Become the Warrior of Your Own Justice; A Path of Contemplation​​​​​​​

Betsy ChassePost

“The choice today is no longer between violence and nonviolence. It is either nonviolence or nonexistence.” ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1960 Dear Friends,​​ ​​​​​​​ Last week, Wednesday, April 4th, we all took a pause to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his assassination. This quote from Dr. King in 1960 came from Michael Eric Dyson’s book … Read More

The Dog Angel and a Practice of Contemplation

Betsy ChassePost

“This world is a beginning and a base, Where Life and Mind erect their structured dreams, An unborn power must build reality.” ​​​​​​​ –  Sri Aurobindo, Savitri; The Secret Knowledge   Dear Friends, My heart is forever grateful for your outpouring of love and support at the loss of my little angel and best friend Yeled. Every day I go down to the oak grove to sit … Read More

Creating Your Ship of Serenity

Betsy ChassePost

This is a poem about the great ships that wandered the oceans, ​​​​And groaned sometimes in deep voices, grumbling about fog and submerged peaks,​​​​​ But usually they sliced the pages of tropical seas in silence,​​​​ Divided by height, category, and class, just like our communities and hotels. –  From, Great Ships, by poet Adam Zagajewski, translated by Claire Cavanaugh​​​​​​​​​​​​​​. Dear Friends,​​ Thank you for your time and thank you for … Read More

Finding the Still Place Within During Life’s Passages

Betsy ChassePost

 “Whenever your foundation is laid in God, there will be  nothing that can shake it, no matter how strong the storm is.” – Angelo M. Swinson. Dear Friends, I am writing you from my home. It has been a painful time for me as our family dog, Yeled, has been in the hospital for almost two weeks. First of all I want to say thank you to all … Read More

Reuniting with the Heart of the Universe

Betsy ChassePost

“The entire Universe is condensed in the body, and the entire body in the Heart. Thus the Heart is the nucleus of the whole Universe.” – Ramana Maharshi. Dear Friends, ​​​​​​​ It is the mystical experience that will take you into the heart of the Universe. The heart of heaven within is in you. It is in the very center of your soul and it … Read More