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Eavesdropping on the Elderly

Eavesdropping on the Elderly – HIGHLIGHT

Lessons learned by listening to our elders by Anne-Marie Keppel Not all elderly are cascading fountains of wisdom.  But simply because they are old and they see and do things differently than those of other ages, little life-altering gems often bubble up. New on the job as an Outings ... continue
Posted May 31, 2018 by CGH
Awakening to the Stages of Life

Awakening to the Stages of Life – HIGHLIGHT

Facing up to the trials and transitions that face us all, at every stage of life by Ann Cason  “The clouds pass and the rain does its work, and  all individual beings flow into their forms.”   (from the I Ching) By the year 2030, if you live in ... continue
Posted May 18, 2017 by CGH
Aging in the Buddhadharma 1

Aging in the Buddhadharma 1 – HIGHLIGHT

Part One of an interview with Acharya Han de Wit by Adrienne Chang Acharya Han de Wit was an early founder of the European Shambhala sangha and close student of the Vidyadhara. In addition to his decades of teaching and work within the Shambhala sangha, Acharya de Wit is ... continue
Posted April 19, 2017 by CGH
Old Age and The Path

Old Age and The Path – HIGHLIGHT

by Han de Wit “…freeing oneself from how we used to feel about our practice as it has been defined by our lineage, that is, as defined from the outside, we can and hopefully will be able to redefine our practice from the inside.” Somewhere in ‘Born in ... continue
Posted April 15, 2017 by CGH
Leaping Off the Edge

Leaping Off the Edge – HIGHLIGHT

A brave couple takes a leap into the unknown to realize a long-held dream of living in another country by Lynn Bishop As the Shastri began chanting the Supplication to the Lineage, I opened my mouth to join in but instead started crying.  Overwhelmed by unexpected emotion, I ... continue
Posted September 1, 2016 by CGH
Losing a Little Part of Myself

Losing a Little Part of Myself – HIGHLIGHT

A reflection on the transformations encountered through the process of aging by Shastri Christine Heming It seems that everyday I lose a little part of me.  As if a transformation is occurring, completely out of my control.  This morning the liver spot on my left cheek deepened in ... continue
Posted August 30, 2016 by CGH
The Aging Hub

The Aging Hub – HIGHLIGHT

A new online resource to provide learning, listening and support for taking a courageous Warrior outlook on the many challenges and opportunities of aging in our communities by Ann Cason It is easy to get caught in the suffering of old age. There is a temptation to collapse, or ... continue
Posted August 6, 2016 by CGH
The Flip of Cheerfulness

The Flip of Cheerfulness – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society Exploring the Warriorship of Aging Interview with Acharya Emeritus Jenny Warwick by Sarah Lipton “For what it’s worth, one of the commonalities I have with other folks my age – a physical edge for me – is rheumatoid arthritis in my upper back. It acts ... continue
Posted September 23, 2015 by Sarah
Being Old at Encampment

Being Old at Encampment – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society Reflections on attending the 2015 Trident Assembly during Magyal Pomra Encampment on the Kasung Encampment Grounds in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia by David Whitehorn Being 73 years old, my first thought, upon seeing an announcement that a three day “Trident Assembly” would be held ... continue
Posted August 21, 2015 by
Aging and Sensory Loss

Aging and Sensory Loss – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society article by Pam Dreiling Over the last couple of years I have noticed more difficulty remembering and retaining continuity of thoughts and ideas, a common result of aging. I have also noticed changes in my sensory experiences: hearing, vision, taste, smell, touch. Our ... continue
Posted June 26, 2015 by
The Psychological Tasks of Old Age

The Psychological Tasks of Old Age – HIGHLIGHT

miksang image by Charles BlackhallCOLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society article by Victoria Howard In 1988 I wrote an article called “The Psychological Tasks of Old Age.” I was 42 years old. I had my reasons for thinking that I knew something about the topic. I had spent hundreds ... continue
Posted May 23, 2015 by
The Splendiferous House that Ryken Built

The Splendiferous House that Ryken Built – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society by Steven Wilke At halftime, he grabbed the belligerent man and slammed him against the Lamp Post’s bathroom wall, finally shutting him up. “Some people are trying to watch the football game in here,” Tom explained to the bewildered, pinned patron who had been ... continue
Posted April 24, 2015 by Dan
The Rabbi's Gifts

The Rabbi’s Gifts – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society by Jackie Roberts Reb Zalman and Sara Davidson discussing “the December project” ( from www.saradavidson.com) In 2002, I moved back to my native home of Denver to assist my elderly parents who were in their 80s.  Mostly a dutiful daughter, I had stayed in ... continue
Posted March 27, 2015 by Dan
An Audacious Aging Salon

An Audacious Aging Salon – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society by David Whitehorn Audacious: intrepidly daring; adventurous. Aging: the process of growing old. Salon: a gathering to entertain and inform through conversation. Five years ago, twelve friends, all in their 60s, began meeting to share the experience of growing older. We have come to ... continue
Posted February 25, 2015 by Dan
Aging with Dignity and Confidence

Aging with Dignity and Confidence – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society Live Online Video Talks announced by the Working Group on Aging Aging has the perceived stigma that we are becoming less useful members of society which can erode our confidence. Aging eventually may further insult us with debilitating disease, dementia and frailty. How, ... continue
Posted January 21, 2015 by


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