"In this materialistic age, more concentration can be gained through kirtan than through meditation. Today, the atmosphere is filled with so many different kinds of sounds. Because of that, concentration will not come easily and meditation will be made more difficult than ever before. These obstacles can be overcome, however, if one performs kirtan. Not… Continue reading Why Kirtan? (part 1)
I like to write these blogs/articles. I like sharing my heart and from my experience, even when sometimes it’s challenging. And apparently some of you enjoy reading them. I even have a surprising (to me) number of people following my blog who I have no idea who they are. A few of them have even told… Continue reading Why Don’t You Write (Ti)?
From Stories of the Spirit, Stories of the Heart edited by Christina Feldman and Jack Kornfield, p. 283 (from a parable of the Dalai Lama, written by Pierre Delattre): Once when the spirit of a famous guru appeared to heal a small, discordant community of monks. All the monks had seen the spirit come out… Continue reading On Sharing
September 19-24, 2014 This article/blog has been a long time coming. I have put it off for literally weeks. It’s seemed like the thing to write but... resistance! Ever felt that way? I figure most people (everyone?) have experienced that at some point. I mention that only because it is part of what I am… Continue reading Peace is REAL!
A quote from a Wah! song about Amma: "She gives you what you want and hopes that someday... you will want to take, what She has to give. Everything you want will fade someday... you just might want, what She has to give." Asking for guidance involves a purposeful opening of our Heart, mind and… Continue reading Divine Guidance, part 2
The theme of the month last month: "Oh, Intelligent Life Energy (or God/dess, Spirit, Love, True Self, Awakened Mind, Source or whatever you like to call That Bigger Thing), what would You have happen here? (or now)" Then listening/feeling/seeing what comes through as an answer. On the mat, though an answer may come with words… Continue reading Divine Guidance, part 1