to provide Zen-like prompts each week (through December) for journal writing, meditation, and personal reflection.  And I’ll open comments at the close of this retreat for those who want to share the details of their […]