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    Interbeing

    “Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.” ~ The Dalai Lama Imagine, or perhaps recall, the most painful experience of your life – a major loss, a traumatic event, some deep physical or emotional suffering. Now imagine experiencing that pain while being compelled to leave your home, your loved ones, your culture, your homeland. What cherished possessions would you bring with you? Would you have time to gather them together? Would you be fleeing alone, or would you also have to look out for your children and your…

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    Wake up – we have important work to do!

    During these winter days waking up early is a real challenge for me, a dedicated early bird. It’s so cold and dark and it feels so much better to just close my eyes again and snuggle deeper into the covers. Then I remember everything I hope to accomplish in my day and realise there is just no way to avoid it. Collectively, we are also having great difficulty waking up. It’s so much easier to pretend that things are alright as long as our little corner of life is more or less fine.  Yet nothing separates our little corner of life from everything else, and what at the moment seems…

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    Mutual Respect, Mutual Learning

    “To us, as caretakers of the heart of Mother Earth, falls the responsibility of turning back the powers of destruction. You yourself are the one who must decide. You alone – and only you – can make this crucial choice, to walk in honor or to dishonor your relatives. On your decision depends the fate of the entire World. Each of us is put here in this time and this place to personally decide the future of humankind. Did you think the Creator would create unnecessary people in a time of such terrible danger? Know that you yourself are essential to this world. Understand both the blessing and the burden…

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    Healing and growing through service

    “The underlying sense of uneasiness that we have now is actually a good thing: it is the expression of our sensitivity. Those who go through life without feeling ill at ease are unconscious. The uneasy feeling caused by our awareness holds tremendous potential for transformation. It is a treasure of energy that we can grasp with both hands and use to build something better. Indifference doesn’t lead anywhere.” ~ Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche Dear students and friends in yoga, What a remarkable time we are living in! Information of all kinds seeps in through every crack, even if we try to avoid it. Mental toxins are as disruptive to our well-being…