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Thank you for your support!


Our funding drive raised over $60,000! Although we did not reach our goal, we are greatly inspired by the generosity and enthusiasm of our readers.

The Chronicles will continue to bring teachings, stories, tributes and news to a worldwide audience. Ocean will continue to offer online classes and practice opportunities to a vibrant and growing online community.

Thank you to all our donors. If you did not have an opportunity to make a contribution during the campaign, it's never too late to support the Chronicles-Ocean community.



2018 Chronicles Funding Drive

ALL DONATIONS DOUBLED

$61,016

Donated

$80,000

Goal

The Chronicles brings you teachings, tributes and a place to study and practice

Thank you to the Pema Chodron Foundation and other supporters for providing matching funds. All donations will be doubled.

Funds raised during this campaign will support the work of the Chronicles and Ocean. The Chronicles brings you teachings, stories, tributes and news. Ocean is a place to study and practice.

Our support comes only from you, our readers and listeners

Just One Day Left!


$9,748 was raised and matched in the past two days!

Help us reach our goal of $4,000 in new donations by midnight tonight.

Make a one-time or monthly donation, or help spread the word!

Thank You for your Support!



2018 Chronicles Funding Drive

ALL DONATIONS DOUBLED

$61,016

Donated

$80,000

Goal

The Chronicles brings you teachings, tributes and a place to study and practice

Thank you to the Pema Chodron Foundation and other supporters for providing matching funds. All donations will be doubled.

Funds raised during this campaign will support the work of the Chronicles and Ocean. The Chronicles brings you teachings, stories, tributes and news. Ocean is a place to study and practice.

Our support comes only from you, our readers and listeners

For CTR, April 4, 2018

Before we met, I was a teenager in love
With myself. I was my own dreamboat.
Heartbroken, I was shy and arrogant.

Gobsmacked when we met,
I laughed and began to work
On myself. Weaned from life by rote,
Cradled in kindness and surprise.

One day, I served you tea. While outside
Fat rain fell. You sat inside
Alone, not occupied or bored.

Today, I am old, older
Than you ever were. I don’t know
What to think or how to fix
This broken, perfect world
You left us.

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James M. Wilton
Jim Wilton is a member of the Boston Shambhala Center since 1986. He lives in Newton, Massachusetts with his wife Erika and is a partner of the law firm Ropes & Gray, LLC.