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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Happy Apres Anahata Chakra Day!

Then came that Day when my Anahata Chakra opened…

Evening to be precise.

Brahmamuhurti (Yogic hour of God…sunset or sunrise) to be even more accurate. during those years i was the manager of the Center For Self Healing in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Santa Fe is a world-renown spiritual vortex which speeds up whatever Inner Work you may need to accomplish. ilg was at that time a pranic drunk; etherically gorging myself each day from the chronic smorgasbord of delectable world-class spiritual appetizers for which Fanta-Se was known. you name it? ilg was there; Rolfing, Yoga, Kundalini, Re-birthing, Astral Navigation, Zen Sessins, Tibetan energywork, Buddhist chanting, Feldenkrais, Cranio-Sacral, Past Life, Tarot, Sufi Dancing, Men’s Tribal Drumming…whatever it was? SIGN ME UP, baby!

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wax

“The only thing we really have is nowness, is now…” “The most effective ski wax i know is Mantra sync’d up with Elbow Grease…” – Coach Ilg breaks out the Wooden Planks for today’s “Wooden Ski Classic” at Vallecito Nordic Area… “I’ll be channeling Snowshoe Thompson for today’s race!”

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chenizeg

“It takes the utmost seriousness of intent to realize Self. I guess that’s why they call it mastery. Allow the energy in the hips to flow down through the legs and out the feet. The grounding is necessary for openings in other parts of the system. Or, just in this moment, you could fully drop into the heart and face death. What kind of fears does that bring up??? This is really serious stuff!!!! I bow to you in your intent. This would not be happening if the time was not ripe. Where does your fruit lie???”

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La Plata Canyon Nordic Ski Song….

Snowshoes on my back (5)
Skis beneath my slip-slide feet (7)
Mind surfs sky-like snow! (5)
– coach ilg
after today’s ski training up La Plata Canyon, 1*29*11
photo essay of 15 incredible Colorado mountain shots…

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taylor 2010

look closely at my skis and you’ll see a snot-soaked, Blessed Mala-swinging, levitating mOMent from last years’ Mt. Taylor Winter Quadrathlon which i attempt to defend in the Mixed Pairs category next month. Below, i counsel our Tribe’s most recent receiver of WF Blessed Training Mala and tell all current WF Blessed Mala yogi’s when my next Mala re-Empowerment Ritual will take place…

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shoulder opener

Tight Shoulders?

Tight Hips?

Mind that just won’t stop?

Can’t afford a season ski pass?

Wondering if you’ll be able to “podium” this year?

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