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Why I quit drinking. And other thoughts on rest.

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons Early Autumn 2019 | Reflections on the Practice of Sabbath Why I quit drinking. And other thoughts on rest... I've got a personal reflection to share with you. But first, let me tell you why... The Yoga Church community—of which you are a dear member—is diverse. We come ... (Continue Reading)

By |October 27th, 2019|Categories: Sabbath, Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|

Early Autumn Part 4: Who Am I Becoming?

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons Early Autumn 2019 | A Mature Sense of Spirituality We become who we practice becoming. This idea has become a refrain that I repeat over and over and over again. Yoga teacher and author Donna Farhi says that we can only judge the effectiveness of our practice ... (Continue Reading)

Early Autumn Part 3: Turning Toward the Light

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons Early Autumn 2019 | A Mature Sense of Spirituality Last week (click here if you missed part 2) we talked about identity and explored what it means to live in connection with the Eternal in the midst of everyday life. I ended the sermon with a short ... (Continue Reading)

Early Autumn Part 2: Something Beyond Death

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons Early Autumn 2019 | A Mature Sense of Spirituality It's Sunday morning and I've got a new sermon for you. Before we dive in though, I want to thank you for sharing your heart with me. This past week I've heard from people going through divorce, people ... (Continue Reading)

Spiritual Practices for the Fall Equinox

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons Spiritual Practices for the Fall Equinox A few years ago I asked my students to share something about how this time of year makes them feel. Several people expressed how much they love the fall. They were excited about sweaters and warm soup. But one woman raised ... (Continue Reading)

By |September 22nd, 2019|Categories: Autumn, Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|Tags: , , , |

May all beings be happy and free

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons. June 30th, 2019 The Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu Mantra Watch: or Listen: or Read: Prayer offers us a way to respond when awful things happen. Telling someone you’ll pray for them can be a way of offering comfort and support. In the public ... (Continue Reading)

The Purnamadah Mantra

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons. June 23rd, 2019 The Purnamadah Mantra Watch: or Listen: or Read: At the center of the Isha Upanishad, which is an ancient Hindu scripture, are 6 verses that describe two aspects of reality—Unity and Multiplicity. In a commentary on this Upanishad Sri Aurobindo ... (Continue Reading)

The Gayatri Mantra

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons. June 16th, 2019 The Gayatri Mantra Watch: or Listen: or Read: I’ve spent the better part of my adult life searching for a spiritual home that could feel completely and authentically mine. But I’m coming to accept the fact that I’m not going ... (Continue Reading)

the Asatoma Sadgamaya Mantra

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons. June 9th, 2019 I don't know if you saw my instagram post earlier this week... I shared about a hard moment transformed by mantra. I was reacting to something difficult and about to spiral into a negative story. But I remembered the hrdayam mantra from last Sunday's sermon and instead of ... (Continue Reading)

By |June 9th, 2019|Categories: Mantra, Meditation, Nature, Practice, Scripture, Spirituality, Yoga, Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|