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Finding Refuge

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons Late Fall 2020 HERE I AM. Take a breath and say it to yourself: Here I am. What's happening in your life right now? Take another breath and let's say it together: Here we are. HERE WE ARE. We're heading into the darkest part of the year (sunset is happening around 4:30pm up north where I live), The global pandemic continues to rage on. In fact, numbers are climbing, The holidays are coming and there's nothing normal about how we'll be able to celebrate them, In the US, presidential politics continue to confound, And ... (Continue Reading)

By |2020-11-13T15:32:32-08:00November 13th, 2020|Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|2 Comments

Yoga Sutra 2.36 Satya

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons Early Summer 2020 | Living in Right Relationship We continue our exploration of the five yama-s (the ethical underpinning of yoga) with satya, or truthfulness. This sermon leads us back into our study of the klesha-s (the things that keep us stuck. You know, attachment, fear, things like that...) and asks important questions about our identity. In order to establish ourselves in truthfulness, we have to see ourselves and our world with clear vision. This is an important sermon that touches on the heart of yoga. Yoga Sutra ... (Continue Reading)

By |2020-07-17T13:44:27-07:00July 17th, 2020|Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|0 Comments

Early Winter Part 3: Finding Refuge

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons Early Winter 2020 | Opening to Mystery Our sermon this week explores some common themes of the yoga church: How do we root our identity in something deeper than the always shifting nature of life? How do we find refuge and comfort in a world that can't offer absolute security? If you struggle at all with perfectionism or anxiety, please watch this sermon. It ends with a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke and I got this message from one of the women on our film crew: "I have to tell you, I WEPT ... (Continue Reading)

By |2020-11-13T15:25:27-08:00January 12th, 2020|Winter, Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|0 Comments

Inhale or Exhale?

“I think I’m more of the exhale type. I’m just going to stick with exhaling.” I can’t remember the context (or exact phrasing) of this statement, but the sentiment has stuck with me. I heard it on a recent episode of the podcast “On Being.” It was a conversation that included Parker Palmer, who is a well known author in Quaker circles. Palmer often writes about our innate wholeness, and I love that he used the breath to illustrate his point. The statement, as Palmer well knows, is absurd. Which side of the breath we will utilize isn’t something we ... (Continue Reading)

By |2015-02-10T07:05:51-08:00February 9th, 2015|Nature, Practice, Scripture, Spirituality, Yoga|3 Comments
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