Cynthia Reed

  • Kaspa, how I’m enjoying your photos! What a wonderful trip that must have been, and it’s nice to ‘go along for the (photographic) ride.’

    I am prompted to tell you that beginning Thursday, I’m ‘facilitating’ (not teaching, just participating, leading and making sure the materials are posted and the students do their homework and commenting) a…[Read more]

  • I just enjoyed reading Satya’s email, looking at the bright photo, and thinking about vegetarianism. I’ve always wanted to be a vegetarian and, at various times in my life, have dived in…but it’s never felt like the right way for me to eat, after a time. Ten years ago, when D and I married, he had been a 30-year vegetarian (he ate dairy, no…[Read more]

  • Cynthia Reed posted a new activity comment 10 months, 1 week ago

    Thank you again, Satya, for your thoughts, the support, the links and more. I can see how it is the ‘refuge’. Namo Amida Bu. xx

  • Thank you for the email nudge, Satya. I’ve intended (intentions, eh?) to sit down and thank you for the opportunity for at least ten days. Initially, I found the practice interesting–it felt a little experimental–and quite different from other practices I’ve been involved with. It felt easy, and then it felt hard, it felt too short and then it…[Read more]

    • Cynthia – I was deeply moved by what you’ve said here. Sending much love to you and your family. We have a beautiful text that has traditionally been used during Pureland funerals in Japan which may feel relevant at this time, White Ashes – if you’d like me to forward it to you I will. Namo Amida Bu – keep taking refuge x

      • Thank you again, Satya, for your thoughts, the support, the links and more. I can see how it is the ‘refuge’. Namo Amida Bu. xx

  • Cynthia Reed posted a new activity comment 10 months, 4 weeks ago

    Oh, dear, apologies, Sujatin. I did consider plunging in with no salutation. 😉

    Ojo sounds wonderful! And what a job: alarm dog. How sweet. I used to ‘dogsit’ for a friend’s Lhasa many years ago. What a character he was.

    I am awe of your language skills (and weaving!). A little French, a little Spanish but just enough to cause trouble or get…[Read more]

    • Super – glad to know you’ll be on the course, as will I. Lovely to think of us ‘Northern climes’ folk practicing together-at-a-distance.

      As for the weaving – I’m such a novice. I was an Infant teacher for over 20 years so happy to have a go at doing anything in an amateur fashion!
      Look forward to reading your story sometime…

  • What a wonderful place to be! Thank you all who host, and all who have joined.

    I’m a retired technical/marketing writer living with a programmer-husband and an Alaskan Malamute (he says ‘woooo’ but I’m certain he means ‘ommm’, such is his nature) living south of Stockholm. We’re all older now and having some last adventures before we settle down.…[Read more]

  • Cynthia Reed posted a new activity comment 10 months, 4 weeks ago

    Thanks for the welcome, Acharya! Scotland is one of my favourite places on earth and, yes, that’s the closest one. What a fun dog…were they originally temple dogs? I have no idea but I can imagine it might have been so. Glad you like Scandi-noir. So do we! I’m studying Swedish and can almost understand 20% without subtitles, I’m guessing, but…[Read more]

    • Hi again! Acharya is a title – I’m a senior minister – my name is Sujatin. I was given that name by my teacher when I ordained. My dog Ojo is 18 months old and he’s such a bundle of fun and fluffiness. I love him to bits but wish he’d let me have a bit more of the bed – every morning I wake up to find him snuggled against my back, in the middle of…[Read more]

      • Oh, dear, apologies, Sujatin. I did consider plunging in with no salutation. 😉

        Ojo sounds wonderful! And what a job: alarm dog. How sweet. I used to ‘dogsit’ for a friend’s Lhasa many years ago. What a character he was.

        I am awe of your language skills (and weaving!). A little French, a little Spanish but just enough to cause trouble or get…[Read more]

        • Super – glad to know you’ll be on the course, as will I. Lovely to think of us ‘Northern climes’ folk practicing together-at-a-distance.

          As for the weaving – I’m such a novice. I was an Infant teacher for over 20 years so happy to have a go at doing anything in an amateur fashion!
          Look forward to reading your story sometime…

  • Cynthia Reed became a registered member 10 months, 4 weeks ago

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