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The Rock of the Elders

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

Have you noticed we're all moving towards becoming elderly or elders? What's the difference? I'm helping care for two elders. In their 90's, they ar...

Aging and the Importance of Belonging

Lewis Richmond | Posted 05.21.2012 | Fifty
Lewis Richmond

Human beings of every age need to belong.

Elderhood and the Quiet Life

Lewis Richmond | Posted 02.15.2012 | Fifty
Lewis Richmond

Recently a fellow Zen priest who just turned 70 said to me, "Lew, when I was younger I did many exciting things and led an active, busy life. But these days I just want to live a quiet life.

Adulthood, Elderhood, Buddhahood: The Stages Of A Spiritual Life

Lewis Richmond | Posted 09.09.2011 | Religion
Lewis Richmond

From childhood onward, there are many "hoods" or stages, each one building on the insights and accomplishments of the last. Do we still know how to negotiate them?

Elderhood: A Buddhist Approach To Aging Well

Lewis Richmond | Posted 08.21.2011 | Religion
Lewis Richmond

Each day and every day for the next twenty years, 10,000 boomers will turn 65. This is a fact with enormous implications for our politics, our society -- and, I believe, our spiritual life.