mutual care | honoring needs

This Sunday, Sangha will open our season of contemplation and discernment with an inquiry into Mutual Care — with a specific focus on how we collectively respond to the new and/or changing accessibility needs of fellow practitioners. Some of the queries that will guide our discernment: What is our capacity for honoring our needs and the needs…

woman horizontal | elder song

i hear the mothers whisper-chant: do not abandon yourself, dear one. blending with the harmonies of grandmothers singing: seek refuge in the dance between heartbeat and breath. buoyed by the infinite canon of their prayer-magic, i have trusted myself into love, loved myself into healing, healed myself into death and rebirth, becoming more and more of myself,…

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…

healing wisdom: on the embodiment of peace

“For a number of years, I believed God would finally and dramatically intervene on earth, initiating a worldwide reign of peace and justice. I no longer believe that. My Quaker morality will not permit me to assign to God the work of peace that rightly belongs to us… Jesus and other great spiritual teachers provide…

#MarchMindfulness2016: The Power of Collective Energy

Lining Margaret Mead’s quote up alongside Thich Nhat Hanh’s, we can begin to understand our capacity as a spiritual community to multiply the compassion, skillful understanding, and authentic connection beyond the sacred time we spend together each week. Collectively, we carry this nurturing energy from the cushion into the community.   “The Sangha is made out of…

Winter Immersion: February + March Study Schedule

To “blow the dust” from each other’s eyes as we walk the path of love and understanding is indeed the suchness of sangha! Join in the practice of seeing clearly and listening deeply to foster compassion, wholeness, and safety through these important and often difficult explorations into matters of inclusion, freedom, belonging, and healing. Study…