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what householder yogi ilg must now put up with…

there are two Paths which lead up the steepest of all terrain toward the Highest of all possible summits (and ilg can speak here from direct experience): one is the renunciate/easier Path…

the other?

is the Householder Path…

take today, for instance…

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This M(om)ent;   “I want a mountain…a wonderful, waterfall mountain…”   Dewa’s Santa List and other hole shots from the Shambala of the San Juans

after a morning of chopping wood, cranking Mantra, i had to lower the testosterone inherent to operating such things as chain saws, 8lb Colton Splitting Axes, sledges and a half-cord of wild wood to soften into being a bodyworker…so, into the Zendo i went and the subsequent transformation from Yang to Yin

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Chop Wood, Carry Chi!   today’s peleton was a wholistic ideal to yesterdays’ cycling peleton!

what ilg loves most about being a WF yogi?
the mind-bending versatility…
as we play in the peletons of cyclists, runners, asana-addicted yogis, skiers, gym rats, you-name-it,

the WF Yogi remains lofted above all…fearless of none, capable of standing side-by-side any sport and/or physiologic specific athlete/warrior..yet,

few are able to tread the versatile terrain which is the very yoga mat of the WF Warrior Yogi! c’mon, you won’t believe my day today….or the pics…

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emma dosckiz

i first met Emma, daughter of John and Jewels Doskicz when she was 5 years old. John, as some of you may know, owns the incredible Vertical Relief climbing gym and Northern Arizona Yoga Center in Flagstaff, AZ where i used to teach. i would like all of you to make it a part of your Svadhyaya (spiritual study) to read the letter Emma wrote me below and then do i want did: contribute. Doing so, is certainly karmic fodder for the WF 3rd Lifestyle Principle; Appropriate Action.

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Picking Apples among the Sacred Topography of September…

as i lay prostrate upon Mother Earth in an attempt to photograph the stupa-like, bare-heiny’d figure of Dewa beneath the generous-in-death dying of an apple tree, even feeble ilg began to realize that this Fatherhood Journey of mine connects me ike an eon-old phurba to all my kind Teachers, Deities, and Guides of my past as well as to the Ancient yogis, saints, and compassionate actions-no-matter-what of practitioners. though my ego would have preferred the path of hermit than to the endless ricocheting of schedules and time/energy demands inherent to being the householder yogi ilg now finds himself in…all i can say is that i sense beyond the shadow of a Buddha, that these daze/days are in fact, sacred topography upon the map of my ever-evolving Soul..and that all my outer Pilgrimages give birth again and again to an inner pilgrimage far more sacred, far more subtle, far more exquisite than my feeble incarnation can even imagine to place before thee in word or form or action of any kind…

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py pony

can you just puh-LEEEZE try to even tell me how much you love, adore, worship our Treasured Warrioress Ph.D PY?!? just fresh (read; DESTROYED) from finishing her second of Three WF Sacred Pilgrimages in one year (Mt. Taylor, Imogene), PY was THIS STOKED about getting back to Kinlani and taking to arm (errr….legs) her new and WELL EARNED pony….she writes:

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This M(om)ent…Labor(less) Day, Conscious Parenting, WF Challenge Test, & Cub Scout Stir Fry

The exhaustion and sacrifice – personally and financially – inherent to Consciously Parenting a chi-ld is astoundingly lopsided on the fatigue and i’m-going-to-start-throwing-furniture-through-the-window exasperation yet even more astoundingly, confound-ably, and Divinely balanced by mere m(om)ents when even the sun and stars fade into a whirling stillness of inner brightening as your chi-ld becomes that Great Mirror of All Teachers, All Gurus, All Lama’s, All Rinpoche’s, all Traditions, all-trees, mists, mountains, flowers, fish, stones, and streams. Within their stream-entry of egoic-free laughters, the cosmos chuckle and such beauty as God is known in thy very cells causing my heart to re-ignite my own stumbling toward Enlightenment…

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gaden shartse monks

Gaden Shartse monks working on a Chenrezig Mandala at Open Shutter Gallery, downtown Durango today…Tomorrow evening, the Mandala will then be offered into the sacred waters of the Animas River…the Teaching is of Impermanence…

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