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May 25, 2020

What I remember most was how quickly I was able to accept what was happening.

An eastward swing down Porter Street, a long residential mediary between two busy thoroughfares, offers an easy and enjoyable tree-lined descent to cyclists with a modicum of common sense....

May 16, 2020

There is a lot of talk about resilience these days - the capacity to recover from difficulties. Since Covid-19 landed among us, we have had to respond, adapt, and adjust in various ways. 

I came across the following paragraph which I found helpful: 

“We often talk about t...

May 3, 2020

Darkness creeps in when the sun goes away

And fades away when the sun returns

Our internal darkness also cannot stay

In the presence of the light

Of Krishna's name

Which is like the sun for our soul

For our interior pieces and places

To keep them warm, happy and fearless

When w...

April 20, 2020

There is a great verse in the Bhagavad-gita that speaks to balance. “He who is regulated in his habits of eating, sleeping, recreation and work can mitigate all material pains by practicing the yoga system.” Ch.6.17

And we know from practical experience that when things...

April 17, 2020

“Grief and gratitude are kindred spirits, each pointing to the beauty of what is transient and given to us by grace.” (Patricia Campbell Carlson)
 

We’re living in a time of paradox. The pandemic has trespassed all national borders. Tragically, thousands have died, and m...

April 13, 2020

How far am I from that place 

Which I hold sacred 

And dear to my heart?  

It is said, "where there is 

A will, there is a way." 

And I am on this way, step by step.  

This way is manifested by time, 

space, life air, and conviction. 

And is made of the soun...

April 6, 2020

I’ve been wondering how, aside from staying home, I can be of service to those for whom the coronavirus pandemic has become an all too reasonable source of dread.

Jess, a good friend and fellow yoga teacher who’s been studying the Bhagavad-gita with me for a long time, r...

March 31, 2020

The Extraordinary Prayers of Queen Kunti

Listen here to a soothing recitation of these deep and heartfelt prayers. May they bring us comfort and hope in these trying times. 

March 19, 2020

Here are some ideas to help you make the most of your time at home during this coronavirus work/ travel restriction. It's a great opportunity to have family time with kids, or if you're single, to have extra time for hearing and chanting. 

Most of them can be done togeth...

March 17, 2020

In these trying times of Coronavirus, many will be forced to make changes in their lives, some temporary, some long term. As we take shelter of Krishna, and deepen our dependance on Him, the following blog gives some valuable guidance for internal and external simplicit...

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