Summer

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    It's the First Day of Summer! Shall We Offer Flowers? Paid Member

    Today is the summer solstice, the first day of summer. To celebrate this day, which is the longest day and shortest night of the year in the Northern hemisphere, we would like to share the poem, "Shall We Offer Flowers?" by Andrew Schelling.   More »
  • Hothead? Cool your mind Paid Member

    Today the temperature in New York City is supposed to reach a sweltering 103 degrees. On the subway I watched as uncomfortable New Yorkers pushed past one another on the way from air-conditioned point A to air-conditioned point B with little regard for anyone else. Not only does the heat cause physical discomfort, it often turns us into hot heads—making us irritable and quick to anger. I myself find it hard to cool my mind when I can see the heat rising in waves from the pavement, so this morning I turned to the Tricycle archives for help. There I found "Hot and Heavy, Cool and Light," a piece on the Tibetan practice of tonglen by Judith Simmer-Brown: More »