Announcing Winter Retreat 2018: Lean In


Join us for our annual winter retreat! Starting on Sunday, February 18th and ending on Sunday, February 25th, we will spend 8 days sharing prayer, yoga, meditation and inspiration online and in-person. THIS IS OUR MOST POPULAR EVENT OF THE YEAR! Our theme this year is "Leaning In", a recurring mantra in my discussions with … Continue reading Announcing Winter Retreat 2018: Lean In

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Day 9: Offerings and Dedication


Today is the last day of our retreat together! It has been such a pleasure to feel your presence with us as we work toward cultivating greater compassion. What caught your attention? What did you connect to? What practices will you integrate into your every-day, as ways to stay connected with our big, open, kind … Continue reading Day 9: Offerings and Dedication

Day 7: The Eye Contact Experiment


Dear Friends, Much of our winter retreat has been focused on internal practices, seeking the root of compassion in our own hearts. It is so important to connect to our inner source of wisdom & strength, and to know by our own investigation that the wellspring of loving kindness and compassion is infinite, limitless, boundless.  … Continue reading Day 7: The Eye Contact Experiment

Day 6: Compassionate Eyes


The way we look at the world determines our reality - and our inner reality determines our outlook. What do your eyes reveal about your inner world? Have you looked at yourself with kindness today? Have you given a kind glance to a stranger today? How can we share unconditional love, boundless equanimity, loving kindness, … Continue reading Day 6: Compassionate Eyes

Winter Retreat Day 4: Fierce Self-Love & Compassion


Today's offering comes from my dear spiritual mentor and friend on the path of awakening, Aditi Devi Ma. She has been contributing her teachings to our retreat since it began four years ago, and also teaches in the Denver/Boulder area. Her book, In Praise of Adya Kali: Approaching the Primordial Dark Goddess Through the Song … Continue reading Winter Retreat Day 4: Fierce Self-Love & Compassion

Winter Retreat Day 3: Compassion for Beginners


Real compassion begins when we are able to deeply empathize with the suffering of others. Compassionate action arises when we forsake our own comfort and happiness in exchange for that of others. For most people, this takes practice, and a firm resolve to benefit others. It also takes a generous amount of wisdom to understand … Continue reading Winter Retreat Day 3: Compassion for Beginners

Winter Retreat Day 2: Compassion is Contagious


Have you ever walked into a room and suddenly felt inexplicably happy? And then walked into a different room and felt agitated, or angry, or even depressed? I used to think it was all me, and then I learned about limbic resonance. I was receiving massage from someone I had never met before, and half-way … Continue reading Winter Retreat Day 2: Compassion is Contagious

Winter Retreat Day 1: Namaste


Namaste, loosely translated, means: "The divine in me sees the divine in you" Our practice for today comes from this ancient greeting used in India - when people meet, old friends, new acquaintances, casual greetings - they bring their hands together at their hearts, bow very slightly and say "Namaste" to each other. In the … Continue reading Winter Retreat Day 1: Namaste

Last Chance to Register for Winter Retreat 2017: Cultivating Compassion


Our nine-day contemplation/prayer/meditation fest starts TOMORROW...are you registered? Click here to register for a minimum donation of just $1 and get: PDF all about DIY retreat Backstage pass to audio and video teachings and meditation instruction A fresh take on spirituality and compassion EVERY DAY in your e-mail! Free admission to our live events happening … Continue reading Last Chance to Register for Winter Retreat 2017: Cultivating Compassion