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THE WF EPITAPH SERIES #1; A Meditation Exercise

“That goodness is what survives death, a fundamental goodness that is in each and every one of us. The whole of our life is a teaching of how to uncover that strong goodness, and a training toward realizing it.” – Sogyal Rinpoche, My earliest formative spiritual training was the Tibetan Mountain Lineage. That Path has […]

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Temple Gong; Warrior Down. DL honors Ryan Shay

Flagstaff Running Warrior Ryan Shay leads a pack on his way to a 7th-place finish in the 10,000m at the 2002 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.(Photo: Alison Wade/New York Road Runners) *** Words for one of our own, who hit the Bardo in perhaps the Most Noble Way any of us who refuse to […]

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Of Summits and Samsara

“Things will never be perfect. How could they be? We are still in samsara*. Even when you have chosen your master and are following the teachings as sincerely as you can, you will meet difficulties and frustrations, contradictions and imperfections. Don’t succumb to obstacles and tiny difficulties. These are often only ego’s childish emotions. Don’t […]

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Brea(d)th of Fire; Portal of Pain

Published on Oct 24, 2007 by in Bardo Training

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Brea(d)th of Fire; Portal of Pain

“I cannot pretend I always practice bodhichitta,but it does give me tremendous inspiration.Deep inside me, I realize how beneficial it is.That is all.”– Dalai Lama ***Bodhi = Awakechitta = consciousness the term, Bodhichitta is generally translated as, “Awakened Heart” most of the Spiritual Fitness Warriors attracted to Wholistic Fitnesscome to this Pathwith Bodhichittaat one Level […]

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It Really Depends Upon Where You Feel The Importance Is…

coach in Ardha Matsyendrasana; one of those great “Karmic Keys” into the often painful, barbed wire intensity of my hips. this and the photo of Ananda and i in Vashisthasana variation (below) by Melissa Grimes. *** i realize that most men my age have already invested most of their energy, training time, and well; lives […]

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(Learning to) Stop And Smell The Roses + Beginner Questions and Answers

“To imagine that Zen is mysterious is the first grave mistake which many make about it.”– D.T. Suzuki photo by Ananda; ilg stops while fitness walking with Ananda to consider the far-better-than-perfume fragrance radiating from a rose in our neighborhood. Postural note; most ‘grown ups’ make the same fatal mistake in smelling flowers as they […]

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Plan For Your Future; Mountain Yogi style!

Planning for the future is like going fishing in a dry gulch;Nothing ever works out as you wanted, so give up all your schemes and ambitions.If you have got to think about something—Make it the uncertainty of the hour of your death.GYALSÉ RINPOCHE photo 1; fishing for new rock climbing routes; Joshua Tree National Monument. […]

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