when + where we enter | weekend intensive

Originally posted on radical bodhicitta:
if there is no silence, there is no stillness. if there is no stillness, there is no insight. if there is no insight, there is no clarity. — tenzin priyadarshi — red cedar friends | 21 – 22 october 2017 —

on the dharma shelf | october 2017

Pedagogy of Hope: Reliving Pedagogy of the Oppressed — Paulo Freire “No, my hope is necessary. But it is not enough. Alone it does not win but without it my struggle will be weak and wobbly. We need critical hope like a fish needs unpolluted water.” The Sovereignty of Quiet: Beyond Resistance in Black Culture — Kevin…

woman horizontal | done + been done

done and been done still they appear in dreams unsummoned cords cut but roots regrow when memory whispers my name new work to be done and done again unhook and untether call back my energy reclaim my soul i am not yours to harbor in distorted reverie no longer known to you no longer held…

new moon meditation | for reclamation + healing

Last month a highly-intuitive friend sent me this video for releasing ourselves from the karma and burdens of others, and it was a pure revelation! First and foremost, this meditation arrived divinely-timed at the end of a season when I had discerned a need to reclaim pieces of my soul from those who were incapable of…

special event | “walk with me” film screening

​Shining the light on and supporting practitioners of Lansing Area Mindfulness Community in the effort to bring this documentary about our root teacher Thich Nhat Hanh to the Regal Cinema on November 6 at 7:30 PM. Help us boost awareness and reach the minimum ticket quota needed to screen Walk With Me: A Journey into Mindfulness. INVITE…

bearing witness | looking back, beneath + beyond

Our fall series, Bearing Witness begins this Sunday! Over the next few months, we’ll be looking back, beneath + beyond as we contemplate a range of queries as practices related to our encounters with joy, sorrow, in/justice, forgiveness and reconciliation. 11 am – 1 pm | Heartdance Studio 1806 E. Michigan AvenueDANA/DONATION: $5  Doors open…

when harvest is a feast for body, heart + soul

sun + breath + good spiritual friends + scratch-made yummies = harvest! Thank you, loves, for sharing your gifts — hugs, hearts, laughter, presence, silence, curiosities, discoveries, baking/gardening/pickling talents…and so much more! We’ll take refuge in the full embrace of Sangha on October 8th when our fall series Bearing Witness begins.

woman horizontal | bless it all

the blessing of breath + loving awareness has centered + restored me in body, heart + mind. the blessing of acknowledgement + appreciation for all parts of my journey — shadow + sunshine — has enabled me to celebrate both my progress + the possibilities for continued evolution. the blessing of honoring the lessons, opportunities…

walking the labyrinth | harvest party

September 24th 11 AM – 1 PM @ Moores Park I’ll always remember my aunt telling me long ago that your friends are your assets. I’m blessed to say that my good spiritual friends are my Harvest!  So on Sunday, we’ll celebrate the Suchness of Sangha and all that we’ve learned and all the ways…

how we sunday | yantra bouquet 

Love that this gorgeous bouquet serendipitously became the yantra for our meditation and contemplation: Turning toward the joy and magic of harvest — reaping and celebrating the abundance we’ve earned in the form of clarity, truth and authenticity, love with wisdom, trust and accountability. Thank you for these gifts, my friends!