Blogging on the Journey

August 5, 2019

  I had been floating in the hot baths of the Spa a dear friend had gifted me for my birthday for over an hour before I felt myself really exhale.  Before my mind stopped chattering.   Before the relaxation began at both a somatic and emotional level.   It is not that...

April 4, 2019

 "Sensemaking": the process by which people - usually multiple people -  give meaning to their collective experiences.

The term arises from social psychology and has subsequently influenced organizational development, education, leadership development, disaster man...

January 2, 2019

2018 was the first year where I was devoted most-of-my-time to building Sequoia Samanvaya, and this budding business that is also a community and sometimes resembles something akin to crafting sacred temporal spaces is so precious, sweet and strong I'm overjoyed. The y...

December 20, 2018

This guest blog is by a dear friend and colleague, Lindsey Cook, from Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) in Geneva.  Her role includes hosting "quiet conversations" with delegates to the United Nations, and she has been building relationships amongst official delegate...

December 9, 2018

"Violence against women is not a private matter but a human rights violation that generates state responsibility," wrote Binalakshmi Nepram, award-winning human rights advocate in the strategic introduction she put together for an event she hosted in which I was a spea...

November 28, 2018

Exchanges - ideas, energy, friendships, trade, stories, seeds, songs, spiritual practices -

create culture.

Creating sustainable cultures are essential to surviving and thriving amidst climate change.   Our economic exchanges are a primary part of that.  As an ecotheolog...

November 19, 2018

The Parliament of World Religions, which first gathered in 1893 in Chicago, is the oldest and might well be the most prestigious international interfaith gatherings in the modern era.  The 2018 gathering was the 125th year anniversary of Swami Vivekananda delivered a s...

November 8, 2018

At the Parliament of World Religions, Sequoia Samanvaya was able to offer two booklets to the "world" gathered there: From the Darkness: the prison industrial complex, climate change, family histories and divine encounters, by Sara Jolena Wolcott and Dharma Unplugged:...

November 8, 2018

The joyful work of ecotheology, of coming into deeper harmony with ourselves and the earth, is not one we do only as individuals. It is work of healing ancestral trauma in order to, as my friend Anna Mudd says, "become better ancestors ourselves."   Our work inherently...

October 21, 2018

Journeying out of the alienation caused by Imperial forces begins with the opening of the heart and the willingness to engage in a fellowship between peoples. 

My friend and South Indian collaborator, Ramasubramanian and I are learning, traveling, and storytelling toget...

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