The Triple Gem

The Triple Gem – The Three Jewels, also called the Three Treasures, Three Refuges, Precious Triad, or most commonly the Triple Gem Pali: त्रिरत्न, are the three things that Buddhists take refuge in, and look toward for guidance, in the process known as taking refuge. The Three Jewels are: ⁕Buddha ⁕Dharma ⁕Sangha (Wikipedia) I take…

On suffering

“Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before–more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.” Charles Dickens Ahh pain. Suffering. What is it? How do the two differ?…

Surrender to the divine – Ishvara Pranidhana

Ishvara Pranidhana Va ईश्वर-प्रणिधान Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.23 From a special process of devotion and letting go into the creative source from which we emerged (ishvara pranidhana), the coming of samadhi is imminent. (ishvara pranidhana va) “Worship does not mean offering flowers. It means offering your heart To the vast mystery Of the universe. It…

A Yoga Practice for Grief

So, have you ever felt your heart break? Just right open? You know that sensation you feel. Physically. Is it sharp or dull? Does it run deep towards the pit of your stomach or high up in your throat making it so that you can’t breathe? I’ve felt it before. I’ve seen people suffer physical…