Monthly Archives: September 2014

THE CELEBRATION OF THE GODDESS

The celebration of Navaratri, the Hindu festival that honours the feminine, is starting this coming New Moon,  next Wednesday, September 24.  It lasts 9 nights, with the 10th night celebrating victory. According to the Devi Mahatmya of the Markandeya Purana … Continue reading

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CONCENTRATION VS MINDFULNESS

Concentration and mindfulness are two separate functions of the mind that we cultivate together in the practice of meditation.  Concentration or one-pointedness of mind consists on keeping the mind focused on one point. Mindfulness, on the other hand, does not … Continue reading

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THE PATH OF LOVE

It starts with listening. Listening to the ceaseless display of sounds. Listening to others and their unspoken words.  Listening to our mind like a patient parent listens to a child’s silly stories. Listening to our body, respecting its rhythms, limitations … Continue reading

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CREATING SPACE

There are many styles of Yoga and even within the same school each teacher develops her own style.  Each offers opportunities for bodily, emotional and spiritual insight and all have the same point in common: holding a posture passively. As … Continue reading

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