Happy for No Reason: Laughing Sarah

This is one of my own creation.  My brother Matthew with his eldest daughter, Sarah. [youtube]QdNiIfQOWW8[/youtube]
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Meditation in Motion

I’m just back from nine days at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health where I led a retreat and training for the Advanced Yoga Teacher Training program on the topic of meditation.   What a treat to be with such deep, authentic and caring people.  We balanced our time between understanding more challenging postures and techniques
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The Immeasurable Capacity of the Heart

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Going with the Flow

18 degrees this morning.  Today I’m driving up to Western Mass.  Tonight it’s going to be -8 in the Berkshire Mountains.  And snowing.   Another adventure.  I feel a little bit like this Coot heading down river this morning.
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Aspiration and Vows

To what do you aspire?  If you had to declare the overall intention for your life, what would it be? After many years living with a poverty vow and a simplicity vow I’ve since have been somewhat vow-phobic.  I’ve  held as an ideal the Sufis, who reportedly would take a vow of renunciation — then
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Wise Speech

“What you can’t communicate controls you.” That little adage has stuck with me ever since I first heard it in the Forum tranings I did a couple decades ago. The Buddha taught a lot about the right use of speech.  In the monastic communities there were more rules about speech than there were about purifying
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Yeah, Baby. Yoga is for SEX

  Yoga improves your sex life!   I guess that’s not surprising news, but it’s pretty funny from my perspective. A major element of my yoga practice (albeit in an ashram setting) was a committed and sustained practice intimately linked with a vow of celibacy.   The teachings of yoga in it’s more esoteric form are to move
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