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Welcome! If you’re new to our website and you want to know the lay of the land, here’s a short description of where to start. The Home Page offers bites from featured articles on mindful living, as well as recent facebook and twitter feeds, live event information and our current Meditation on the Move campaign. […] Read more »

Can Pain be Useful?

There is a way to relate to the energy of pain that is far more effective than resistance and blame – one that increases our abilities and gives clear meaning to our experience. “Once one has committed to wholeness, all that is not that will step forward to be healed” says the Mystic. Whether your […] Read more »

Does anyone know the meaning of yoga?

Have any of you been following the huge new (ish) movement to redefine yoga these days?  I’m seeing all sorts of folks changing it up at will and fighting for the privelige – and others hanging on to traditional systems like their lives depended on it.  Leave it to us Westerners to take something sacred […] Read more »

Simple Steps: #39 The Door is Open

The eight linbs of yoga indicate a logical method that leads to the attainment of physical, emotional, and psycho-spiritual health. Yoga does not seek to change the individual; rather it allows the natural state of total health and integration in each of us to become a reality.  That reality leads to joy and understanding, the […] Read more »

Simple Steps: #38 Follow the Path

No one ever said the achievement of samadhi is easy.  In fact it is usually considered a difficult task. The Yoga Sutra suggests the practice of asana and pranayama as a preparation for dharana, because these influence mental activities and create space in the crowded schedule of the mind. Once dharana has occurred, dhyana and […] Read more »

Simple Steps: #37 Union with the Divine

Samadhi refers to union, or true yoga. There is an ending to the separation that is created by the “I” and “mine” of our illusory perceptions of reality. The mind does not distinguish between self and non-self, or between the object contemplated and the process of contemplation. The mind and intellect have stopped, and there […] Read more »