November 30, 2013
I want to learn more from people in a friendly relationship. Pretty sure I have gained all I can (at least for now) from books and other media.
Attended one-week silent retreat in western MA roughly a decade ago. Found myself attracted to Buddhists I met in Asia on several trips and a few in the US. Just returned from a month visiting many temples in Japan and a Hindu temple in Singapore (though primary reason for trip was to visit old friends). I loved how these ancient places look and make me feel. Difficult to put it into words, especially to strangers online. I love silence.
Native to Utah but moved back here after 32 years living in several states. Worked as teacher, university administration, IT and consulting positions: all good growth experiences. Unexpected personal loss left me shattered and meditations helped.