|Mission Statement of Lesbian Satori|
|This small but tasteful spot in cyberspace is meant as a safe haven for Buddhist lesbians. Lesbians of all races, ages, religions, and ethnic backgrounds are welcome to visit. I think it is offensive to discriminate based on age, religion, class, or ethnic background.|
First of all, I should introduce myself. My name is Sharon and I am a lesbian from Northern California. Although I dislike labels, I would describe myself as soft butch lesbian. I am neither butch nor femme, and I very secure and comfortable within my own skin. I like to think of myself as being open and caring, gentle, romantic, funny, and sensitive. I value integrity, compassion, a wicked sense of humor, and spontaneity. I have several passions and interests that keep me grounded and renewed. These include meditation, hiking through a redwood forest, visiting antique shops, and combing the beach for sea shells. I especially like long leisurely walks on the beach early in the morning. The smell of the ocean air always wakes me up. I am basically an easy going person, and I love, adore, and cherish women. Those close to me characterize me as quiet, intense, and compassionate. I am drug and substance abuse free.
While I am Buddhist and mostly moderate to liberal in my political views, I am tolerant of other religions and beliefs. I take great solace in both my lesbian community and my sangha. I try to take refuge in the Buddha within myself by meditating at least twenty minutes each day. I find that this is a personal inward journey that centers me and unclutters my mind. Although Iím Buddhist, I find an element of truth in all religions and faiths. I tend to get along well with Wiccans and Pagans. I firmly believe that religion is a personal matter and that people should not try to push their religious or philosophical views on others.
As to politics, I'm liberal to moderate in my political views. I'm very anti-war and believe in my soul that there must be better alternatives than endless war.
I really don't like to identify people solely along ethnic or racial lines. This is limiting and doesn't fully describe the true nature or essence of an individual. Despite this, there is power and a certain measure of pride in embracing and acknowledging one's ethnic or racial background. I consider myself multi-racial. I'm native (Cherokee) and white or Caucasian (Irish, Dutch). People often think that I am Hispanic because of my dark hair, brown eyes, and features, but I'm part native. I've studied the religious beliefs and practices of many tribes, and I firmly believe that there is great power, wisdom, and beauty in the way that indigenous people respect and honor the earth.
The San Francisco Giants
San Francisco 49ers
Star Bucks Decaf Cappuccino With Sugar Free Cinammon Syrup
Watching Dr. House On T.V.
Listening To Stephanie Miller on the Radio
All the Kids On Southpark Especially Poor Kenny
Sixty Minutes on Sunday Night
Reading the San Francisco Chronicle
Watching Any PAC 10 Division Team - Especially the Cal Bears
Seeing Obama Wallop Old Man McCain! Praise the Great Spirit!