January 11, 2017

For 2 months I sat on my interview notes with Krishna Das. Sure, the holidays were afoot, my husband and I were traveling, and my daughter was home from college with her bunny, Tony, in tow. It would only have taken me about an hour or two to share my experience with the internationally known kirtan wallah, as he refers to himself.

I could not get into the frame of mind. Maybe it's because there was so much more to share other...

October 17, 2016

I fully expected to be standing at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia last night. It was a concert venue and General Admission tickets generally meant no seats. As a newly converted copious note taker, my plan was to sit on the floor instead of awkwardly stand with notebook and pen in hand while listening to the loved, yet controversial Pastor Rob Bell. 

When my husband and I arrived, the dark room was covered in stackable ma...

October 3, 2016

Rishikesh is an ancient town nestled between an untouched and wild northern Indian jungle and the holy Ganga river. Saints, sages, and seers have been coming here for literally millennia to meditate and seek enlightenment. Holy and serene, it is a special place of peace and tranquility.

Tens of thousands of Indians come each month on pilgrimage from tiny villages all over the country to see the temples, to bathe in Ganga and to...

September 26, 2016

Rishikesh is sometimes referred took as the home of yoga where people have practiced and mediated for thousands of years. Even the name Rishikesh means town of the saints, or the spiritually enlightened. People here talk a great deal about their spiritual journey and how they are seeking something. Meaning? Enlightenment? I'm not really sure where a spiritual journey leads or how you'll know when you've gotten there.

More than...

September 10, 2016

Moon Phases for the Month

Notes about September Moon Cycles:

This is a month of intensity, it is going to bring many issues to the surface in regards to your emotions and how you are dealing with them. Since we have a Solar Eclipse, Lunar Eclipse and then a Black Moon this month is all about personal emotional power. Be able to stand in it and not let it consume you.

New Moon in Virgo 09/01 – Key Concepts (Solar Eclipse): Embrace...

August 1, 2016

Teachers have the capacity to burn within us a hunger for knowledge, cultivate latent talents and lift us out of maya (illusion). They also leave us with silly memories.

One of my grade school teachers Mr. B., seemingly loved the cold. In the dead of winter, with snow cradling the ground, us students would shiver in his classroom where the tilting windows were opened - all of them. Occasionally, due to the uncontrollable shak...

July 27, 2016

It's been approximately 1,600 days since Tyler Lewke started his blog, Posts from the Path. In 2015, I read my first post by Lewke entitled “What is a Bhante Sujatha?” It was then that I discovered we shared a mutual friend, Buddhist monk, Venerable Bhante Sujatha.

“I received a letter from a man in Montana who’s been reading these posts for the last 2 years and said he had a burning question for me.'you talk about something ca...

July 7, 2016

Moon Phases for the Month:

New Moon in Cancer 07/04 – Key Concepts: Releasing the emotional baggage that draws you backwards. Stepping out of the safety net and experiencing new things. Creating new karma.

Full Moon in Capricorn 07/19 – Key Concepts: Completion of projects. This is a time for building “structures” or concepts to support you on your journey. Closing karmic chapters.

Aries: Mar 21 - Apr 20

Transition. This month lea...

June 24, 2016

If you asked me several months ago to write the top ten things I learned while I was in India, I would not have been able to do so. If you asked me to write a list of what I loved about India, I would not have been able to meet your request. If you asked me what in India scarred me, cracked my heart wide open, I would have been able to tell you experiences, but not the details, the depth that would have honored that journey.

Th...

June 1, 2016

Moon Phases for the Month:

New Moon in Gemini 06/04 – Key Concepts: Cleansing your thoughts and creating unity within self.

Full Moon in Sagittarius 06/20 – Key Concepts: Visualizing what needs to be accomplished in this life and recognizing balance.

Aries: Mar 21 - Apr 20

Life Path. This month presents an opportunity to revisit everything that you desire in life; see your true vision and bring it into existence. This is a time to...

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