Listening to the Inner Fire

Alex : To receive empowerment in the Vajrayana tradition doesn’t mean that someone grants you the power to escape from your life, or to override and control things you don’t like; rather, it helps you tap into the power you inherently possess, to surrender utterly to your unique life, which is the only gateway in the … Continued

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The Muses

Avi: Of all the gods and spirits honoured in Western antiquity, only the muses remain with us in everyday public discourse. Artists often say that their greatest work does not come from their own being, but from inspiration that is channeled through them. A muse is a personification of this phenomenon, the being who impregnates the … Continued

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Healthy Empowerment

Jude: Many of us have learned to make ourselves small; To avoid ruffling feathers, to fit in, to find the path of least resistance in a chaotic and unpredictable world.  We may even have negative associations with power, especially if we’ve been victims to abuses of power.  But there’s a healthy side to power;  A sense … Continued

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Building Resiliency for Stress

Katrina: Today’s practice will use body awareness to build a space of resourcefulness and resiliency, and then experiment with taking in small sips of minor life stressors to see if we can move the sensations that arrive through us a little more freely.

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Empowerment and Surrender

Kevin: To paraphrase Oliver Burkeman, from a certain perspective we can say that our lives are made up of what we pay attention to. And I’d go so far as to add that it also consists of how we pay attention! I’ve noticed, over the course of that past several years (or decades?) that I’ve developed the habit of … Continued

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