Shine One Corner

Shine One Corner

I am struck at the instruction to live as a light to others that occurs across so many traditions of spirituality. It is such a powerful command and one I come back to again and again. I was especially reminded of it this past Sunday, listening to the readings at...
We the Indivisible

We the Indivisible

“The only constant i am sure of is this accelerating rate of change.” Peter Gabriel, Downside Up Just when we get our metaphorical ducks in a row, the universe winds up and sends change our way. Sometimes for good, sometimes we just have a little wobble...
Iced Up!

Iced Up!

Yesterday I made it out to one of my favorite classes. I spend so much time focused on teaching each week, that sinking into being merely a student for 90 minutes is blissful. As I returned home a light, fine snow began to fall. By bedtime we had about an inch, which...

Asteya

The third Yama, Asteya, is translated as non-stealing. Deep practice with it encourages not to desire the belongings, conditions, ideas, or anything else of another. In Buddhist practice this is echoed by the second grave precept, “Be giving. Do not...

Ahimsa

I first really put my mind to what Ahimsa means to me when I wrote about it back in December 2007 as part of my preparations to receive the first five Buddhist precepts in the spring of 2008. There are several areas where the Yamas, as written down by Patanjali, and...