"Wrestling with God" book with Barbara Falconer Newhall
Book Launch Party! Come Help Me Celebrate!
May 13th 7pm: A Great Good Place for Books, Oakland/Montclair

Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith


"Any seeker of any faith will be blessed to read the words of this fine author and observer."

Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Book Passage Celebration Tonight — See You There!

barbara falconer newhall book on displayMy first bookstore event is tonight at Book Passage Corte Madera in Marin county, SF Bay Area. It’s at 7 p.m.  See you there. Here’s the info: http://www.bookpassage.com/event/left-coast-writers%C2%AE-barbara-falconer-newhall-wrestling-god




A Cemetery Comes to LIfe — With Tulips

White tulips suspended upside down with blue ribboms part of a design for Mountain View Cemetery Exhibition by Merritt College Floral Design Department. Titled "Puddle Jumping." Photo by Barbara Newhall

Tulips as raindrops were part of the Merritt College Floral Design Department’s “Puddle Jumping” design. Photo by Barbara Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

Every year at Easter time an Oakland, California, cemetery comes to life — with tulips. [Read more…]


Author Event at Book Passage in Corte Madera — Come Help Me Celebrate

Hey Everybody . . .

The Book Passage bookstore in Marin county is hosting an author event for me at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 11, 2015, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, California.

I’ll be talking and reading from my book, Wrestling With God: Stories of Doubt and Faith, just published by Patheos Press. One of the storytellers in the book, Cerridwen Fallingstar, will be there as well to read parts of her story for you. [Read more…]


Cindy Newhall Weyant — A Bright Light Has Gone Out

Cindy Newhall Weyant National Open chess tournament, Las Vegas, June 2010. With Newhall family. Photo by Barbara Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

My beautiful niece, Cindy Newhall Weyant, died in her sleep Tuesday night. How could such a lovely light go out?

She was 51 years old and had suffered with multiple sclerosis for much of her adult life. She leaves behind three wonderful sons, a devoted husband, a mother, a father, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins who will miss her deeply. [Read more…]


What Happens When You Drop Your Cell Phone Into the Sacred Buddhist Sand Painting?

Monks of the Yellow Hat Geluk school of Tibetan Buddhism create a sand paining in    Santa Fe, New Mexico. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery of the Geluk school of Tibetan Buddhism created a sand painting in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in December, 2014. A photo of the Dalai Lama is at left. Photo by Barbara Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

The red-robed monks have spent days creating this intricate Tibetan sand painting. It’s a sacred mandala. At its center sits the Ashokbhya Buddha. Meditating on his image will help you overcome your anger and hatred. In his hand the Ashokbhya Buddha holds the vajra scepter representing unshakable enlightenment. The painting is nearly finished, and it is exquisite. [Read more…]