Archive for ‘events’

May 17, 2013

Boston Gives: The Lower Leg

by mandy lipka

There’s so much on which I’ve ruminated after the Boston Marathon bombings and still I feel a need to keep silence. Everyone knows someone who was in that race. We all weren’t sure if our loved ones were safe  spectators or tragically injured. Many knew someone who died during that race.

I didn’t know Krystle Campbell personally, but I saw her often while she worked at Summer Shack. She was a dear friend of the Bukowski Tavern family and she lit up every room she entered. Karen Rand, who called Krystle her best friend, survived the bombing, but lost both her best friend and her left leg. She is also part of the same restaurant family, so the family dedicated Sunday afternoon to help raise money for the fund her sons set up through GiveForward: http://is.gd/KarenRandFund.

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March 23, 2013

Mindful Earth Hour

by mandy lipka

Earth Hour - Costa Rica

Earth Hour is upon us again and I thought, what a perfect opportunity for a meditation practice! Join me at 8:30pm local time. Shut off the lights and sit for 60 minutes. Imagine the power that would create in the world if we did that once a month!

A few years ago, I had the electrifying chance to sit on a restaurant deck overlooking the entire city of San José, Costa Rica on March 23rd. As if the breathtaking sunset wasn’t enough, my best friend (who lived there at the time) and I watched as one by one, the city lights turned black. That hour was one I will never forget– this image of ticos captures that sentiment perfectly.

¡Salud!

November 23, 2012

Event Info for “A Mindful Nation” Conversation Next Week (Newton, MA)

by mandy lipka

Do you feel it? The election took place only a couple of weeks ago. The lull in controversy and the end of the incredibly spiteful advertising offers great peace. No, the discussions aren’t over, but let’s take what we can get, shall we?

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