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Naropa Notes;  “Gompa ma yin, kompa yin,”….Meditation is not; getting used to IS!

Remember: A method is only a means, not the meditation itself. It is through practicing the method skillfully that you reach the perfection of that pure state of total presence, which is the real meditation. There is a revealing Tibetan saying: “Gompa ma yin, kompa yin,” which means literally: “ Meditation is not; getting used to is.” It means that meditation is nothing […]

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15-minutes. Opens with crazy beautiful GoPro footage of my Inline Skate workout with local Mountain Yogi extraordinaire Adam “The Brit” Gaubert as we skate the famous Animas River Trail then into the steep hills.  It’s there where your feeble ilg nearly lost control on a 18% downhill!     OUR TEMPLE HAS AND WILL BE […]

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GOT THE “W” at OPHIR PASS RACE again! after uh, like 3 decades!!!!

    SOOOOOO STOKED!   Might have just made the World Record for LONGEST TIME BETWEEN OVERALL WINS IN THE SAME RACE:   Nearly 30 YEARS AGO i won this precious, hallowed high Colorado pass race and could NOT BE MORE HONORED to SHARE the WIN with Race Director Pete “The Legend” Dahlie who CRUSHED the MTB […]

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might be a World Record!?!?

Published on Oct 04, 2020 by in ilg's vLog, Racing, Teachings

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so, this morning? ilg earned this… one of – if the THE – most coveted Trophies any true Mountain Runner could ever dream of holding:  The Ophir Pass Hillclimb Trophy (which is simply one of a billion jillion scree/talus rocks at the     this precious pic is of ilg and Pete Dahlie; the LEGEND […]

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pic by Jenni Annesi of Dewa putting the screws to an undefeated girl from a much larger city/program during Ouray’s Quad XC Meet on Thursday… Dewa would go on to win wire-to-wire in Her first ever Overall Victory in XC Running! pic by Jenni Annesi of Dewa and Daddy/Coach after Dewa’s amazing WIRE TO WIRE […]

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  pic by ilg, L-R:  Podium Girls from Durango at Ouray Invitational;  Bryn, Dewa, Iyumi.  footage of their amazing race (see Results below) appears on my ilgVlog75,  publishing at 7:30a MST, Monday, Sept 21, 2020.   Steve Ilg YouTube Channel.        

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Parkour at 12,400’+; 4 Peaks/2 Hours w/Dewa! what a Sacred HONOR it was to – after nearly 15 years – revisit my old h(om)etown of Santa Fe with Dewa and just SLAM the CHI across 4 of ilg’s once go-to high peaks in just over 2 hours! most memorable m(om)ent… nearly 60 year-old ilg and […]

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join ilg LIVE for weekly vLog #73 premiering Monday 7:15a MST Steve Ilg on YouTube “Your body is a masterpiece, intricate in function, unique in its mix of attributes and abilities. Give praise – you are wonderfully, singularly made!” ― Steve Ilg, Be-Good-To-Your-Body Therapy (1992/Abbey Press) still in 13 languages, worldwide *** pic: upc(om)ing Vlog capture by feeble […]

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