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“It is only through devotion, and devotion alone, that you will realize the absolute truth.”

pic by ilg of my Rinpoche/Daughter Dewachen during a run of a sacred Native American vortex outside of Los Alamos, NM a couple of years ago Just as Buddha said that of all the buddhas who attained enlightenment, not one accomplished it without relying on the master, he also said: “It is only through devotion, […]

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pic by Dewachen Ilg (10)…the Mayor of Leadville, CO Greg Labbe awarding Steve Ilg his Silver Medal/Glass, Saturday, after the 15th Annual Leadville Loppet, an American Birkebeiner qualifier. Native Durango outdoor athlete and outdoor performance coach/author/yoga teacher Steve Ilg (55) was the only skier to represent Durango at the 15th Annual Leadville Loppet – now […]

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Student Quote Of The Week: Coach, I am hardly worthy to bow to your wisdom, knowledge and energy, but I do so. Decades ago, I was a member of your Tribe and would join again, if permitted to do so.   I remember reading your first book and it totally blew me away. I was […]

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pic by Ray Dielo of the Silverton Standard (one of the longest running newspapers on Turtle Island!) as i lead out the marquee-names of distance running down historic Blair Street, Silverton, CO last Saturday.   2018 8th Annual Winter Warrior 10k OVERALL RACE CHAMPIONS (thanks to Durango Nordic Club!) held on Saturday, Feb. 10th at […]

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pic by Sandra Lee of daddy ilg warming down the Daughter Who Chose To C(om)e Through Ilg after her surreal effort at the 2015 Chama Chile Classic where Dewa at 8 years-old took out all higher aged aged athletes to finish on the overall podium….

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pic by ilg; the Precious Rinpoché Dewachen, at 11,578′ today,  saying before this pic, “SERIOUSLY DADDY!?!?  You are taking ANOTHER PICTURE when we COULD be SKIING!?!??!”  pic by ilg :   Dewa KILLIN’ another finish to another Black Diamond cuz, well?  (Black) Diamonds are a (Colorado) Girl’s Best Friend!   working on squaring our shoulders to the […]

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2018 not being too mean…

Published on Jan 28, 2018 by in Racing, Teachings

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2018 not being too mean…

2018 Race Results thus far… 5th Place Overall, 2nd AG; Fall Creek Nordic Hillclimb (classic ski), Wolf Creek Pass, CO. January 7, 2018. 1,800′ of vert in 3.7 miles to 11,703′ 3rd Place Overall, 2nd AG; Fall Creek Nordic Hillclimb (skate ski), Wolf Creek Pass, CO. January 7, 2018. 1,800′ of vert in 3.7 miles to 11,703′ 3rd […]

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  Well kids, your feeble ilg finished 2nd Overall in the Twilight Series/SnowMaster category tonight. This 3-week BattleDance raged over crazy courses using the Wintersports of Snowshoeing, Fat Tire Cycling, and tonight’s Nordic Skiing. Kudo’s to Twilight Series Winner; Shaun! though ilg slayed Shaun tonight in the Nordic Ski (ask him, he’ll admit!), ’twas not […]

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