Jane

About Jane Brunette

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Jane Brunette has created 7 blog entries.

Lama Palden on Using Covid Confinement to Clear Out Habitual Patterns

2020-12-02T18:11:29-08:00

During these times, many of us are slowed down and fenced in, whether alone or with family, and this can make us much more aware of our shortcomings and unhealthy habit patterns — the way our mind can go into “bad neighborhoods,” and be afraid, negative, depressed or anxious. While this can be painful, we can use our increased awareness as a base for Vajrasattva practice. This is a wonderful opportunity to shift out of

Lama Palden on Using Covid Confinement to Clear Out Habitual Patterns2020-12-02T18:11:29-08:00

New Board Members Bring Fresh Perspectives

2020-12-03T14:54:15-08:00

At the end of 2020, six board members who have devoted themselves to the well-being and development of Sukhasiddhi for many years will step down from their posts and we will welcome four new members to the Board of Directors. This transition has provided the Board and Executive Leadership Team an opportunity to reflect on Sukhasiddhi Foundation’s history, to gain clarity about our organization’s structure and functionality, and to clarify our vision. “While we will

New Board Members Bring Fresh Perspectives2020-12-03T14:54:15-08:00

An Interview with New Board Member Susan Shannon

2020-12-04T10:32:19-08:00

What drew you to Sukhasiddhi? I’ve been aware of Sukhasiddhi since it first started. Lama Palden, known as Caroline in 1982, was one of the first people I met when I moved to California. I had taken refuge and received some intimate teachings from Kalu Rinpoche, so we had that in common. After she came back from three-year retreat, she and two fellow retreatants visited me in my Lagunitas home. They were fresh out of

An Interview with New Board Member Susan Shannon2020-12-04T10:32:19-08:00

From Fear of Death to Greater Compassion

2020-12-02T22:00:43-08:00

As the latest cases and deaths from Covid-19 filled the news, it has been impossible to not think about death. The virus has brought major changes to how we live our lives. Those who have lost loved ones and the medical personnel caring for the sick are having a particularly stressful time. Our emotional, spiritual and cultural distance from death has been narrowed. Our denial and avoidance in talking about and facing death has been

From Fear of Death to Greater Compassion2020-12-02T22:00:43-08:00