GET, GET, GET REAL

I practice karate as a form of yoga. This was not at all my focus when I was a teenager. And I suspect not many people would even understand what it means to practice a martial discipline in this manner.So I’d like to clarify my statement. The essence of yoga is a...

MINDFUL MISS?

‘Mindfulness’ is trending but are we missing the bigger picture?MANY KINDS OF MEDITATION, NOT JUST ONEfrom an article by Jay Michaelson“Lama Surya Das, the "Buddha from Brooklyn,” is one of the handful of Westerners who have been teaching meditation...

The Fox Within

Some Native American tribes consider the appearance of wilderness creatures at certain points in one’s life a ‘spiritual event,’ portending something of the immediate future of the observer(s). So it was a curious moment when on the eve of a promotional ceremony, a...

PAYING IT FORWARD

CHRONICLES OF THE DOKA #37 in a continuing series (84 days in the teaching life of an American sensei in 1999)   Sunday, January 16, (continued)   Sunday, January 16 I drill the two teenage boys, Frankie and Chris, on slip-stepping and diagonal evasions. I tell...

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