Sexual Harassment Policy

This is the most recent tool provided to us by the North American Dharma Teachers Harmony Committee. Here is an excerpt: "Dharma Teachers have an ethical duty to prevent harm, including harm from intentional or unintentional sexual harassment. The Care-Taking Council offers this policy to … Continue reading

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Me

Happiness, the End of Suffering, and Recovery Forty-six. That’s not so old — young in fact. He and I are both 46, with young children, and in a long term relationship. We both got sober very young and then maintained that sobriety for many years. Mr. Hoffman made it 23-years, and I’m … Continue reading

A New OI Aspirant

As I walked with the Sangha through the Oak Grove at Deer Park last summer I heard myself say, "I am a good wife."  I was startled and happy to hear that spontaneous belief.  For years, when I became irritated, impatient, or outright angry with my husband, I would say to myself, "What a lousy … Continue reading

The End of Suffering

Happiness, the End of Suffering, and Recovery Forty-six. That’s not so old - young in fact. He and I are both 46, with young children, and in a long term relationship. We both got sober very young and then maintained that sobriety for many years. Mr. Hoffman made it 23-years, and I’m about … Continue reading