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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 |2020-01-11T16:55:30-08:00January 12th, 2020|Winter, Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|0 Comments

Late Autumn Part 4: Turn, Turn, Turn

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons Late Autumn 2019 | Exploring Darkness My dear friend has a little sticky note on her bathroom mirror. It reads: "What you pay attention to grows." I can't remember if there's an author's name or not... But I always remember the quote. It's such a simple sentiment. And a deeply powerful truth. What you pay attention to grows. Life is a series of small moments. And if we allow our attention to get lost on the wrong things we run the risk of creating an identity that isn't connected to the truth ... (Continue Reading)

By |2019-12-13T11:58:34-08:00December 1st, 2019|Samhain, Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|2 Comments

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 practice: Slow down. Turn inward. Be still. And listen. In this week's sermon we dive more deeply into what this practice actually looks like. And we explore how we can work to stay rooted in the Light Within rather than remaining constantly caught up in our attachments... This ... (Continue Reading)

By |2019-12-13T11:30:46-08:00October 13th, 2019|Autumn, Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|0 Comments

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 dealing with cancer, people struggling with fear...all telling me how helpful they found last week's sermon. I'm deeply grateful these sermons are proving useful and supportive. Because life is freaking hard. And beautiful. And complicated. And I'm honored you've chosen to share the wild journey ... (Continue Reading)

By |2019-12-13T11:26:17-08:00October 6th, 2019|Autumn, Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|3 Comments

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 her hand and exclaimed: "All I can think about is compost." Yes! As British author and teacher Jilly Shipway writes: At the autumn equinox there is a shift of emphasis from sun to moon, light to dark, action to contemplation, growth to dormancy, fruitfulness to ... (Continue Reading)

By |2019-10-08T13:34:54-07:00September 22nd, 2019|Autumn, Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|6 Comments
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