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The most essential point of the meditation posture is to keep the back straight, like “an arrow” or “a pile of golden coins.” The “inner energy,” or prana , will then flow easily through the subtle channels of the body, and your mind will find its true state of rest. Don’t force anything. The lower […]

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ilg’s celebration and awards presentation at the DUST2 Fat Bike Race this morning   And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. – Nietzche got the Win this morning at the highest elevation Fat Tire Bike Race ilg has ever done:  Start Line was […]

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  Getting ready for my pre-Race (http://navajoyes.org/2017/09/18/2017-chuska-challenge/), 3-minute full body immersion into a -220 degree nitrogen vapor bath at CryoMedSpa! NOTHING fires up our entire 5-Elements* like weekly Chill Sessions! All the pros are doing it, why not You?! Fact: Ilg will be speaking on the myriad benefits of Cryotherapy especially as it relates to […]

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notes fr(om) my Rinpoche at Naropa University many, many moons ago yet notes your feeble teacher of no-thing has not forgotten:   “When you meditate, keep your mouth slightly open as if about to say a deep, relaxing “Aaah.” By keeping the mouth slightly open and breathing mainly through the mouth, it is said that […]

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Totally beautiful to see such a great turn-out for the world-premier of my “Zazen, Soft Serve” Meditation Class tonight at Durango Rec Center!! we covered the 7-Pivotal Points of establishing a strong Sitting Posture, eased over some dharma understanding, AND did a Zazen sesh w/adjustments…everyone really seemed to appreciate our time together and the teachings! […]

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  Even Buddha died. His death was a teaching to shock the naive, the indolent, and the complacent, to wake us up to the truth that everything is impermanent and death an inescapable fact of life. As he was approaching death, Buddha said: Of all footprints That of the elephant is supreme. Of all mindfulness […]

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Attending Sunday Service: First Chair at Purgatory. Our Reverend Father Bluebird Sky and Fresh Snow Mother Earth. Hallowed be Their Grace… Blessed Be Thy Sacred Sweat! Feeble ilg reckons that i had to learn what it takes to become an author of several (non-self published, but real) books, so too must a skier, runner, dancer, […]

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  Sacred Effort happened…1st Place AG, 6th Overall at Snow Mountain Stampede 50k…3 hours, 57 minutes of high end Bardo Training! we had to cross country ski UP 7k of an alpine ski resort after racing 40k’s in whiteout conditions…too tired to write more … THANK YOU ALL who contributed monetarily and/or spiritually to this […]

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