Archive for February 1st, 2011

Winter 2011 Newsletter

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Welcome to the Winter 2011 edition of Mahasukha Center’s newsletter.  Before you begin to read the articles and enjoy the wonderful photos provided by the Mahasukha community, I’d like to take a moment to thank everyone that made this newsletter possible.  Special thanks especially are due to Cliff Spencer, who gave me the opportunity to [...]

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Letter from the Editor

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

by Ivy Dally
Grand plans, high hopes, and resolutions for a brighter, better life abound this time of year.  January is named for the Roman deity Janus, a two-faced fellow associated with doorways and the possibility of new beginnings.  Like Janus, I’ve turned one face to the past, and one face to the future.  As I [...]

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Teaching Spotlight: No More Enemies with Lindsay Crouse

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

How can someone who wants to be kind, someone who doesn’t want to waste their life giving in to anger, end up with enemies?  Even worse, why are many of these “enemies” members of our own families?  It seems illogical, even improbable, to the student of compassion.  Yet, as Lindsay Crouse explained in the course [...]

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Teacher Essentials: An Interview with Catherine Eaton

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

The following interview with Catherine Eaton, Mahasukha teacher and former newsletter editor, was conducted in January 2011.  Catherine is currently teaching Dharma Essentials 1 on Tuesday evenings.
Ivy Dally:  Thank you so much Catherine for taking the opportunity to answer a few questions about yourself and the upcoming Dharma Essentials course you will be teaching.  [...]

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On the Road with Claire and Darin

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Now that Mahasukha’s very own Claire and Darin have maroked, they have taken to the road teaching the Dharma.  Highlights from their journey will be featured regularly in the quarterly newsletter.  To find out their current teaching schedule, and to follow their personal blog once its online, check out http://www.theartsutra.com/.  Until then…
Favorite moments from travelling with the dharma:
Claire:
I [...]

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The Festival of Bliss in Photos

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

The third annual Festival of Bliss was held over two nights in December.  Seasoned students and fresh faces alike were treated to an insightful discussion on the first evening.  Rick Blue spoke of the center’s founding, and the mission entrusted to its students by Lama Marut and Geshe Michael Roach.  The idea that this is not just [...]

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Dharma and the Arts Review: What Would Jesus and Buddha Do on Holiday?

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

The following book review was taken from the Guardian UK.  A link to Joylon Baraka Thomas’ original article is found at the bottom of the page.
A new manga novel lightheartedly depicting the two as everyday young men may inadvertently raise interest in religion in Japan
Tokyo, Japan — What would Jesus and Buddha do if they [...]

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Quotables: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Ralph Waldo Emerson was a 19th century essayist and lecturer that was a champion of the American Transcendental movement.  Emerson’s works emphasized his belief in how the spiritual transcends the physical, and that knowledge can be gained from outside of the five senses.  Emerson and other members of his movement were inspired by Vedic literature [...]

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Good Karma is just a click away!

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

The quarterly ACI-LA newsletter is written for you, but do you know it can also be written, in part, by you?  Do your part and help bring the Dharma to the good people of Mahasukha!  I am always taking submissions for articles and class write-ups.  Feel free to share links to any interesting movies, books, [...]

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