Grandmother’s Soup: The Charnel Ground of Birth, Life, and Death

Charnel ground has wisdom and craziness at the same time . . . Grandmother’s soup. . . the soup we usually brew on New Year’s Eve . . . sweet and sour, bones and fats and vegetables—everything put together.

Chögyam Trungpa

A charnel ground is an isolated place where dead bodies are abandoned, and so it is full of life with wild animals feasting. Life and death are on full display. In our life, the charnel ground is our own mind. Meditation is a gentle way of opening our hearts to the chaotic and fertile richness of our whole being. Single talk. 

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