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grin on my face

Sunday, August 03, 2014      1 comments

Well I must say I have enjoyed myself in liking someone for the first time in a very long time, and I think that's a good thing. I don't know what else to say about it all, really. Except maybe I kind of wish things would stay the same. ... Read more

monkey mind

Friday, June 20, 2014      1 comments

I often like to go for a drive to clear my head. I'm often feeling confined and confounded with where to go though. Today I went for a drive that ended up going nowhere in particular to blow out the cobwebs of emotion that are bombardin... Read more


Friday, May 30, 2014      2 comments

Maha has left for California as of this past Saturday afternoon. I cried all the way to work shortly after. I'm good now, as we keep in touch pretty much every day. I got a job at the local grocery. Robert has graciously offered his hom... Read more


Monday, October 21, 2013      6 comments

Well, I haven't heard anything from Deer Park monastery in CA; nor have I received an application for an internship from Blue Cliff monastery in NY. Bummer. On a whim (ie. at the prompting of my friend, Maha), I applied at Kroger and Whole... Read more

To Be a Nun

Tuesday, October 08, 2013      3 comments

"I had occasionally considered becoming a nun before, but it had been out of hopelessness and despair. When I met Thay and learned about the practice of mindfulness, I realized that the monastic path might save me from my own destruction." --Si... Read more

Om gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha!

Tuesday, October 08, 2013      2 comments

I miss the wake up bell and chanting at Magnolia Grove Monastery. I miss the mindfulness bell; I put an app on my phone, but it doesn't help when everyone keeps talking or even gets annoyed that you've STOPPED. I find myself resentful of t... Read more

The Bell's Ring

Thursday, October 03, 2013      4 comments

Every evening and every morning at the retreat--healing yourself healing the world--a monk or nun would ring this giant bell and chant intermittantly for twenty minutes...(I have pictures of it in the album "Magnolia Grove" on my facebook page: ... Read more

Where Krishna Sat; There I Would Die...

Monday, May 20, 2013      2 comments

Show me how You're in every thing; teach me the ebb and flow of your Tide. Allow me to caress the secret spaces and to let go of all this tangled web of delusion. This schizophrenic world makes me feel so lost; find me... Read more

Hi, My Name is Ashley Robin...

Sunday, May 05, 2013      2 comments

...and I'm not exactly a "christian;" and yet...I may be more "Christian" than some. I love Jesus and Buddha too; not to mention Krishna. I find that there are teachers of all kinds who practice the same Love for their fellow men ... Read more

I Had a Dream About Jesus...

Tuesday, April 23, 2013      3 comments

There was such Love there. We sat under my veil Carressing eachother's cheeks and talking of miracles. His eyes shined in the Sun; His mind embraced mine; His Soul and mine at One.... Read more

I'm Moving, by God!

Thursday, April 18, 2013      4 comments

I can't let them get me down; I've played their unconscious game too often; it feeds on itself-- growing-- intensifying-- pleading with me not to change my course, but to stay sedentary. I cannot; for life moves on/ it carries ... Read more

Crying into the Ocean

Monday, April 15, 2013      6 comments

And for no reason apparent in this world, I cried. My sobs are a prayer for You to make me stop this Sadness; to make an end to The Spiral Downward, and to create The Upward Spiral. Where is That Everlasting Peace? How can I... Read more

Not Losing but Still Going

Tuesday, March 26, 2013      3 comments

As the title suggests, it's been a while since I've lost a pound; in fact, I've actually gained a pound or so back :( But I'm not getting down about it. I have much to look forward to this spring and summer. A friend suggested I offer a s... Read more

Losing and Feeling Good

Friday, March 15, 2013      6 comments

I just had, at this moment, a wonderful idea; I should make a vision collage with pictures of my favorite teachers/gurus and my friends, because those faces make me happy. I just thought of if because I've a picture (on the front of a book) of ... Read more

Times with Mama Donie (aka. grandmother)

Sunday, March 10, 2013      7 comments

I've been staying with my grandmother for two days, and "visiting" the parents for internet access. There's such a big change in me! I feel so much lighter and happier (even today when it's rainy and chilly and dreary)! I've also noticed the ... Read more

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