Category Archives: Meetings

Elective Affinities

I have two brothers and we are very close, the three of us. Recently my younger brother threw a party for his even birthday and once again I enjoyed the company not only of family members, but also of lots … Continue reading

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Summertime in Winter

In the midst of winter, when we’ve had snow for so long that the cold & white has become a habit, I remember warm summer days… Summer in a country where there actually is summer right now: Chile. During my … Continue reading

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Mirrors of the Soul

Sometimes, when I unexpectedly catch the eyes of a stranger in the street or along my trails, with just one glance there is an immediate sense of communion. It is like a magical on the spot understanding. The other person … Continue reading

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The Inner Child

Thinking back at when we were children, there are not always only sunny and happy memories, but also things we feel that we were missing. Perhaps we didn’t always feel fully noticed or appreciated, perhaps we wanted to be hugged … Continue reading

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Tonglen II

Sometimes you come across a person during your day and you can see it in his or her face that they are not well. They might seem anxious, sad, angry or just extremely tense. In moments like these you feel … Continue reading

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Be There for the Elderly

It is now been 8 months since my mother passed away. At the age of 89 the day she left us did not come as a surprise, but of course it was still a great loss. Apart from being the … Continue reading

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Village Life II

I spent my childhood and adolescence in a small village and I ended up hating it. I constantly felt observed and commented, having to play a role I had not chosen myself and that I was not happy with. Besides … Continue reading

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A Sunny Guesthouse

As a flash it comes – far too quickly – our long longed for mountain summer. Of course, all sharply defined seasons up here are wonderful, but summer is …. Pure Paradise. That is why family and friends all want … Continue reading

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Magical Meetings

There is so much happiness inside me when I am out hiking – just the fact of walking in Nature! Sometimes, however, this happiness turns into pure bliss, and that is when I have an encounter with a wild animal. … Continue reading

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Where People Meet

In our fast-paced, technology oriented society public spaces are no longer places where strangers can meet in a natural way: on buses or trains, on park benches and at café tables there are hardly any openings for a rapprochement between … Continue reading

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