Beth Roth

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Family Dharma: The Sacred and the Ordinary

Read more by Beth Roth on tricycle.com The Joy of Generosity The Buffet Retreat The Elephant’s Footprint A Bedtime Ritual Blessing Our Children An Eyelash in the Palm of Your Hand The Fragility of Silence Karma and the Tonka Truck Taking Refuge (On the Wings of Angels) Right Speech Reconsidered As the teachings of the […]

By Beth Roth

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Family Dharma: Leaning into Suffering

Read more by Beth Roth on tricycle.org The Joy of Generosity The Buffet Retreat The Elephant’s Footprint A Bedtime Ritual Blessing Our Children An Eyelash in the Palm of Your Hand The Fragility of Silence Karma and the Tonka Truck Taking Refuge (On the Wings of Angels) Right Speech Reconsidered The Buddha taught compassion as […]

By Beth Roth

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Family Dharma: The Buffet Retreat

When my children Emilio and Claudia were eight and four, I took them to the Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts for our first Family Retreat. My husband, who could not get the vacation time from work, was unable to join us. Both children had a wonderful time. They loved their childcare groups, the singing and […]

By Beth Roth

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Family Dharma: A Bedtime Ritual

The Buddha taught that the primary purpose of a human life is to cultivate love, and that this love would create the conditions for peace and happiness in ourselves and in the world. In a famous quote, the Buddha explained the paramount importance of love. “Thus, friends, the essentials of the holy life do not […]

By Beth Roth

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Family Dharma: Taking Refuge (On the Wings of Angels)

While on silent vipassana retreat many years ago, I was introduced to the Buddhist tradition of Taking Refuge. Along with about one hundred other yogis (retreatants), I repeated after our teachers these phrases: “I take refuge in the Buddha, I take refuge in the Dharma, I take refuge in the Sangha.” We chanted this trio […]

By Beth Roth

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Family Dharma: The Elephant’s Footprint

The Buddha taught that awareness of our death helps us live a happier and more meaningful life, and enables us to prepare for a conscious and peaceful dying experience. In our culture, purposefully contemplating one’s death, or gathering with others to share our thoughts and feelings about death, are certainly not commonplace. Although it is […]

By Beth Roth

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Family Dharma: Karma and the Tonka Truck

The Buddha called the law of karma “the light of the world” because it illuminates how and why things happen in our lives. The force of karma is a fundamental principle underlying all Buddhist teachings, and our understanding of karma can help decrease our suffering and show us the way to greater happiness and freedom. […]

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