Coming home

  Marinelle van Dongen Although I’m 100% Dutch, raised by the most perfect parents you can find, I never felt at home. On my travels, I was always looking for job opportunities abroad hoping that that was the solution. But it was not. Ten years ago, I met Buddhism and realized that this was what I’ve been looking for all my life. I started studying and…


  Kris Warrenburg Today I went to the conversation at Rowdy Hall before seeing the film, so some comments were out of context for me. By trade I’m a graphic designer. I’ve been meditating for some time, learning to be present, in the NOW. What clicked for me was a comment that Yeshi made about being like a CHILD and PLAYING with one’s work. (Is…

Where do I come from?

  Herko van Bergen   When I was about 5 or 6 years old, I remember that I that I started to question -like so many children do at that age- where I came from. Upon asking my father he answered, just as a way of saying, which I believe was done more often in the 50’s in Holland, “from the red cabbage.” I found that quite ridiculous of course;…

My first spiritual experience

Jennifer Fox Director, My Reincarnation When I was very young, we lived in the suburbs, which was more like the country side. Across from our home was a sheep farm and in another direction was a vast wooded area, where there was a walking trail. My memory is that I used to wander in the woods alone when I was 5 and 6 years old, but perhaps I was with…

Story Submission: “Reincarnation”

Robert Thurman   “Have you never read Professor Ian Stevenson’s many accounts? [See Children Who Remember Previous Lives. Charlottesville: University of Virginia, 1987, a compilation of case studies of children who claim to remember past lives.] The most outstanding is about the boy in Sri Lanka who was born with a birthmark on his neck….

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