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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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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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Happy Valentines Day! Regardless of the plethora of possible associations you might have to this particular holiday, it’s never a bad excuse to explore the essence of the day… The heart. In western society yoga and meditation have started to receive recognition from the medical community as to their value for cardiovascular health and aiding […]

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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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Find a comfortable and quiet place to sit for a while. Either sit with your eyes closed or let your gaze be still and unfocused towards the ground in front of you

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Today is the first day of the eight days of Hanukkah. Also known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish holiday From the Hebrew word for “dedication” or “consecration”. Hanukkah marks the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after its desecration by the forces of the King of Syria Antiochus IV Epiphanes […]

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December 12th is the Mexican Catholic holiday, Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This day is one of the most important days on the Mexican calender when hundreds of thousands of devout Catholics travel to the Basílica of Guadalupe, in Mexico City, where the image of la Virgen Morena is kept.

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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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Pastor Eddie D. Smith on The Meaning of Namasté. Hallelujah! Amen!

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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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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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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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The Dalai Lama—a living member of the ahimsa/non-violence lineage that includes Henry David Thoreau, Gandhi, MLK Jr., Thich Nhat Hanh, Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela and many others, was born 74 years ago today. He’s worked hard and long for world peace under near hopeless conditions—let’s thank this living legend by taking a moment, today, to […]

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

Summer Solstice- Painting by Mark Garro

A solstice is an astronomical event that occurs twice each year, when the tilt of the Earth’s axis is most inclined toward or away from the Sun, causing the Sun’s apparent position in the sky to reach its northernmost or southernmost extreme. The term solstice can also be used in a wider sense, as the date […]

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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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Two years ago my dear friend Ryan from One Yoga in Saskatoon brought me to a 3-day workshop with Reverend Father Joe Pereira while he was visiting Toronto. To this day that workshop is one of the most vivid examples I have ever had of the true transformative peace that can come from a yoga […]