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Notes from the Nexus

Whole-heartedness

11th March, 2015 / 0 Comments / in Blog / by Doug Silsbee

I have been feeling the turning for some time now. It began a couple years ago, when a combination of circumstances made it clear that we could no longer sustain what we had so enthusiastically built, and it was time to create some change. Moving to town, selling our beloved retreat center, Walker retiring, building the team that delivers and manages the Presence-Based Coaching...

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The Turning of the Wheel

28th January, 2015 / 0 Comments / in Blog / by Doug Silsbee

There is ample evidence for the turning of the wheel There is ample evidence for the turning of the wheel. I have two grandchildren. My father is 85, and counting. I’m in my 60’s. Walker and I have faced significant health challenges. We sold our retreat center last year. All these are indicators of bold new territory! In this emerging chapter of our lives, there is plenty...

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Work and Awakening

17th September, 2014 / 0 Comments / in Blog / by Doug Silsbee

I spent last weekend at an alumni retreat with the Institute for Zen Leadership. It was held at the Spring Green Dojo, a lovely Rinzai Zen dojo ("place of the way," or training center) being carved out of the Wisconsin woods under the leadership of Gordon Greene Roshi. The space is inspiring The space is inspiring. Structures are built in part from thick walnut and oak timbers...

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