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For all my good intentions to start this trip by writing every day, it has not happened. But the first week is over and I have been in school from 8-6 every day, battling software conundrums and my own fatigue. But now I have some space to attend to this project again. Yay for that! […]

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What an epic day yesterday! I cleaned out a storage unit full of stuff of my mom’s that hadn’t been looked at for 12 years. Going through so many boxes of documents and papers, little scraps of things she had saved, journals, diaries, address books, letters, receipts… I thought about the boxes and files and […]

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Ahimsa, (non harm-doing) is the first of the yamas, or the ethical rules of yogic practice. Ahimsa is the foundation upon which the rest of the yamas and niyamas are positioned, as well as being the underlying “goal” of practice in general. To do no harm is practically impossible as every action creates affect or […]

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Michael Stone is a psychotherapist in private practice, lecturer, yoga teacher and author. He co-leads the Centre of Gravity Sangha, a community of Yoga & Buddhist practitioners in Toronto and travels internationally, teaching in academic, yoga studio and conference settings. Michael offers courses and retreats that focus on integrating yoga postures, breathing practices, meditation and […]

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Here are some wonderful online archives of teachings; written/transcribed, audio and video files from His Holiness Urgyen Trinley Dorje. Included in the audio archives are MP3 downloads of his talks on Nagarjuna’s “Letter’s To a Friend”, teachings on Tibetan Buddhism for a western audience. Born in the eastern region of Kham, Tibet, Urgyen Trinley Dorje […]

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Bodhi Day (成道会?, Jōdō-e), traditionally the 8th day of the 12th lunar month (in the Chinese Calendar), has been observed on December 8 in Japan since the Meiji Restoration (1862-1869). It is the Buddhist holiday that commemorates the day that the historical Buddha, (Siddhartha Gautauma,) experienced enlightenment. Siddhartha Gautama was a prince who left his […]

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According to some, this corner of the Himayalas is not only the birthplace of what is now the yogic tradition, but it may also be the kingdom of Shambhala which “is a mythical kingdom hidden somewhere in Inner Asia

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It’s Halloween! Though it might seem that this modern version of the Pagan Holiday bears no connection to the practice of yoga or the eating of food (other than candy)… Think again.

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If you don’t know much about Tantra or if the first thing that comes to mind is Kama Sutra. This article is a must read.

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The world’s indigenous tribal people have much to teach us civilized folk about how to live.

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Two of Indian yoga guru Swami Ramdev’s followers (Sam and Sunita Poddar) have bought an island of the coast of Scotland to be renamed as “Peace Island” and they have pledged to found an international base for Swami Ramdev and build a center devoted to “healthy living through yoga.”

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In remembrance of Gandhi and many others who have shared in his teachings of non-violence and activism let us practice on this day, and let us strive to practice every day the observances of yoga

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3 Gurus, 48 Questions

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Yesterday marked 8 years since the tragedy of 9/11. I hope that we (as a world full of beings) have grown, at least in some small way, in our understanding and acceptance of other cultures and faiths. I’m not a political scientist or historian, I don’t know enough facts or statistics to speak about them […]

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A short film by Christine Rabette. Pass it on. Merci!

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My junior year in university I enrolled in a course with Erin Manning. That course might have been the most informative class I took during my 4.5 years in the IMCA program and opened my brain to the possibility of actually combining my interests in the body (movement) with my interests in philosophy and new […]

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In the spirit of springtime, new beginnings, out with the old in with the new… I thought I would post a bit about yogic philosophy. The great sage and author of the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali outlined an eight-fold path to quiet the mind and achieve Yoga (union). The eight limbs begin with Yama and Niyama […]

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The Africa Yoga Project works to empower youth, build a global community and increase well-being in East Africa. They have introduced hundreds of students in Kenya to the practice of yoga, and provide educational scholarships, job training food stipends, temporary housing and health services. The core group of students is from impoverished backgrounds in Nairobi, Kenya, and are […]

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A beautiful online, member supported project to collect and disseminate the works of Chögyam Trungpa. Including a radio program, writing and links from various members of the Shambhala community worldwide and a wealth of resources. http://chronicleproject.com/index.html

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Deepening one’s understanding of yoga philosophy (as well as asana) often requires at least a minimum level of familiarity with sanskrit words and symbols. Not all of us have what it takes to learn the Devanāgarī (the divine script), so luckily we have the internet! Health and Yoga has published an online yoga glossary of terms […]