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Some Sacred Concepts

September 11 (an interesting start date this particular blog)-16, 2022 “Reality is more sacred to me than my most sacred concept.” -Amrit Desai It would be nice if we could all say what Amrit Desai said and mean it. We would have a much better human condition on the...

Everything Is Already OK?

August 3-17, 2022 “Everything is OK, things are already alright. Nothing to change. Nothing to improve. Just relax.” -from Yoga and the Quest for the True Self by Stephen Cope On page 92 of that text, Cope, one of my first Yoga teachers (who was initially a...

Namaste?

June 20-27, 2022 Belated Happy International Day of Yoga (Summer Solstice, June 21). It seems appropriate to be working on this particular blog at this time in the calendar. Some of you may have noticed that I stopped saying, “Namaste” at the end of my classes a few...
Everything Is Already OK?

Everything Is Already OK?

August 3-17, 2022 “Everything is OK, things are already alright. Nothing to change. Nothing to improve. Just relax.” -from Yoga and the Quest for the True Self by Stephen Cope On page 92 of that text, Cope, one of my first Yoga teachers (who was initially a...

Namaste?

Namaste?

June 20-27, 2022 Belated Happy International Day of Yoga (Summer Solstice, June 21). It seems appropriate to be working on this particular blog at this time in the calendar. Some of you may have noticed that I stopped saying, “Namaste” at the end of my classes a few...

Why Involve Ourselves in Physical Yoga?

Why Involve Ourselves in Physical Yoga?

May 15-20, 2022 I’ve gotten variations on this question several times over the past month or so, so it appears that this is the thing to write about. In classes, I was recently reading the chapter entitled “You Are Not Who You Appear to Be” from Stephen Cope’s Yoga...

Death, Part Two

Death, Part Two

DEATH, PART TWOApril 17, 2022 “Mrityorma Amritam Gamaya.—Lead us from death to immortality” is part of a traditional Sanskrit prayer chanted across Indian traditions. (The full prayer is written on the front wall in the Yoga Shala.) This blog follows Death, Part One....

Death, Part One

Death, Part One

DeathFebruary 22 (2/22/22)-March 2, 2022 “Good for him.” -Ti Please don’t read this blog if you are uncomfortable with the fact of death. Seriously. What follows is not meant to be “touchy-feely” or “feel good” kind of stuff. Just real and in some cases, brutally...

Thay Left His Physical Body

Thay Left His Physical Body

January 22-26, 2022 One of my earliest teachers and influences on the Path, Thich Nhat Hanh, left left his physical body last Friday, January 21. He was 95. He had returned to Vietnam a few years ago to die, as I understood it. I had been expecting to hear this news...

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