Celebrating Hanuman–The Embodiment Of Service Many of us have heard the term the “monkey mind” – the mind that hops from one thing to another, never at peace, wanting, worried, curious, with all kinds of random thoughts racing around in our head allowing us no peace. Our modern culture has turned nurturing and feeding that [...]

By | April 12th, 2011|Spirituality|0 Comments

Mahasivratri: The Night Of The Yogi/Yogini

One day of each year, millions observe what is considered the most sacred vortex of time to be blessed in transformation and grace. For thousands of years, yogis, saints, sadhus, and householders in India have observed this moment, the MahaSivratri by staying up all night celebrating Lord Siva. MahaSivratri is the night of the Eternal [...]

By | March 26th, 2011|Spirituality|0 Comments

Give The Gift Of Your Heart

“A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return.” —The Bhagavad Gita In the details of our days, it’s easy to lose sight of the meaning behind the moments. It’s easy to forget [...]

By | February 10th, 2011|Spirituality|0 Comments

New Healing Energies through The Reconnection

Exploring The Phenomena Of The Reconnection We have all read books that affected our paths, that led us to experiences that enriched and shifted our perspective, helped us discern another facet of clarity, or remember something enabling us to move more purposefully and gracefully through this exquisite mystery called life. On a friend’s recommendation, I [...]

By | September 28th, 2010|Spirituality|0 Comments

Vaastu: The Science Of Sacred Space

Vaastu Shastra, the ancient Vedic science of construction and architecture is a pre-Feng Shui, traditional Indian practice derived from knowledge dating back some 5,000 years. In Sanskrit, Vaastu means dwelling, Shastra means scientific treatise. Vaastu teaches us how to live in harmony with nature and influence nature for our benefit. The principals of Vaastu inform [...]

By | September 23rd, 2010|Spirituality|0 Comments

Not Perfect, But Present

My teacher, Erich Schiffmann, said it best, “If you want to push yourself in Yoga, push yourself to show up often.” With a chuckle, he would add “Once you’re there, there’s no need to push yourself. If you do, you get hurt. Then you get mad at Yoga, and it’s not Yoga’s fault. [...]

By | August 28th, 2010|Spirituality|0 Comments

Science and The Sacred: Mirrors Of Compassion

While teaching a workshop recently, I tried something I had never done before: I demonstrated a sequence without speaking a word. In the hushed movement of our shared breath, the participants observed my modified sun salutation and organized themselves into pairs to take turns witnessing one another. I was hoping to engage a recently identified [...]

By | April 2nd, 2010|Spirituality|0 Comments

The Awkward Journey Of A Tibetan Language Student

I had made all the excuses I could think of to not learn Tibetan – I’m entering menopause and my hormones are erasing my memory; I don't have time; I’ve never had a propensity for languages. (I took five years of French at school and can remember about three sentences and have only some broken [...]

By | April 1st, 2010|Spirituality|0 Comments

The Wheel Of The Year

Can Ancient Ritual Heal Modern Separation Anxiety? Two hours after sunset in the mountains outside of Ojai on the Winter Solstice, the longest, darkest night of the year, I lost signal on my GPS. Even though I am a country girl at heart, I still felt disconcerted blindly navigating a landscape without streetlamps, without gas [...]

By | February 22nd, 2010|Spirituality|0 Comments

Tell A Vision, Create Community

Twenty-Three Years of Forming Fellowship And Promoting Possibility The word agape has its origins in the Greek language, in which it means love. One of the meanings of agape in English is love. Not just any kind of love: Unconditional love, compassionate love, brotherly or sisterly love, love of God and even the [...]

By | November 27th, 2009|Spirituality|0 Comments