sati.

we need to do much less than we think. one translation of sati, a Pali word, is mindfulness. another, which feels truer in my own body and experience is:rememberfor those trained by industrialized society to do, to reach, to be productive,this energy can arise in our practice.thinking that is up to us to stop thoughts,... Continue Reading →

about love.

for those looking for love, it can feel like we are waiting to start our lives. a zen teacher once said, "enlightenment is the constant state of orgasm." what does it mean? what are we searching for? it is our nature, as herd animals, to seek for belonging and connection. this is innate, not something... Continue Reading →

Teachings of Rhythm

Inspired while dancing the 5Rhythms, teaching us how to show up fully in this time.... When you crawl deeper into the chaos, You feel nauseous. An impulse to throw up - toss away, this overwhelming uncertainty. But like any storm, Impact will be minimized with relaxation. Turning into a rag doll that is shaped by... Continue Reading →

Waking Up…Part II

The answer is: You keep walking. (Read Part 1) But you stop looking down at your feet, and start looking around because... The world is speaking to you. Through every single one of your senses, there is guidance being offered that reveals your path to you. I've started to realize that we're living in a... Continue Reading →

Struggling to Not Struggle

We struggle to find the way to stop struggling. It's like the word trying - inherent in the word trying is a subtle level of resistance. If I'm trying to breathe, I'm probably not actually getting a lot of air. So how do we stop struggling without a struggle? Unfortunately, the only way to stop struggling is... Continue Reading →

Sit. Stay. It’s Worth It.

Why are we encouraged to sit through the discomfort? After four intensive years of turning towards, of digging, of being, I ask this question again. And it didn't surface during my meditation, those moments when the foot falls asleep or the face itches. No, it happened in the midst of my life. In the midst... Continue Reading →

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