Sharda Rogell
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July 13, 2017
Cultivating a Courageous Heart
Written for Spirit Rock Newsletter July 2017             Sometimes it is helpful to inquire into whether we are drawn to spiritual practices in order to simply feel good. It's true that when we practice meditation we can experience many moments that are peaceful, even liberating. However, we also see that these moments do not last. Life throws us many curveballs and often we aren't ready for them. Rather than meditative practices being a quick fix, I see th...

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December 14, 2012
Waking up from the Dream
Recently I gave a presentation at James Baraz’ Awakening Joy course where I was invited to share my thoughts on happiness and what brings about greater happiness. As I sat with this question beforehand, a koan (a spiritual question or statement that provokes “great doubt” about things) kept floating in my mind – “Things are not as they appear, nor are they otherwise.” This is a statement by a great wisdom master that I love and often ponder upon. I decided to...

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