Tag Archives: Dharma

El Esclavo, The Slave


I did a card reading the other night to gain some clarity on issues of Abundance.  I’ve been working hard with prosperity meditations for a few months now, both to increase the flow of that energy in my own life and to prepare for an upcoming workshop I have on the topic here in Nicaragua.

I’ve seen a real increase in the energy of abundance, prosperity, and creativity since I committed to actively working the combination of  kriyas, meditations, and asana practice I’ve designed.  I’ve also experienced an increase in feelings of gratitude as well as an ability to recognize the energy of abundance when it does enter my life.  So often, I feel that this “plenty,” which really is a divine right for all, enters so stealthily into our lives that it’s very easy to take for granted unless you are practicing stillness, awareness, and gratitude.  Read the rest of this entry

At Home Yoga Retreat


Recently, I had an opportunity to attend a 10 day Vipassana retreat in Northern Nicaragua.  For those unfamiliar with Vipassana, it is a form of silent meditation that is normally taught over a ten day silent retreat.  The schedule for the days is long, with meditation beginning at 4:30 in the morning and lasting about 10 hours each day.  Wow!   On top of that, meals are sparse.  As I’m still not feeling 100% myself, I opted to retreat at another time in the future when I am up to such a rigorous schedule.

However, I was inspired by the idea of a retreat, and opted instead to design and implement a yoga and meditation retreat right where I am.  “Meet yourself where you are,” is one of the lessons that I continue to re-learn throughout my life.  Read the rest of this entry