Imbolc: Groundhogs, Virgules, Bardos, and Other Beautiful Betweens

Halfway between winter solstice and spring equinox, Imbolc / Groundhog Day / Candlemas / Brigid’s Day is marked in many traditions, a threshold with a liminal shimmer.   The incomparable Erik Ehn has been known to gather artists to create alongside each other, wherever on the planet we might be. Last year, he suggested a …

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Workshop Juanita Rockwell

Contemplative Practice and Creativity

I’ve been meditating for several decades, and have been practicing and studying with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, a Dzogchen Master in the Tibetan Bön Buddhist tradition, since 2002. In 2010, he founded The 3 Doors, an international non-profit organization and expanding community of practitioners dedicated to transforming lives through meditation practices grounded in wisdom and compassion. …

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Meanders Juanita Rockwell

Splitting Atoms with a Butter Knife

I grew up with the A-Bomb. I knew that my mom and dad met during the war, working on the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge, TN. This seemed somehow normal in our house. When I asked my dad what he did at work, he said he smashed atoms with a butter knife. It took me a while to start asking more complicated questions.