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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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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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Stilling the Waters

Stilling the Waters

The book Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana was one of those books that just made sense.  He explains the what, why and how of mindfulness in a clear way.  Today as I was sitting and then practicing morning yin the following analogy kept entering my mind.  Thought it best to share with each of […]

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Yoga Teacher Scandals

Yoga Teacher Scandals

I would love to say I was surprised when I heard of another yoga- sex scandal coming to light.  About a year ago John Friend, founder of a multi-million dollar yoga corporation called Anusara, was publicly outed for sexual misconduct with his students and withholding teachers’ pensions (among other accusations).  Then last week came accusations […]

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