Friday, June 26, 2015
Sunday, June 21, 2015
our real journey in life is interior;
it is a matter of growth, deepening,
and an ever greater surrender
to the creative action of love and grace in our hearts.
never was it more necessary for us
to respond to that action..
may we all do so.
5 breaths pray in me:
sun moon rain wind and fire
5 seated buddhas reign in the breaths
the white breath, yellow breath,
green breath, blue breath,
red fire breath, amitabha
knowledge and desire
and the quiescence
of knowledge and desire.
~ thomas merton
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
for all that has been - thanks!
for all that shall be - yes!
~ dag hammarskjold
traveling north the end of june..
here's the schedule for that...
there will be NO classes JUNE 28 thru JULY 4
that's TUESDAY, JUNE 28th thru SATURDAY, JULY 4th..
~ NO GO!
YES! Jeri will have her class on monday, the 6th of July..
YES! Kathy will teach her regular classes beginning the 6th of July..
YES! dunja returns to her teaching schedule tuesday, the 7th of July..
eager for the great NW weather..
the sweet OM of the studio
all who practice together @ a wing and a prayer
a hundred times every day i remind myself
that my inner and outer life
depend on the labours of others,
living and dead,
and i must exert myself
in order to give in the same measure
as i have received and am still receiving.
Monday, June 8, 2015
Friday, June 5, 2015
gratitude is the memory of the heart
heart sutra sit w/ julie
flag the date
SUNDAY, JUNE 14
we love so helplessly.
we can't control our love
or understand it
or even articulate it much beyond the banal.
and there are so many forms
and musics pf love
that the default cultural concept of love as romance
is a willful cultural addiction to the microcosm.
romance is a small sea in a vast ocean.
the heart leaps in so many directions at once.
~ brian doyle
the wet engine
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
a sheikh said,
if you wish to become a saint,
change your character into that of a child..
and why is that?
children have 5 qualities..
if adults had these same qualities,
they would attain the rank of saints!
1 - they do not worry about their daily bread.
2 - when they are sick,
they do not complain night & day
about their misfortune.
3 - whatever food they have, they share.
4 - when they quarrel,
they do not keep grudges in their hearts
& make up quickly.
5 - the slightest threat makes them frightened
& brings tears to their eyes.
~ al - Ghazzali