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Dec-2010

Shots and Thoughts fom Kripalu- #2

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Plato

Settling into Kripalu, I feel the love that exists here.  With the staff and teachers, sometimes 1,000 people co-habitate within these walls.  What could arise as obstables for me, personality differences, dorm-life, new schedules…I consider tests. Can I relax into this?  Is my belief about this person really true? How do I know? Just like me this person is suffering.  

Conscious communication is par for the course here, words are chosen carefully and no one uses cell phones in the halls or is aloud to drink here.  For the density of capacity, there is an incredible reverence at Kripalu, the potential to connect deeply with others and the space to practice silence and self-study. 

Though we all share a respect, openness, and a connection to Kripalu- this center is incredibly diverse, full of bright, unique and creative individuals.  Our physical bodies are all made of energy, which couuld get lodged and stuck.  Here we work to let our energy, our spirits, shine through our body and be free. This building and this body invite me to find spaciousness over and over again.  Through breath, nature, meditation, and asana, I invite sukha (happiness and ease). 

What is your practice to invite new space, clarity, centering?   May we be free!

JAI BHAGWAN

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  1. bk warrior /

    janey. i love reading about your experiences. i contemplate them and their relevance to life anywhere. i think about the yogis that i meet every day here in the city and their path as well as my own. i think about how lucky kirpalu is to have your gentle and ever compassionate spirit in their midst. thank you for helping to pass on these teachings as they were truly intended. “fierce determination” dharma says. i love you. namaste!

    • Jane /

      I love you Lisa! Thank you for teaching me too. Miss you! Namaste!

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