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Nothing to Do

Nothing to Do

Nothing to do.  Nowhere to be.  Let these words sit during this season of hustle and bustle. Lama Gendun Rinpoche writes: Happiness cannot be found through great effort and will power, but is already there, in relaxation and letting-go.  Don’t strain yourself, there is nothing to do… Only our search for happiness prevents us from […]

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Being Like Water

Being Like Water

I hope you enjoy this post as much as I did… Something beautiful to ponder today. Written by Laura Garren “Learn this from the waters:/In mountain clefts and chasms,/Loud gush the streamlets,/But great rivers flow silently.” After reading these words from the Buddha, I reflected on being like water. The thought was like a small […]

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5 Hindrances

5 Hindrances

When I started studying Buddhism, I was introduced to the Five Hindrances.  They are five qualities of mind that can short-cut our spiritual growth and our ability to remain present in daily life.  Over time in exploring how these qualities emerge in my daily life, I can see them coming (sometimes a mile away).   […]

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The Truth Within

The Truth Within

From my morning meditation book- “Meditations from the Mat” by Rolf Gates   There is a pretty Indian fable to the effect that if it rains when the star Svati is in ascendance, and a drop of rain falls into an oyster, that drop becomes a pearl.  The oysters know this, so they come to […]

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Clearing Space in the Body

Clearing Space in the Body

This time of year the cold starts to settle into our muscles and bones.  One way you can open the muscular body and clear the energetic pathways (nadis in Sanskrit, meridians or channels in Chinese Medicine) is to start each day with Sun Salutations.  Here is a video we recorded this summer that will do […]

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Unexpected Changes

Unexpected Changes

Dear Students, We regretfully announce that Janice is no longer teaching at Greenville Yoga.  We know how much she is loved and what a great teacher she is.  We know many of you have only practiced with Janice and have learned a great deal over the years.  We know she will be greatly missed. In […]

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