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Zen lessons for living

I share three lessons from a recent Zen retreat (25 to 30 August 2022) with Roshi Robert Kennedy SJ at the Dominican Retreat Centre in Dublin. They include looking at our inner experience from a three-dimensional (3D) perspective and tuning into the primary elements of fire, air, water and earth. Click on the link below to watch the video ».

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Intimate understanding of your life

“For it is not so much knowledge that fills and satisfies the soul, but the intimate understanding and relishing of the truth” – I explain a nugget of wisdom from Ignatius Loyola, a 16th century master of psychology and spirituality. I give examples in the context of contemplative practice and my own life, and I invite you to reflect on “what you were put on this planet to do”.

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America, we courageously can

Joe Biden’s birthplace of Scranton in Pennsylvania was the first spot I learned to cultivate the American ‘Can-Do’ attitude. Don’t my University of Scranton buddies know what I’m talking about? Even later illness as a volunteer and struggle with mental health could not shake it off. Here’s to the best of the USA!

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Value of time: 3 of 3

A creative video on how we spend time with our family or community during the Covid-19 crisis. God speaks to the inner critic, the inner observer and the inbetweener again, asking: “What would you say to a family or community member whose cracks are beginning to show? How would you treat them?” Scripture: Matthew 7: 1-5. Continue reading “Value of time: 3 of 3”