The records of a travel-worn satchel…

The records of a travel-worn satchel…

In this mortal frame of mine which is made of a hundred bones and nine orfices there is something, and this something is called a wind-swept spirit for lack of a better name, for it is much like a thin drapery that is torn and swept away at the slightest stir of the...
Hatha Yoga, The Foundation of Tantra

Hatha Yoga, The Foundation of Tantra

Hatha yoga is an important science. In ancient times it was practised for many years as a preparation for higher states of consciousness. Now, however, the real purpose of this great science is being forgotten altogether. The hatha yoga practices that were designed by...

Asana – hatha yoga pradipika – Chapter 1 – Verse 17

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Quiet friend who has come so far

Part Two, Sonnet XXIX Quiet friend who has come so far, feel how your breathing makes more space around you. Let this darkness be a bell tower and you the bell. As you ring, what batters you becomes your strength. Move back and forth into the change. What is it like,...

A Letter to Rachel – Ram Dass

Dear Steve and Anita, Rachel finished her work on earth, and left the stage in a manner that leaves those of us left behind with a cry of agony in our hearts, as the fragile thread of our faith is dealt with so violently. Is anyone strong enough to stay conscious...