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whereabouts of Berenice Sykes
Posts : 1
Join date : 2011-02-09
|Subject: whereabouts of Berenice Sykes Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:54 pm|| |
This is the former Berenice of Shasta now Kalden Wangmo. I have reordained in Tibetan tradition and been living in India since Dec 2008. I am well and happy and plan on staying in India indefinitely. It is thw home of the Buddha after all. Though I think there are some issues within the OBC, I think what do I know. I left Shasta because of Eko and am very glad I trusted my instincts. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. If anyone is coming to India please feel free to write. May all beings be well and happy.
Posts : 1431
Join date : 2009-11-08
Age : 45
|Subject: Re: whereabouts of Berenice Sykes Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:14 pm|| |
Ani Kalden, welcome
And thank you for telling us a bit about yourself. It's very good to hear that you are well and enjoying being in India. It must be a wonderful place to explore.
Posts : 1640
Join date : 2010-11-17
|Subject: Re: whereabouts of Berenice Sykes Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:21 pm|| |
Well done Ani for trusting your instincts,and good luck in India
For me there is something awful here, This time it is Eko again, I wonder if he is being shunned, and blamed for it all. He was the Abbot,a high position,someone who could tell that the Abbot of Sojiji did not have a kensho,then you have the bullying. Henry a senior monk being emotionally abused,Amalia a young girl being mistreated,or not helped. The OBC saying there is no problem come and look. I do support a healing and sorting it out process, it does need doing
Posts : 141
Join date : 2010-07-23
Location : Portland, OR
|Subject: Re: whereabouts of Berenice Sykes Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:15 pm|| |
I don't know you at all, having left before you arrived. Still, congratulations on finding a path that works for you. This post looks like a response to a query about your whereabouts, so it could well be that you won't be frequenting this forum. If so, "live long and prosper," as the geeks say. Please feel welcome to add your insights should you visit now and then.
With palms joined,
Posts : 207
Join date : 2010-06-11
Location : New Mexico
|Subject: Re: whereabouts of Berenice Sykes Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:13 am|| |
I still have a pair of socks that you gave me:-) I think of you often. I'm so glad that you are doing well and are still a monk. To me, you were one of the best models of a monk. I remember asking you once about your choice and you said "I just want to be a monk." So simple. No politics, no power mongering, no search for supernatural powers. And you always seemed to take everything in stride. You always seemed like no matter what was going on, that you were immovable and strong and happy.
I'll never forget your awesome example of being a human being and a monk. So cool to hear from you! And I'm glad you finally got out of those black robes!
Posts : 398
Join date : 2010-08-28
Location : Palm Beach Gardens, FL
|Subject: Re: whereabouts of Berenice Sykes Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:02 pm|| |
How nice to see you appear. Hast thou been lurking?
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whereabouts of Berenice Sykes