Friday, June 26, 2015

attending to the heart - heart sutra..july 12

shall we try for a july heart sutra sit?
how about  ~

july 12
4-6 pm
by donation

what the world really needs is more love
and less paperwork.
                 ~ pearl bailey

Sunday, June 21, 2015

summer solstice 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
5 illusions
one universe:
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

thanks! yes! YOGA news!

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.
                              ~albert einstein

Monday, June 8, 2015


what is the real goal of life?

Krishnamurti - A:
it is, first of all, what you make of it.
it is what you make of life.

Friday, June 5, 2015

memory of the heart.. sutra sit.. june 14

gratitude is the memory of the heart
heart sutra sit w/ julie
flag the date
4-6 PM
by donation

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 levels
and shapes
and speeds
and depths 
and topographies
and landscapes
and colors
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

change your character...

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