on the danger of delusion + co-signing craziness

Requiem: Prelude, Coda, Encore  This. Again — a million hoodies, a million hearts: metta behind the movement for trayvon martin. I didn’t know where to physically place this section in the body of this writing. An overlapping marker on the timestream — the beginning, the end, the looping back to repeat for impact and emphasis…

living into community: capacity, commitment, contribution

GETTING CLEAR + LOCATING INTENTION Sangha moved into the first month of our new season with an exercise in beginning anew by shining the light on the essential elements that give shape to our experience of living into community and nurturing spiritual friendship (kalyana-mittata). We named our individual aspirations and intentions for seeking spiritual connection within a…

wisdom files

This is a living “library” comprised of suggested readings for Sangha and the frequently-referenced texts used in our practice, which I have also linked throughout my various writings over the years. It is certainly not intended to be comprehensive. Rather it reflects my personal approach to this spiritual path of study and practice — informing what…

Elder Wisdom: Ruby Sales | On Being with Krista Tippett

Terence Crutcher. Another innocent, unarmed black man was assasinated. Unarmed. In need of help. In the middle of the highway. Gunned down. On film. Demonized for simply existing. By another white cop. Real talk: I don’t have enough skillfulness to see beyond the savagery of this act. The savagery of white cops who are authorized…

spirituality, social justice + healing spaces

 bookends to my summer: two radical events steeped in activism, equity + healing. drawn into these moments by either an endorsement or invitation from dear friends — i arrived without expectation, holding the intention to be present + open-hearted. i departed: aligned, affirmed + inspired. fully nourished, energized + equipped to continue the good work….

gathered + rooted: a new season of sangha

The 2016 Fall session of  the 3 Jewels Yoga Sangha will open on Sunday, October 9 with a deep focus on my oft-referenced endearment (and zen-trendy hashtag), The Suchness of Sangha. In the Buddhist vernacular “suchness” is the translation of the Pali world Tathātā and seeks to describe the essence of our perceived reality — and all…

on ground sacred and fertile

I treasure our Sunday practices and our time together on August 7th was all the more special because, for the second year in a row, I was able to spend my new year in the full embrace of Sangha. After a week full of celebrations with loved ones (and a few more to come!), I…

#MarchMindfulness2016: Seeds of Mindfulness

As we enjoy the final days of March and the warmth of spring, I am feeling stretched by all the lessons that arose during this month spent renewing my commitment to compassion, understanding, and connection. S T R E T C H E D and TESTED! But those experiences only AFFIRMED what I know to…