Two Experiments in Communal Grieving

This past September, more than thirty years after finishing my undergraduate degree, I entered a graduate program on Social Innovation and Sustainability at Goddard College in Vermont. The focus of …

Shaking Hands with Nonviolence

In my school in Berlin, all the eleventh-graders have a project called “Alle Ins Ausland“ (Engl. “All Abroad“): Every student has to go for three months in another country, to …

Headspace: Mindfulness and Intentionality

Increasingly, I am opting out of the typical, American greeting which is some variety of: Hi, how are you?            Fine, thanks, and you? Doing fine, …

Space for Meditation

I have tried meditation before. Quite a few times, actually. I have also led meditations for a group and for a loved one. I often grow irritated with myself over …