October 2019 - Inner Revolution Yoga Studio


October 31, 2019

This is a micro mediation that you can practice as little or as long as you wish.

Sky Gazing

Find a patch of earth to lie or sit down. Look up at the sky and find a blue patch. Look at the blue sky until you dissolve completely into its space. Allow the eyes to relax and look past what you see. Allow your complete absorption into your gaze. Become one with the sky.



October 30, 2019

These past few days my thinking mind has been overbearing. On at all times and my practice is going back over and over to the present moment. My thinking mind brings loops of anxiety into my body making it hard to breath, making my body ache and a nervous feeling at all times.  I notice when I am still. In these moments I set an intention to come back to my senses. I notice the air on my skin. I notice the smells. I notice the colors. I notice the sounds. For when we come back to the moment we leave this thinking mind behind. We break the loop. Then we notice more.



October 29, 2019

This is a picture from my son’s cross country run. What a great learning experience for kids. This event teaches so much about disappointment, build up, expectations, helping others, training, encouragement and empowerment. There were over 9 elementary schools from grade 3-6 running in this event. The students have to commit to training twice a week at the school to participate. They learn how to train, they take responsibility for using their recess to practice. Then on game day they show up and feel all the energy as the are corralled. They take the starting line and then they are off. They now find themselves in a hurd racing for the finish line. As they cross the finish line they feel a relief and then are handed a number. They are now a number from 1-150. They move through the emotions of what that number means and how they measure up against the others in their class. So much we can teach our children about this energy build up, about being seen and heard, about how to treat others. About how to win and how to loose.

Every time we have obstacles we have a lesson to teach. Every time we make a mistake…..we can look at it like a MISSED TAKE. Where we missed the mark and that is ok to miss the mark this is how we learn and grow. These are all part of mindful discipline.



October 23, 2019

What NYC has taught me?

We have communities of love everywhere.

We need to heal on a mass level by targeting these larger cities.

We need more conscious marketing and media to show people how to heal.

People are ready for healing.

We need to look at addiction differently and media needs to stop using addictions and emotions to sell more addiction.

We need to support the mental health of those who have never had support.

Time does not matter. Getting upset or anxious or worried over time is life demising.

A breakthrough, a transformation, a rebirth are all movements of energy up through the mind.

Judgement and life demising.

Acceptance is life enhancing.

Buddhism is an accessible way to our world.



October 22, 2019

Empowering service in our youth:

Get them to think about something they are interested in. Then ask them how they could help that interest do a better job at serving the world, earth, others, animals ect.

Teach our youth how to be emotionally intelligent. To respect each emotion as energy not as good or bad. To feel each emotions and to let them go just like they came in. Shaking exercise is a very powerful excursive to fully release any excess build up of emotional energy in our bodies. This comes from our Root or animal instinct.

Find time to be fully present with your child everyday.

Listen to your child when they talk. If you can’t at that moment tell them in a soft tone that you are busy and will listen after.



October 21, 2019

Empowering our youth:

Model the behaviour of service not of spending. Look at the language we use when we want something..Do I need it? Will it help me serve others? Is it a good use of my money?

Let our children and youth fall and learn the hard lessons vs catching them and creating a cycle of wants. For example if your child looses their new toy do not buy them another toy. Let them feel upset, sad, angry. Empower them to feel their emotions not try to push them away.

Teach them how to work for their wants. Empower them to do chores, acts of service…walking dogs, picking up trash ect. Allow them to explore service on their own terms.



October 18, 2019

Entitlement vs Empowerment Teachings:

Entitlement: I deserve and I want and I need

Empowerment: We hold space for what is and We give and we shall receive. To serve is to empower.



October 17, 2019

While visiting NYC last week I had the privilege of looking at something in a different light. After a night of ecstatic dance in Brooklyn I arrived at my New York apartment ready to have a shower after a full 4 hours of dancing. Just as I was about to step into the shower I see a cockroach in the tub on his back moving his legs and tentacles. My first reaction was a scream and panic and then realized that this reaction did not serve me in any way so I decided to take a different approach and had a breakthrough. I had a transmission that every animal I came across in New York city had a lesson to teach me so what was the lesson from the cockroach.

Breakthrough. I was having a full rebirth!

CockRoach; A full rebirth has created a transformation in your body mind and soul. You are now at a level to heal others. Your mobility will come through in the next few days. Stay open.

What is neat about the cockroch is that it is among the oldest and most resilient of insects on the planet. No matter what comes across their path they keep coming back. This makes them a symbol for a long life and rejuvenation. Think about the next time you encounter something that creates fear in you. Can you take a different approach? Can you look at what this fear can teach you instead of being overwhelmed by it?

 

 



October 16, 2019

From my understanding of the empowerment from Ribjam Rimpoche: Tibetan Buddhism in Queens New York October 13th 2019.

Bodichitta is in all of us. Finding it means resting in the tiny place of your heart.

Joyful Discipline

Feeling not thinking

Lift up others

Send love to your dark

Teachings spread through sacred dances.

Teachings through creating of mandalas.

Feed people with nourishment from our heats.

Deepen our understanding of healing.

Heal our hearts. Break away from fear.

Empowerment is how we support ourselves and others through the heart.

Treat this space as sacred.

Find joy in simplicity.

The more we can detach from our mind the more we lessen the grip of our minds. Our heart then becomes more accessible.

Send love to all your pain and then once you can do that send love to others pain.



October 15, 2019

On Friday I ventured into Queens New York to the Sherpa Temple where I got to experience Pavarna as well as traditional sherpa community. I was welcomed with open arms and lead down stairs to a buffet of nepalese and bhutanese cuisine. The vegetarian dishes were filled with spices and color. It was a perfect start to my initiation into Tibetan Buddhism. Pavarna is a buddhist holy day celebrated on the full moon of the lunar month.

The origination of Pavarna Ceremony:

In Tibet, where Buddhism began, there is a three-month-long rainy season.  In the time of the Buddha, once during this rainy season, a group of normally wandering monks sought shelter by co-habitating in a residence. In order to minimize potential inter-personal strife while co-habitating, the monks agreed to remain silent for the entire three months and agreed upon a non-verbal means for sharing alms.

After this rains retreat, when the Buddha learned of the monks’ silence, he described such a measure as “foolish.” Instead, the Buddha instituted the Pavarana Ceremony as a means for dealing with potential conflict and breaches of disciplinary rules.