Category Archives: buddhism

The Eight-fold Path

i’ve been frequenting a yoga studio in Portland that’s pretty spectacular. for the most part, the teachers talk about alignment and correct posture. one teacher named Sarah, however, brings spiritual growth into each class. she speaks at the beginning of … Continue reading

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Ask Yourself, Why?

each time i arrive on my mat, i ask myself, “what is my intention?” what am i here to achieve? what am i here to let go of? why am i here? buddha teaches that, in each moment,  intention is … Continue reading

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Another Reincarnation

here i am, finally moved up to Oregon to live with my husband of three years. this will be our first time actually living in the same house for more than a month at a time. i’m looking forward to … Continue reading

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Spiritual Vernacular – Part III

we’ve discussed form and formlessness during the first chapter of spiritual vernacular, and energetic frequencies in the second. now we’ve moved to: nirvana enlightenment authentic empowerment nirvana has it’s origin in the Indian religions of Hinduism, Sikhism and philosophies of Buddhism … Continue reading

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Buddha

Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a great tree in the midst of them all. – Buddha’s Little Instruction Book

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Spiritual Poetry – Part IV

Mark Nepo On the way to Chimayo, a woman saw two Spanish farmers repositioning stones in a riverbed to redirect the flow; she felt compelled to help. She had the feeling that this had been done for centuries – their … Continue reading

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I Take Refuge In . . .

  i’ve been a yoga practitioner for a decade and a half. long before and throughout those years i’ve taken a journey to find myself and to free myself. spiritual books, knowledge of religions, meditation practices, daily life experiences. in … Continue reading

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