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...

MOVING MARTIALLY

As a career kata practitioner and teacher, I can tell you there is a certain developmental arc to learning any new martial pattern. The first challenge is to simply memorize the sequence taught to you. Don’t worry about any kata nuances until you’ve gotten the...

SURFACE AND DEPTH

CHRONICLES OF THE DOKA#30 in a continuing series— 84 days in the teaching life of an American sensei in 1999) I continue my dialog with my young apprentice, Dharman.“Though rarely thought of in this light, the martial arts engage everyone, all the time, in the...

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