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Tag: enlightenment

Living a Yogic Life

I recently received a beautiful gift of the Daily Greatness Yoga Journal. It’s a beautiful book (I have trouble writing in any book and especially one that’s so pretty so I need to work up to it lol). At the very front it ask…

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Christ Consciousness

I was recently asked if I could write a post on Christ Consciousness (thank you for the great idea Kate!) I immediately thought ‘what a great idea’ and started to research it more in depth. In yoga philosophy, we study the 8 limbed path…

The Yoga of Meditation

Today’s meditation: Peace, Love and Compassion on Fragrant Heart In the sixth discourse of the Bhagavad Gita Krishna goes on to explain a little more about action and inaction. Those who have yet to reach the point where they are equanimous in the mind,…

The Yoga of Renunciation of Action

Today’s meditation: Guided Healing Meditation on Forgiveness and Letting Go The fifth discourse of the Bhagavad Gita finds Arjuna still confused whether  action or renunciation of action is better. Krishna explains that both lead to the same place, but that taking selfless action is…

Lojong Slogan 43 ~ Observe these two, even at the risk of your life

This is part 43 of my series on Lojong, a Buddhist mind training technique. There are two vows that one takes on the Buddhist path: the refuge vow and the bodhisattva vow. At their root, these vows are to work on oneself and to…

Race to Enlightenment

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

“May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.” ~ Hindu Prayer For today ask how you can contribute to the…

Lojong Slogan 35 ~ Don't try to be the fastest

This is part 35 of my series on Lojong ~ A Buddhist mind training technique This slogan asks that we slow down, take time to experience life instead of rushing for the next goal. Our society here in the west is very focused on…

Lojong Slogan 33 ~ Don't bring things to a painful point

This is part 33 of my series on Lojong; a Buddhist mind training technique. There is a person in my life who I find somewhat rude, at times unethical, and underhanded. I’ve spent a great deal of time complaining about this person and the…

Happy Bodhi Day!

According to Wikipedia, “Bodhi Day is the Buddhist holiday that commemorates the day that the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautauma (Shakyamuni), experienced enlightenment, also known as bodhi in Sanskrit and Pali. According to tradition, Siddhartha had recently forsaken years of extreme ascetic practices and resolved…