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….

sangha harvest party

  our outdoor practice season has come to a close, and it could not have been a more beautiful fall day! the abundance was overflowing: a feast of homemade goodies and raided-refrigerator treats, plenty of laughter, a reflection on how each of us is connected and all the overlapping threads we share, and crafting the harvest…

special event series {6/26}: gentle yoga at the labyrinth

Inspired by Sangha’s spring series on Body As Nature, my dear friend Ann Lapo and I are delighted to combine our shared interests by offering three extended practices of movement + meditation at the Labyrinth. JUNE 26  |  JULY 24  |  AUGUST 7 | SEPTEMBER 11 10 – 10:45  am ~ Gentle Yoga 11 – 12…

#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…

Happy Buddhist New Year!

  On Sunday, February 14, 3 Jewels Yoga Sangha will enjoy the mindfulness practice of Beginning Anew in celebration of the lunar new year. Join us in cultivating authenticity and accountability as we shine the light (to see, understand, and transform unskillfulness) and water flowers (to honor our gifts, talents, and contributions) on our spiritual aspirations….

Winter Immersion [1/24]: Faith + Discernment

“For faith to be alive and to deepen we need to use our power to inquire, to wonder, to explore our experience to see what is true for ourselves. This requires us to approach life with an inquisitive, eager, self-confident capacity to probe and question. It requires us to examine where we place our faith,…

embodied practice: four foundations of mindfulness

As sangha opened the 2016 Winter Immersion series last week with the 5 Spiritual Faculties, I pointed back (as I often do) to the Four Foundations of Mindfulness to anchor us in the spacious awareness of body, breath, emotions, and mental formations as we develop and strengthen Concentration and Diligence/Effort. Here are a few resources…

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.

mandalas + mexican sunflowers

A morning of dharma sharing with a sangha sister — laughter, poetry, curiosities, understanding — over “bumpy” drinks (can’t call it a smoothie, she quipped, when you throw in carob chips). Celestial paintings and wildflower petals torch brightly against a cloudy-heavy sky. I depart with gifts of bodhicitta in hand and heart.

walking the labyrinth: final practices of the season

It’s been another lovely season of BIG SKY MIND: Walking The Labyrinth! Join us for the last two official practices of the year. Sundays, August 16 + September 20 11 AM – 12 PM Moores Park FALL SCHEDULE PREVIEW: Sitting meditation at Heartdance Studio will resume on select Sundays in October.