SnowFlower Sun December 2018

A Priceless Gift from a talk by Mary Michal As we approach the Holidays, how can we as practitioners bring our practice to the essence of the season? In our culture it is easy to get wrapped up in busyness, consumption, and more than a little anxiety, especially at...

Creation of SnowFlower

First Steps on the Journey How SnowFlower Sangha began is discussed in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Friends on the Path, a book that is actually a compilation of essays as edited by Jack Lawlor.  In one such essay, longtime SnowFlower member David Lawrence discusses the events...

How SnowFlower Got Its Name

by Karuna Namenwirth From the windows of the speeding train on the way to Plum Village in the Dordogne region of southwestern France, there were miles and miles of blooming sunflower fields, a magnificent sight to behold. It was easy to understand why so many Thich...

How to Overcome Sanskrit-Pali Anxiety (SPA)

by Curt Pawlisch While not yet listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the “universal authority for psychiatric diagnoses” (according to Wikipedia), many SnowFlower members suffer from Sanskrit-Pali Anxiety or its ironic acronym, SPA....