Anna

Anna Maria-Melo, Portugal   This pandemic developed in several phases. In the beginning, I was afraid. Afraid to contact my grandchildren, my daughter-in-law, who was pregnant, and my friends. In June, things got better but my son Sérgio twisted his foot when skating with the kids in Algarve. I was worried of course! Márcia was…

Gratitude for family

Aaron Ingalls Boulder Colorado, USA   I was recently asked how my life has changed since covid, and after much thought I came to the conclusion that my day to day life really has not changed much. I am very grateful for this as I know many, many lives have changed drastically and probably not…

Barbara

Barbara Glanznig Telluride, Colorado (USA)   I am an Austrian who lives in a small town in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Traveling was always a huge part of my life and I would hop on a plane for work, to visit my family in Europe, my teachers in India, my friends etc. Since March…

a little light

My name is Kusuma and I live in Sebastopol with my husband Tobias. This year is our ten year anniversary together, also marking ten years since I met Acharya ‘by chance’. It’s Thanksgiving week here in America and there is a lot to be grateful for. 2020 is the year my dream came true. I’ve…

By heart

~ Post by Stacey in Portugal   Yoga Sūtra Aphorism 1.12 अभ्यास-वैराग्याभ्यां तत् निरोधः। abhyāsa-vairāgyābhyāṃ tat nirodhaḥ।   abhyāsa – practice vairāgya – detachment tat – that, this nirodha – restraining    I started reciting the Yoga Sūtra aphorisms while watering the garden in the afternoon to help build my confidence in the classes. Then…

An Invitation

  Dear JYP participants,   We are inviting each of you to create a short blog post. As we see more of each other in the Sadvidya zoom room, it seems only fitting to get to know one another better. With this in mind, we’re asking that each of you write a blog post covering:…

And the People Stayed Home

From Lisa in Ashland   Just as with the process of dying and losing those we love, we have an opportunity in which we get clear on what to let go of……. the materials, things, commitments, habits, behaviors, busyness and people that keep us from what is most important and focus on what matters most…

The Noble Qualities

    Classes have begun in the outdoor classroom around the corner from the usual JP Nagar classroom. 40 participants from around the world are receiving these direct teachings on, “The Noble Qualities.”      “What is the practicals class expected for noble qualities?  Stillness. All noble qualities stem from stillness and lead to stillness.”  …