12 May. 2021

Welcome to Casual Buddhism!

2021-05-12T10:47:19-07:00May 12th, 2021|Casual Buddhism, News|

Divine love is what Casual Buddhism is all about. I’ve always believed in divine love, but it wasn’t until I met the Thai Buddhist nun, Venerable Dhammananda Bhikkhuni, my teacher and spiritual mentor, that I discovered it for myself. Casual Buddhism is a series of ten-minute informal interviews with Venerable Dhammananda about practicing Buddhism in our everyday lives. We all [...]

11 Apr. 2020

Courage for Authors in the time of COVID-19

2020-04-11T08:07:16-07:00April 11th, 2020|Healing, News, overcoming fear, Sheltering at home, Uncategorized|

Like many of my She Writes Press sisters, I was disappointed when the pandemic struck, partly, because my book launch event scheduled for May 20thwill likely be cancelled. I felt genuine sorrow for the people whose family members are impacted with the illness. I was shocked when I learned that a husband of a close friend of mine passed away [...]

30 Oct. 2019

BBC Names Venerable Dhammananda Bhikkhuni on list of top 100 Women!

2019-10-30T15:57:50-07:00October 30th, 2019|News|

I am thrilled to announce that the BBC selected Venerable Dhammananda Bhikkhuni on its list of 100 influential women in the world for 2019. Greta Thunberg the Swedish climate change activist was on the list as well as many other distinguished women. The BBC article quoted Dhammananda as saying, “We still need to struggle to make the ordination of women [...]

2 Oct. 2019

Welcome to my Blog

2019-10-30T15:56:27-07:00October 2nd, 2019|News|

I’m so excited to launch my new website. In May of 2020 my memoir, Finding Venerable Mother: A Daughter’s Spiritual Quest to Thailand will be published. I hope after visiting my website you will be inspired to read it. In this first blog post I want to talk about why I felt compelled to write my story. There is nothing [...]

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