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Buddhist Monk Blesses A Dead Man

This is an incredible blog. I could have re-blogged many posts, but my suggestion is to take a few minutes and spend time there. The posts restore any lagging faith in human kindness and compassion.

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A Prayer For The Dead

An elderly person passed away in the waiting hall of the Shanxi Taiyuan train station, China. A monk who happened to be waiting for his train went forth, held the deceased’s hand, and proceeded to bless him.

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About ivonprefontaine

In keeping with bell hooks and Noam Chomsky, I consider myself a public and dissident intellectual. Part of my work is to move beyond (transcend) institutional dogmas that bind me to defend freedom, raising my voice to be heard on behalf of those who seek equity and justice in all their forms. I completed my PhD in Philosophy of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. My dissertation and research was how teachers experience becoming teachers and their role as leaders. I focus on leading, communicating, and innovating in organizations. This includes mindfuful servant-leadership, World Cafe events, Appreciative Inquiry, and expressing one's self through creativity. I offer retreats, workshops, and presentations that can be tailored to your organzations specific needs. I published peer reviewed articles about schools as learning organizations, currere as an ethical pursuit, and hope as an essential element of adult eductaion. I published three poems and am currently preparing my poetry to publish as an anthology of poetry. I present on mindful leadership, servant leadership, schools as learning organizations, how teachers experience becoming teachers, assessement, and critical thinking. I facilitate mindfulness, hospitality retreats. and World Cafe Events using Appreciative Inquiry. I am writing and researching about various forms of leadership, how teachers inform and form their identity as a particular teacher, schools as learning organizations, hope and its anticipatory relationship with the future, and hope as an essential element in learning.

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  1. I volunteer at a nursing home. Today, one of the ladies I’ve visited for years has moved to death’s door. I gave her a kiss on the forehead and told her that I love her. Since we are both Roman Catholic, I also presented her with a fragment of the Body of Christ, for her journey.

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    • That is a lovely and kind gesture. We were talking on the weekend about the lack of visiting that many seniors receive and it is nice to know that there are people with such kindness as you Don. Take care.

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  2. Thank you for the reblog 🙂

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  3. Thanks Ivon. I’ll head over there. But not before I’ve said a more general thanks for your own blog. I’ve especially enjoyed some of your travel photos and commentary in recent weeks. Yours is such a spectacularly beautiful country and your enjoyment of your travels is a tonic for your readers. Thank you for taking the time to share your joys – as well as your inspiring words and poetic finds. Peace for you and yours as ever. In friendship: Simon

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  4. Thank you for paving the way to this wonderful blog. Namaste.

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  5. Your blog brings up topics that are unique and interesting. Your blog name fits you perfectly! beebeeswolrd

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