Guatemala, Hatha Yoga Practice, Karma yoga, New Paradigm in Practice

Fall Yoga & Writing Retreat!

We'll get together, sit in a circle, breathe and stretch our bodies and imaginations. We'll share sacred space in this magical, mystical Mayan heartland. We'll write and let our streams of consciousness flow. We'll consume delicious, healthy, love-filled foods and drinks. We'll gather for ceremony, for practice, for synergy, for personal and collective growth and… Continue reading Fall Yoga & Writing Retreat!

Education, Interbeing, Karma yoga, Living from the Heart, New Paradigm in Practice

Earth Heart

I had just fallen asleep when the earth shook. An 8.0 magnitude earthquake had hit the coastline of southern Mexico, and we felt it here at Lake Atitlan in Guatemalan highlands several hundred of kilometers away. My husband and I jumped out of bed, looked at each other, deer in headlights. I always think they… Continue reading Earth Heart

Guatemala, Karma yoga

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Happy April to my fellow fools! It’s a new day, a new month, a new season. Let’s take a deep breath of fresh air and be grateful for the spring, for Mother Earth, and for our lives, experiences and relationships. “Be grateful to everyone,” as the Tibetan Buddhists teach. 2015 has been designated as “The… Continue reading April Showers Bring May Flowers

Education, Karma yoga

Give a Mindful Miracle this Mother’s Day

Read Part 1, Using Our Privilege for the Greater Good Do you know how many orphans there are in the world? Over 141 million. That is the number of people who live in Russia. In India alone there are 31 million; in the United States, 400,000 children with no parents. They suffer as we speak. Caroline Boudreaux… Continue reading Give a Mindful Miracle this Mother’s Day

Dharma Teachings, Education, Karma yoga

Actually, no, that’s not how karma works.

Karma is not an eye for an eye. By this point, everyone and their dog has heard of karma and some of us even venture to think we know what it means. We don't. Karma is, like the universe, like life, more complex and grand than our human minds can ever comprehend. Karma, in Buddhist… Continue reading Actually, no, that’s not how karma works.

Karma yoga, Relating

Addiction is a brain disorder.

A self-described "rookie" blogger wrote a post four days ago called Phillip Seymour Hoffman did not have choice or free will and neither do you. It's gone viral, and I can tell you why. An amazing title, plus a fantastic image: Also, a hot and timely topic: the death of a beloved and talented actor due to… Continue reading Addiction is a brain disorder.