Starting the Day with a Bell

Our “school” bell and dorje

At the beginning of our two-year home school adventure, Natalie and I initiated a ritual of ringing a pleasant-sounding bell to mark the beginning of our day, and chose a hand-held bronze bell from Tibet, used by Buddhists to focus the mind. Later on, we learned the meaning […]

LISTEN & SILENT Have the Same Letters

I love to listen to my wind chimes

Seth S. Horowitz, an auditory neuroscientist at Brown University wrote an article for the NY Times titled “The Science and Art of Listening (11/11/12), which caught my eye (and ear).

He says, “’You never listen’ is not just the complaint of a problematic relationship.”

In […]