Gregorian Rant Friday January 24

 L0030150 Credit: Wellcome Library, London 

Illustrated Sinhalese covers (inside) showing the events between the Bodhisatta’s renunciation and the request by Brahna Sahampati that he teach the Docrine after he becomes a Buddha. 
19th Century 
From: Dhammacakkappavattana sutra 
Size: 5.9 x 43.9 cm 
Collection: Asian Collection 
Library reference no.: Or Singhalese Manuscript 143 

Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 2.0, see 

A Prayer to Know Presence
Friday, January 24, 2014

My colleague and fellow faculty member of our Living School for Action and Contemplation, James Finley, offers a prayer for us to experience union with Divine Reality:

May each of us be so fortunate as to be overtaken by God in the midst of little things. May we each be so blessed as to be finished off by God, swooping down from above or welling up from beneath, to extinguish the illusion of separateness that perpetuates our fears. May we, in having our illusory, separate self slain by God, be born into a new and true awareness of who we really are: one with God forever. May we continue on in this true awareness, seeing in each and every little thing we see the fullness of God’s presence in our lives. May we also be someone in whose presence others are better able to recognize God’s presence in their lives, so that they, too, might know the freedom of the children of God.

Adapted from Oneing, “The Perennial Tradition,” Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 81-82
Excerpted from the epilogue to James Finley’s forthcoming book,
Little Things that Fill the Whole World:
Gospel Metaphors of Spiritual Awakening.

Gateway to Silence:
That all may be one


SAMR Survey – please look for this in your e-mail.  Please complete, the information will be important to assess how we are doing with the adoption and use of technology.  This survey is for our use only and will not be shared.  I will also use the survey to make sure that our wifi signal is of sufficient strength throughout the school.  If there are problems with wifi coverage, I will be sure to contact Francis Liu to fix any problems.

The ten ‘Golden Rules’ of Google Apps for Education

Google Apps, and cloud solutions in general, are revolutionizing the way educators teach and students learn.

googleGoogle Apps are revolutionizing how educators teach and students learn. Here are 10 ‘Golden Rules’ to consider when using them. (360b/

Using the power of interactive, cloud-based technology, school administrators and teachers can connect with students in a meaningful way, enhancing the overall learning experience. That said, first approaching these platforms can be overwhelming.

For those of you embarking on the Google Apps journey, here are ten Golden Rules to consider:

1.Energizeeveryone in your school community with a compelling internal marketing plan. Help lead the charge to have everyone be a part of this exciting new technology. Get everyone on board.

2.Expandyour knowledge by taking advantage of the training that Google offers. You cannot fully utilize the program if you’re not aware of what it can do. Check out the list ofGoogle in Education Global Summitsand see when sessions are going on near you.

3.Protectyour data with a reliable third-party backup partner. Google is secure, but you never know when it will have an outage or when a student might accidently delete important data. You would rather be safe than sorry when it comes to safeguarding all the information you’ll be pouring into Google Apps.

4. Inviteparents to participate through interactive components like Gmail, Calendar, Spreadsheet, and Sites. Make it easy for them to be part of their students’ educational experience.

5. Collaboratewith other teachers in your school or district with Google Docs. Share lesson plans and notes from meetings quickly and easily.


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