A Talk on Moksha Shiva

Given during the installation of a new Shiva murti at the WYC’s 45th Anniversary Celebration (I invite you to change any reference of ‘as a school’ to ‘as seekers’ so that you feel included, because you are!) Moksha means Truly Free—what does true freedom look like/mean? In this form of Shiva there is a graceful …

Fleeting opportunities

The Royal Empress tree that resides outside my window graces us yearly with a few weeks of beautiful purple bell flowers. They are now falling one by one and the leaves are beginning to turn the purple landscape greener every day. I find each year this tree encourages me to appreciate the short breath of …

A Year in Review

Looking back on the year 2016 lays out an impressive display. There are an incredible amount of highs and lows– immense growth and learning, plenty of mistakes and acting less than ideal, Joy beyond all joy, and hardship we never saw coming. Life is full, and to be grateful for the whole spectrum of encounters takes …

Introspection

Hot heat sears the skin and creates a great thirst. Hot anger lashes out looking for where we can lay the blame. Cooling rain can only bring momentary relief if one’s blood continues to boil. It has been a quintessential hot, sticky summer in New York. It has been a charged season full of debate, collective introspection and worthy struggle. I’ve just returned from two …

Divine Mother

An ode to the Divine Mother in all of us By design, the mother is selfless, devoted to the wellbeing of another. Selflessness leaves you transparent. This is tricky to write about because this is a razor’s edge. On one side is the being seen through, used, unappreciated, submissive, hidden from sight. But on the …