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Progression to a Smart Cataranga

Posted on: May 9th, 2017 No Comments

The Guru Within: The Turtle Power of Self-Trust

“To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do, you will sink and drown. Instead, You relax, and float.”
~ Alan Watts


Most of us on the path of self-study encounter signposts along the way directing us to “Trust the Guru Within”. Mo st of us realize this is easier said than done. In this post, I detail ways to develop self-trust through pratyahara, and embrace our own “turtle power”. Click this link for full article which is published on Share Yoga.


Posted on: November 4th, 2016 No Comments

Reading List

Buddha’s Brain: The Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom, Dr. Rick Hanson

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, Dr. Robert Sapolsky

Meditation Made Easy, Lorin Roche

A Gradual Awakening, Stephen Levine

Start Where You Are, A Guide to Compassionate Living, Pema Chodron

The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation, Thich Nhat Hanh

Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh

A Path With Heart, Jack Kornfield

Posted on: August 20th, 2016 No Comments

Dharma and the Nine Distractions

Posted on: February 6th, 2016 No Comments

Courage: The Heart of the Matter

Most of us think Courage is synonymous with bravery. In fact, dictionaries often use bravery as the very definition of courage. Historically however, courage derives from the Latin word Cor which means heart. It was the twelfth century French who first coined the term Courage extrapolating it from their word for heart, Couer. They defined Courage as heart focus, innermost feelings. Over the course of time, the definition of courage morphed to be defined as we know it today, as bravery….“the ability to do something that frightens one”, “strength in the face of pain or grief” and “overcoming fear”. Get full blog at

Posted on: August 20th, 2015 No Comments