Wednesday, July 22, 2015
a wing and a prayer
yoga asana schedule as follows ~
MONDAY : kathy
8 am yin
( NO CLASS AUGUST 3 & 10 )
MONDAY : jeri
TUESDAY /THURSDAY : dunja
TUESDAY : kathy
( NO CLASS AUGUST 4 & 11 )
WEDNESDAY : dunja
FRIDAY : dunja
SATURDAY : dunja
( NO CLASS AUGUST 1)
all classes are drop-in..
(yoga is for every body..)
single class = $15
series available thru each teacher..
private sessions w/ dunja available -
mention is made of two classes of yogis/yoginis:
the hidden and the known.
those who have renounced the world
are the known yoginis/yogis : all recognize them.
the hidden yogis/yoginis live in the world.
they are not known.
~ sri ramakrishna - the gospel of sri ramakrishna
Sunday, July 19, 2015
overcome all forms of weariness
and ride the horse of bodhichitta,
traveling from place of joy to place of joy.
what intelligent person would not delight
in such a journey?
when i am happy may i dedicate my happiness to all,
and when suffering may the ocean of misery dry up.
kashmiri master - shakya shri
the mind that strives for awakening and compassion
for the benefit of all sentient beings.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
howdy and hey!
a wedding takes me off the island
as i am the lucky parson for the gig..
no saturday yoga
THERE WILL BE CLASS ON THE ARTS/CRAFTS WEEK-END..
IF YOU PLAN TO STRETCH..
COME A WEE BIT EARLY TO FIND A PARKING SPOT -
SHIPWRECK DAY..THIS SATURDAY - 18TH.. YES! CLASS...
SAME RECOMMENDATION..EARLY BIRD GETS THE SPOT -
a love poem to leave you swooning ~
may my heart always be open to little
birds who are the secrets of living
whatever they sing is better than to know
and if men should not hear them men are old
may my mind stroll about hungry
and fearless and thirsty and supple
and even if it's sunday may i be wrong
for whenever men are right they are not young
and may myself do nothing usefully
and love yourself so more than truly
there's never been quite such a fool who could fail
pulling all the sky over him with one smile.
~ e.e. cummings
Sunday, July 12, 2015
the practice of the bodhisattva is to sit upright
in the center of the world of universal suffering.
such compassionate beings listen to the pain of the world:
they feel it,
they ache with it.
we are built to ache with it.
we have evolved to feel the hurt.
the upright sitting of the buddha ancestors
never forgets or abandons sentient beings.
..... we do not fight back or crumble
in the face of pain.
we do not get ahead of or
lag behind the pain,
we do not lean to the right
or to the left of pain.
we honor and acknowledge all pain.
we listen to all pain.
the bodhisattva stays close to the pain
without meddling or interfering.
sitting upright and clearly observing
all suffering beings
assembles an ocean of blessings
~ being upright / reb anderson
Friday, July 10, 2015
NO HEART SUTRA SIT THIS SUNDAY
NOR ANY THEREAFTER
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
if i don't see you in this world..
i'll see you in the next - don't be late!
- jimi hendrix
much thought has this decision found in the making..
keep an eye when the sit will surface yet again..
praise the changes that life holds for us..
if the cardinal's flight
from bank to bank
were less brief -
it would also be less glorious..
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
perhaps this is the house
in which i lived when neither i,
nor earth, existed..
shock of mountains majesty
as the snow is not..
heat of the GNW?
freshness of the wood floor..
simple elegance of the space..
sound of bells ringing the wind..
palms folded in gratitude to the yoginis
holding the shala open and moveable..
those who took the stairs to meet their mats..
we are a blessed bunch to hang together
and practice what is rare to practice..
don't wander, don't wander.. extend mindfulness!
Monday, July 6, 2015
even as the grateful dead say bye-bye..
...yet...not fade away..
the dalai lama celebrates his 80th birthday in glastonbury
with patti smith and the other grey-hairs..
cheque out the video as the festival sings happy birthday
to a very happy monk!
long life prayers offered..
we are of great good fortune to
be with HHDL on the planet at this time..
yoga class mañana w/ dunja @ 8 am..
come stretch !
when we practice,
we open up the offering basket
of the 4 immeasurables ~
equanimity and joy..
there comes a time when an individual
becomes irresistible and his/her actions
become all-pervasive in its effects.
this comes when one reduces oneself to zero.
~ mohandas gandhi
Friday, July 3, 2015
Well, the first days are the hardest days, don't you worry any more,
'Cause when life looks like Easy Street, there is danger at your door.
Think this through with me, let me know your mind,
Whoa, oh, what I want to know, is are you kind?
It's the same story the crow told me; it's the only one he knows.
Like the morning sun you come and like the wind you go.
Ain't no time to hate, barely time to wait,
Whoa, oh, what I want to know, where does the time go?
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
no classes this week @ a wing..
enjoy your hot summer days..
have a spacious interdependence day..
i hear there is a parade !
infinite gratitude to all things past -
infinite service to all things present -
infinite responsibility to all things future -
a wise zen master
interdependance in action...