Category: <span>Dharma</span>

I’m now in my seventh decade of life here, this time around, and find myself still firmly rooted in the same vicinity of my birthplace, Neptune………… New Jersey, that is. The fact that planet Neptune is located near the nadir of my horoscope is a constant source of amusement.  Synchronicity, you know? During High School I was on the staff of The Megaphone, the APHS newspaper.  At one time I…

Asbury Park Blogging Dharma My photos

My love affair with geometric drawing continues with this recent rendition of a jaali screen with ‘tabla’ (drum) design found in Akbar’s Tomb, Northern India. Drawing out dual-level patterns is another level of complexity that can be frustrating and satisfying at the same time.  Over time it’s easy to train the eye to see different levels or layers and inscribing that on a 2 dimensional piece of paper using just…

Dharma Geometric Art StudioIFC Watercolors

Buddha’s Five Remembrances – Thich Nhat Hanh I am of the nature to grow old. There is no way to escape growing old. I am of the nature to have ill health. There is no way to escape ill health. I am of the nature to die. There is no way to escape death. All that is dear to me and everyone I love are of the nature to change.…

Buddhism Dharma Karma Yoga

….feeling the need to re-post this today.   Om Shanti, Shanti, Shantihi.    Within the city of Brahman, which is the body, there is the heart, and within the heart there is a little house.   This house has the shape of a lotus, and within it dwells that which is to be sought after, inquired about, and realized.   Even so large as the universe outside, is the universe within…

Ancient Wisdom Astrology Dharma Doodles StudioIFC Yoga

It’s my one ‘day-off’ from Seva and I’m sitting at the end of the dock on the Lake observing the wildlife.  There’s about a dozen cranes meandering around the shore line, calmly strutting and passively standing around the shallow edge.  Nearby, one fat, outrageously large  goose is surveying the group. He reminds me of a sheepdog herding cattle.  The cranes don’t seem to mind him. Suddenly in the middle of…

Blogging Dharma journal entry

There are many ways to practice yoga.   Seva, is one. In 1997 I became a volunteer at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Lenox, MA.  I was offered room & board in return for my service.   Mostly,  I worked as a Faculty Assistant.  Other times I was on the  production team for the larger weekend conferences.  Eventually,  I became attached to the Inner Quest Intensive (IQI), Kripalu’s signature…

Blogging Dharma Yoga Yoga Therapy

    Once again my own words fail me.   Here are some from the Buddha.   This is what should be done By one who is skilled in goodness, And who knows the path of peace: Let them be able and upright, Straightforward and gentle in speech. Humble and not conceited, Contented and easily satisfied. Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways. Peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful,…

Buddhism Dharma Meditation philosophy Poetry quotes Yoga

Today, my own words fail me.  Here are some from the Buddah This is what should be done By one who is skilled in goodness, And who knows the path of peace: Let them be able and upright, Straightforward and gentle in speech. Humble and not conceited, Contented and easily satisfied. Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways. Peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful, Not proud and demanding…

Buddhism Dharma Meditation philosophy Poetry quotes Yoga

I am so happy to be a part of this group.  Please join us on April 12 for our annual birthday show. Click here for flyer. I’m still “in process” of cobbling my story together.    The ‘working’ title is “Tales from the East”.  The blurb I submitted reads: Personal challenges take on deeper meanings when viewed from different perspectives. This telling will weave together a personal tale with an ancient story…

Ancient Wisdom Dharma Karma philosophy StoryTelling

    THE DEBT OF KARMA Yogi Amrit Desai Every soul is charged with an evolutionary mission To realize its inborn divine potential. Life is a perpetual therapeutic irritation. It provides a compelling force to drive us Toward the completion of our mission. When we deny a painful experience, It goes underground as a pending debt of unfinished karma. When you block pain, you may feel temporary relief, But your…

Ancient Wisdom Dharma Karma Yoga