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Giving Thanks

“It is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.”
~Brother David Steindl-Rast

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Giving Thanks

“It is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.”
~Brother David Steindl-Rast

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The 3 Building Blocks of Transformation

Transformation is not about making superficial changes – it’s about radically altering something at a deep level. What it is that makes transformation possible?

Raising awareness about the crippling effect of student loan debt

The “Yes!” List / September

Creative and positive ways to respond to some of the most challenging issues of our time… medicine against despair.

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The Great Matter

A tribute to a friend, Nicole Sangsuree Barrett

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The “Yes!” List

Moving from despair to action… Creative ways to respond to 3 of the most challenging situations in our world today: Gaza, refugee kids in Texas, and water access in Detroit.

Joanna Macy teaching at Upaya Zen Center / Photo: Roshi Joan Halifax

4 Ways to Transform Despair…. And The Patron Saint of Lost Causes

How can we go on knowing that everything we love will one day disappear? What’s the point of taking any action once we realize that life as we know it is ending? Inspiration from Joanna Macy and others…

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Great Suffering, Great Transformation

At the heart of every experience of suffering is the potential for transformation. Stay open to it.

Upaya Buddhist Chaplaincy Program Graduates and Maia

New Beginnings

What’s the most important thing? To be of service, to soften suffering and cultivate joy in this world that needs it so much. I’m ready for that assignment.

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About Maia

All my life, I’ve loved the idea of liberation and looking deeply into the question: What does it really mean to be free?

That's what the Liberated Life Project is all about.

You can find my work on two other places on the web -- click on the badges to the right to visit "The Jizo Chronicles" (my blog on socially engaged Buddhism) and Five Directions (my consulting business).

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