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dry fishin

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…

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DL Most Popular – Are You Strong Enough To Doubt Your Doubt?

When we doubt our capacity to achieve or be something, we whittle away our precious stores of Trust, Faith, and Self-Confidence. For athletes, the most powerful ally we can bring to a Start Line is confidence…confidence borne from countless hours of training and inner work.

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Dear Dad, Welc(om)e Out of the Bardo

Dear Dad,

yesterday evening, squatting among the caddis flies next to the Sacred Animas River with Grandmother Moon rising …i concluded my final Bardo Meditations/Prayers/rebirth Visualizations for my you…

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Teaching Chi to Chi-ldren?  i’ll take that risk…

regardless of how STEEP, of how DIRECT is this Path of Transformation? we MUST continue placing one foot in front of the other…ever upward, ever inward, ever Go(o)dward…if feeble ilg is still doing it…i KNOW you can…let’s Begin Again tomorrow…and if we fall? Begin Again, and Again…and Endlessly Again until Enlightenment…

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Happy, Whole-ly Father’s Day!

Conscious Fatherhood; regardless of the in-wordable effort, sacrifice, and exhaustion can be a most fertile garden in which a human can cultivate compassion, fearlessness, and Divine Motivational Energy. Conscious Daddies Everywhere: If we keep our heart open – even during those frustrating times when we just want to start throwing furniture out the windows – the pain, worry, and effort might just turn out to be our greatest next handholds and footholds toward Enlightenment. It takes, however, a LOT of everyday Sacred Sweat, Focus, and Surrender. Mostly surrender.

– coach ilg, father of Dewachen

here is how i spent my day-before-Father’s Day…i have no idea what the girls have planned for me today…enjoy and Blessed be ALL CONSCIOUS PARENTS EVERYWHERE IN ALL REALMS….

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Falls Creek Dharma Duathlon

one day, i’m writing another book; The Healing Energies of Singletrack…

whatever ails thee, a go(o)d dose of singletrack, taken consistently and without iPods, will heal.

i promise…from over 3 decades of direct experience. don’t complicate healing. just get out, breathe, and be.

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Even Buddha died…

Published on Apr 06, 2011 by in Dharma Teaching, Teachings

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buddha

whenever i get feeling like i want to blow off difficulty; be it holding a yoga pose, holding a wheel in front of me during cycling, holding my tongue during a difficult relationship moment, holding the choice between entertainment and inner-attainment? you know what what i force myself to consider?

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Ananda Toes The Start Line of a Triathlon, Plus; Chapman Hill is Durango’s Maker Hill of Champions…

I can’t say that “i’ve always dreamed of skiing with a daughter on winter afternoons in my hometown..” However, ilg’s gotta admit; this works too. I’ve lived in Durango most of my life…yet, sometimes, in mOMents like this one? i gotta pinch myself to see if i’ve not already ascended to some Heavenly Realm of the Buddha…i swear, in Durango the rivers, creeks, trees, snow, and birds all seem to me to sing the Dharma in the most seductive of ways…

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