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Kimberly Poppe

Kimberly Poppe

Kimberly Poppe was born in the USA and studied English and Theatre at Wesleyan University. She met Sogyal Rinpoche in New York City in 1997 and has been studying and practicing Tibetan Buddhism under his and other great meditation teachers’ guidance ever since. She moved to Europe in 2000 and attended the Three Year Retreat at Lerab Ling in France from 2006-2009. She currently travels and supports Sogyal Rinpoche's teachings around the world. In particular, she specializes in presenting meditation.
Sunday, 27 May 2012 11:05

Glimpses

When I was studying English literature, I remember being particularly struck by this passage in Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own:

 

“What is meant by ‘reality’? It would seem to be something very erratic, very undependable—now to be found in a dusty road, now in a scrap of newspaper in the street, now in a daffodil in the sun. It lights up a group in a room and stamps some casual saying. It overwhelms one walking home beneath the stars and makes the silent world more real than the world of speech—and there it is again in an omnibus in the uproar of Piccadilly. Sometimes, too, it seems to dwell in shapes too far away for us to discern what their nature is. But whatever it touches, it fixes and makes permanent. That is what remains over when the skin of the day has been cast into the hedge; that is what is left of past time and of our loves and hates.” 

Monday, 07 May 2012 02:35

Insanity, Espresso and Teenage Wisdom

“Are you insane?” was one of my first thoughts on this melancholic and allegedly spring morning. My alarm was set early so that I could drag myself out of bed in order to deliberately sit and do nothing.