Summer break is officially over. Happy Fall.
We had a good retreat. I recommend practicing in paradise as soon as possible.
Paul and I discovered the joy in the three-hour practice.
We're already planning the next yogic escape. Stay tuned for that.
My summer sadhana was terrific.
Kurmasana (Tortoise pose), dropping back to Urdhva Dhanurasana (Wheel),
and Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana (Full Pigeon) all
became very close friends.
In my on-going quest of union with the divine I've enrolled
in the All-Faiths Seminary for this year. I'm looking forward to
expanding my practice in new ways.
Wanna see my reading list?
The Bhagavad Gita
The Holy Bible
Ram Dass; How Can I Help?
Raymond Fox; Elements of the Helping Process
Int'l Religious Foundation World Scripture A Comparative Anthology of Sacred Texts
Huston Smith; The World's Religions
Max Dimont; God, Jews and History
Joseph H Gelberman; Kabbalah as I See It
Paul Johnson; A History of Christianity
Frank S Mead; Handbook of Denominations in the United States
Suzanne Haneef; What Everyone Should Know About Islam and Muslims
Les Hixon; The Heart of the Koran
HINDUISM AND BUDDHISM
Swami Bhaktipada; The Heart of the Gita
W Rahula; What the Buddha Taught
NEW THOUGHT AND MEDITATION
Erik Butterworth; Discover the Power Within You
Ernest Holmes The Science of the Mind
SPIRITUAL HEALING AND COUNSELING
Louise Hay; You can Heal Your Life
Bernie Siegel; Love, Medicine, and Miracles
Victor Frankl; Man's Search for Meaning
George Weinberg; The Heart of Psychotherapy
DEATH AND DYING
Elizabeth Kubler Ross; On Death and Dying
Raymond Moody; Meetings at the Edge
Perry H Biddle Jr.; A Funeral Manual
Suzanna S Macombe; Joining Hands and Hearts
Angela Plum; An Interfaith Ministers' Manual
Foundation for Inner Peace A Course In Miracles
Swami Bhaktipapda; How to Love God
Susanne Fincher; Coloring Mandalas
Robert Gass; Chanting: Discovering the Spirit in Sound
Barbara Karnes; Gone From My Sight; The Dying Experience
Raymond Moody; Coming Back
Jeffrey Moses; Oneness
Patricia Love; What To Do When A Parents Love Rules Your Life
Amon Saakana; Saba African Origins of the Major World Religions
Alberto Villoldo; Shaman, Healer, Sage
Yogananda; The Autobiography of a Yogi
ANYTHING BY THE FOLLOWING AUTHORS;
The Dali Lama
Intense, right? Who knows how much blogging I'll do this year.
The mat will continue to roll out, a lot. No doubt about that.
Om Satgurunath Maharaj Ki Jai!