July 19, 2018

I have known of Day One in the time I’ve lived in Providence.  I have seen the signs as I have visited Wayland Square for shopping and socializing. A friend worked for a time as an advocate for victims seeking services and support.  The work is fundamental to community...

March 6, 2018

Dear Community Matters,

I just wanted to share my appreciation for the launch of Community Matters, and particularly the partnership with Women’s Refugee Care. It’s already given me so much, just one of which is this opportunity to reflect.

15 years ago, on the night of...

February 16, 2018

Service in community becomes a natural priority when our hearts are full. Awareness allows us to see the need for skillful and loving action everywhere. It is far too easy to let it fall to the side amid work and family and everything else takes up the rest of the day....

January 2, 2018

There is something magical about chanting "om" in a crowded classroom; the rich tenor of dozens of voices modulating to meet at a certain frequency. There is a tangible power when the voices become one; at least for me, the vibrations of the group center me. Finding my...

December 10, 2017

​When most folks think about what yoga is, what most quickly comes to mind is the image of people moving on yoga mats in poses, breathing consciously. Sometimes the idea we have is someone meditating, engaging in the vast depth within. The Bhagavad Gita, a text dear to...

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