The Newbie Path

A couple of years ago I had my first experience with meditation. My dear friend Rianne told me about an open meditation evening that was held in the city of Groningen, and asked me to come with. My open mind told me that I should go, and so I joined this kind group of young…

Dathün Chapter 2

In October I travelled to Karme Choling in Vermont, to spend two weeks meditating on a Half Dathün retreat. It was hard. I wrote like a maniac. Here is the second instalment from my journal.   ‘Where can I nap?’ I ask on arrival. I’ve been awake since 4am, and the light is now dimming. Karme Choling, like a warm…

ZIJI

“What exactly is the Ziji Collective?” asks one woman in my first discussion group. We’ve been asked to share our motivation for being here in Berlin for this European leadership gathering. “Well that’s sort of what I’ve come here to find out,” I say. Annalie Wilson I’ve spent the summer working at Dechen Choling retreat…

Dathün Chapter 1

In October I travelled to Karme Choling in Vermont, to spend two weeks meditating on a Half Dathün retreat. It was hard. I wrote like a maniac. Here is the first instalment from my journal.   It’s 5 am and my whole body is sick with sleep. Yanked out of bed, dehydrated. ‘You’re so brave for doing…