Danna Haile

About Danna Haile

Danna is currently a dog walker during the week and a human walker (hiking guide) on the weekends. She is an animal lover, photographer, vegan cook, traveler, aspiring bodhisattva, and a recent graduate of the One Earth Sangha EcoSattva Training Program. Danna lives in Washington Heights with her partner and their two cats.

During the recent winter storm in New York City, dubbed a “bomb cyclone” by meteorologists, there was a downpour of several inches of snow with fifty mile an hour winds and sub-zero wind chills.  Much of the city shut down, but I bundled up in ski pants and 2 pairs […]

In NYC, Dharma Goes to the Dogs

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Homelessness.  A View from There to Here Our country’s homeless problem requires a healthy dose of radical compassion.  In Nashville, Tennessee, where I’m from, homelessness has risen ten percent in the last year. Two out of five homeless people there are chronically homeless. This is more than in any other US […]

Homelessness and Radical Compassion

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Sharon Salzberg, the 28-day Meditation Challenge, and Seeing Clearly “Why do you meditate?” is a question I sometimes get when people learn I’m into Buddhism and meditation. While I often say something like, “to deal with stress,” what I mean is, “to learn to see clearly and respond wisely.” I’ve […]

Loving-Kindness, Pain, and the Soles of my Feet