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Riehlife Poem-of-the-Day: “Autobiography in Fourteen Lines,” by Susan Ollar

I met Susan Ollar eons ago it seems, at a Rigpa Tibetan Buddhist retreat. We spent the summer together at Lerab Ling in France. Since then we have become Sangha Sisters. Susan marked her 60th birthday this April. Pondering what to do about it, she decided to celebrate. Susan recalled a conversation of ours. I’d […]

Settling in: Wisdom Teachings

I’m in Squaw Valley, California, along with 300 other students at the annual Rigpa (my Tibetan Buddhist group) fall retreat. We’re staying in luxury at the Squaw Creek Resort. Many of us are handling details of business and family life while we’re here. Cell phones and laptops abound. It’s a ten day retreat…mostly a teaching […]

Tweit & Riehl begin “Blog Duet”: How do we nurture ourselves and still nurture the world?

Susan Tweit, began our blog duet yesterday,Tuesday, February 12, 2008, with her post on “Community of the Land,” titled “Finding your balance: outward and inward.” Susan J. Tweit telling plant stories in Colorado Janet Riehl performs “Big Butts Are Beautiful” As a journalist, memoirist, blogger, and speaker I’ve known Susan through two organizations: Women Writing […]

Heart Practice—Variation on the Nectar Flow–Changing the Oil Under the Hood of Your Heart

In The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Soyal Rinpoche in Chapter 19 “Helping After Dying” Rinpoche shares a beautiful HEART PRACTICE on pages 313-316 “that can truly help you when you are suffering from deep sorrow and grief. It is a practice my master Jamyang Khyentse always used to give to people who […]

Sogyal Rinpoche…Wisdom and Compassion in Action…Rigpa’s 2007 Fall Retreat in Northern California

November 23rd through December 2nd…that’s where I am…and then three more days for the extention retreat. All of this, in the ballroom of the Konocti Harbor Resort and Spa on the shores of beautiful Clear Lake (California’s largest self-enclosed lake). I’ve traveled from St. Louis back to one of my homes and it feels good […]