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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….

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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…

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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

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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…

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10 ways to teach Compassion to Kids

Way #1: Recognize (and appreciate!) that our kids are actually here to teach compassion to US boring, jaded, and temperamental adults. (I’m talking about myself here…mostly…)

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Creating a sacred space

One of the first challenges to a DIY at-home spiritual retreat is that it’s AT HOME. How can I meditate when the dogs are climbing over me, the baby is crying, the sink is full of dishes and the phone…

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Announcing Winter Retreat 2017!

Dear Friends, I am so excited to announce the theme for our 4th annual Winter Retreat: Cultivating Compassion. In a world that seems so divided, with stressful news being reported everyday, and escalating rates of violence, particularly hate crimes –…

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Watch this 4 minute video: what an amazing year for the Homestead!

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The Rose in the Fire

“And all shall be well and All manner of things shall be well¬† When the tongues of flame are in-folded Into the crowned knot of fire And the fire and the rose are one.”¬† –T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets Throughout Four…

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Winter Retreat Day 1: Surrendering to LOVE

How to begin a nine day retreat centered on LOVE? Where to start with our collective exploration of such a vast topic as LOVE? Let Rumi’s words point the way: surrender. Surrender is not failure, giving in is not giving…

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