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Most Noble Sangha,

for those of you into world-class road racing with a Durango Connection, check out this killer 4-minute video on Tour de France sensation, Durango’s own; Tommy Danielson…followed up by a nifty Coach Ilg discount for cyclists:

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yup…only in Durango…you show up for the ‘slow’ B ride and find yourself doing battle up 2 x 700′ climbs over 35 miles at 20+mph with no less than Shonny Vanlandingham …riding her MOUNTAIN BIKE! gotta love this town! insane intensity is us!

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Most Noble Sangha… what a(nother) amazing day here in the Bubble… my early morning Practice was saturated with pranic waves of inner depth and Divine vibration…which is not always the case…in fact, still, a lot of my personal Practices remain mere Grunt Work, trusting in the Higher Ones that they are registering my feeble yet […]

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Wolf Creek; final ski day with 16″ of fresh Pow, baby!!!

yet on days like today when it’s time for a final farewell to the OM-sounds from chairlifts
servicing such puja as these sacred snows?
it’s all Go(o)d baby…
it’s all God…

get out and do…
the Bardo comes quicker than we think…
and what a precious Plane(t)
we have to immerse within…

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…why are mine the only ski tracks now poised in splendid juxtaposition
with the forlorn, empty, entropic lifts?
what happens to the brash and verve of the young
when the lifts simply stop?
too lazy to crave the pines in soliloquy?

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remember i told you that Durango’s Tad Elliot – son of Mike…my ski coach who you read about in my books – won America’s biggest nordic race; the Birkebeiner….well, i found this fantastic post race
interview with Tadd and his two American podium shareholders talking about breaking ski poles, course conditions, and ‘amping up’ those Norwegian dudes… Tad’s interview skills are getting polished by the victory,
giving up for his ski maker and his grinder…check it if you’re into such nordic warriorism:

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It’s only a minute…and might? just Change your Day…perhaps your Week…perhaps your entire Karma if you Get The Wisdom of a Chi-ld Warrior….and then choose to Live The Teachings thus imparted….

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so, when the chronic crush of negativity, aggression, and turbulent emotions arise in what my ego self calls, “the mediocrity of Fatherhood,” ilg HAS TO use Mindfulness as my go-to Protector for not creating more black karma

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