The theme for the 2018 workshops is HEALING the MIND. Saturday March 17, 10- 2pm This Workshop focusses on a very famous saying of Buddha. Praise and blame, gain and loss, fame and insignificance, pleasure and sorrow, all come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst […]
Big news! Thursday is moving to Sunday. Thirty two years ago on August 19, 1986, I taught my first class on meditation. It was a blue moon and I co-taught a class on how to practice cooling the mind. I was anxious that evening, because I tend to overthink, right?! We all know this feeling […]
I have always loved the mystical arts, but being an intuitive is an intense way to earn a living and I have had to learn to love what I do, and I do love it. Thank you for scheduling an appointment with me and giving me the best job in the Universe. I am humbled […]
This is the Second installment of the Saints in Training “First-Sunday Sit-Cast,” recorded in Oceanside, Ca. on Feb. 3rd, 2019.
The word for January was inspiration. The saboteur of inspiration was vanity.
We are inspired by beauty; in a moment, in a face, a song, or a look. Vanity tends to sour our ability to perceive inherent beauty within one another. We look for inspiration in all kinds of places out in the world, but it’s important to remember to look within.
The Word to meditate on for February 2019 is Inclusiveness. The saboteur of inclusiveness is Separativeness. We may not be able to resolve all of the differences we see around us, or in the news everyday, but we do have the power to resolve differences within our own selves, allowing us to let them go – and therefore be free.
Welcome to our SIT cast! We have a gathering on the first Sunday of each month in a beautiful outdoor setting in Oceanside and you are invited to be with us. We have decided to record these gatherings this year and call it our SIT-cast. We begin the SIT-Cast by talking about the previous month’s word. We review our experience with the word and then at the end of the SIT-cast, the new word for the next month is shared.
This SIT cast was recorded on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The word for December was Protect and the Saboteur is Control. Control can be a virtuous quality, but we need to understand that sometimes we think we’re protecting someone, when in actuality, we are controlling them, rather than controlling our own mind.
The Saints in Training Word of the Month for January 2019 is INSPIRATION. The Saboteur of inspiration is VANITY. We are often inspired to do good works, especially by those who have set a high bar by their own example. How can inspiration help us to help ourselves and others? How does vanity get in the way? That is the subject of the first Word of the Month for 2019.
The Saints in Training Word of the Month for December 2018 is PROTECT. The Saboteur of PROTECT is CONTROL. What do we want to protect? The mind. How do we protect the mind? That is the subject of the last video for 2018.
You may recognize our location this month as the hearth belonging to the beautiful space in Oceanside where we are privileged to hold workshops and meditation classes. Our last workshop of the year is coming up on December 22nd, and you are welcome to join us by the fire as we welcome the Winter Solstice.
The Word of the Month for November, 2018 is the word Transformation. The saboteur of Transformation is Stagnation.
Light and Dark. Life and Death. Transformation relies on elements of all of them. But how do we know when when transformation is at hand? What does it take to overcome stagnation? That’s the subject of our video this month.