invocation

— read at the interfaith thanksgiving service on 19 november 2018 — Inviting of the Bell — The sound of the bell is an invitation to inhabit body, heart and spirit with full and loving awareness. [Sounding of the Bell x 3]   Be Aware of the Earth that Supports You — May we remember and…

embodied prayer | transforming the heart

Through our collective musing last Sunday, it became clear to me that “Transformative Love” is the energy that changes the shape of our hearts and minds. As I become more and more of who I am — and something new — I am contemplating the question: What does this look, sound, feel and act like…

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…

practicing through transitions

On Sunday, Sangha came full circle by closing our 7+ months of wholy happy hour in the same way that we opened our practice last fall — exploring the lessons of beginning anew as we shift from one season to the next. Whether we experience this transition as tumultuous, glorious, or equal parts of both, we recognized…

on kindred practices: prayer, silence + spacious awareness

“In Buddhism, simply resting in a relaxed, open, spacious state of mind without purpose and without a goal is considered the highest form of spiritual practice… This spacious awareness is considered both an advanced practice and a practice even the merest beginner can do. This seems paradoxical, but when a beginner does it, it has…

restoring memory

On this Sunday without Sangha, a memory from last year (27 Nov 2015 — the day after Thanksgiving) popped up on my Facebook newsfeed. A verse inspired by a beloved park trail where I’ve logged countless miles in a walking-running-praying meditation and, a hundred times over, awakened curiosity and understanding and mapped pathways toward reconciliation….

Ushering In 2016

May we and all beings experience deep joy, lasting ease, and abundant freedom in this first celebration of the new year!       _______________ 3 Jewels Yoga Sangha’s Winter Immersion Series begins Sunday, January 10. View the Schedule for a full list of dates.

#ZenThanksgiving: A Prayer for Remembering

i move along a rain-soaked path pink tubular bodies stretch out in full prostration across my trail, beckoning: feel your heart into those feet, so every step blesses the earth. a few, once desiccated, now rehydrated, leave coiled graffiti-like impressions: life wuz here! keep it movin’! gravity relinquishes its pull on my body, offering it…