religion

Mantra for the Divine Momma

   In honor of Mother’s Day, I wanted to share a mantra that invokes all the abundance of the Divine Mother, the female energy of joy, spontaneity and creativity.  This is a mantra whose practice dissolves fear and negative thought patterns.  Lather, rinse and repeat. For at least forty days and forty nights for best […]

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Making the Bhagavad Gita Work for You

After years of yoga, retreats and sessions with spiritual teachers, I was finally motivated to read the Bhagavad Gita, one of the oldest and most relevant Hindu texts ever written. Religious reading is hard. It is slow. It can even, at times, be boring.  But the Bhagavad Gita is an action-packed tale that gets to the point […]

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Bikram Love Triangle

Five minutes late to class and we got spots, spots apart. But, a mirrored column in front, so we could check each other out.  I watched you get hot in Ardha-Chandrasana, as you poured your head between short, upstretched arms. Then cut a sweat with the six hip Utkatasana dips, but by then, you were […]

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You’re It

As the end of the year approaches, I wanted to share a poem with a spiritual dimension. But, as the piece I selected is particularly Californian in its brand of spirituality, it is playful, mystical and non-denominational. Indeed, it might even be considered hippie-ish. It is an easy  poem to keep in one’s head while one […]

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Buddha Books

The bookshelves at my new meditation center in my newly new hometown of Miami. Way back when, I went to middle and high school here. And, because life likes to remind us who’s in charge, the meditation center is, of course, directly across the street from my former high school. Happy Columbus Day weekend, Americas!

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