good news Friday — yoga scholarships!

meditation hall, Spirit Rock Many of you know that I was in the first Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. The 18 month program ran from 2007 to 2009. It consisted of three 10 day retreats held for the most part in silence.  There are readings, homework, and…

random musings: life, connections, India

I read Why India? this morning and left a comment for Braja. I told her that she was preaching to the choir (and thank you, Braja, for posting that awesome pic that I liberated — that little pic says it all for me!) Why India indeed? Braja wrote about it — I listened to a…

my brother from a different mother

While I was at my final retreat for the Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training at Spirit Rock in California, YogaDawg sent me this video saying “this one’s for you, couldn’t help but think about ya….” Thanks, Y Dawg, I LOVED IT! I also received another blog award from Grace over at Graceful Yoga, a lovely…

shhhhh…..

Sindhu of Flower Girl’s Rural India commented on my sense of my new found spaciousness. She said that she felt the same: “I practice Silence “Mouna” My dad used to practice this for a Mandala period, when he would be on complete silence….I am refraining from responding unless otherwise required. I have reduced responding nearly…

dana, gratitude, and love offerings accepted

As a practicing Buddhist, I’m all about dana (pronounced “donna”) — “unattached and unconditional generosity, giving and letting go.” that is how I make payment at Spirit Rock Meditation Center for my Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation training. in my last post, bindifry made some very pithy comments about students showing gratitude to their teachers, and…

the retreat, part 2: Yoga Dawg goes legit!

I have finally found some time to write a a bit about my second 10 day retreat for my Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. You can read about the first retreat in October, 2007 here. We had the same teachers from last year except for Stephen Cope…

I WILL be back

As I said on my sister blog, I’m taking a summer hiatus, just like your favorite TV show. and as I said here, I wanted to make myself healthier, and I’m getting there. insofar as physically healthier, I’ve cut out (mostly! sometimes I still cheat a little) wheat and dairy. and I’m taking thyroid meds…

california dreaming

Meditation Hall at Spirit Rock where I spent most of my time Sunrise at Spirit Rock Foggy walking meditation at sunrise Buddha and resting yogi I would post a pic of me standing on the corner of Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco, standing in the same spot I did 33 years ago, but I’m shy.