THE ROLE OF A SPIRITUAL GUIDE IN THE MARTIAL ARTS

The material world that we are all so familiar seeing and touching is not all that comprises our reality. We know this to be true if we just think of the inner world of our own minds; our thoughts, desires, imaginations, memories, and intentions. We can’t ‘see’ our...

HOIST

CHRONICLES OF THE DOKA # 11 in a contInuing series (The essential goal of martial arts is to elevate ourselves above the conflicts that are avoidable and to be fully present in mind, body, and spirit when taking action to resolve those conflicts we cannot escape. In...

THE TINKERER

CHRONICLES OF THE DOKA How do you know you are actually getting anywhere? (Part 8 in a continuing series) Here’s a personal metaphor for spiritual teachers. One blustery, March day a young man simply and beautifully came into existence. With little guidance from his...

FINDING THE ‘WAY’

PART 4 IN A CONTINUING SERIES I was a partially blind teenager. That is, I had come to the awareness that I had little, conscious spiritual sight. Yet, by contrast, I somehow intuited that we are all born with the light inside us. It just didn’t lie near enough at my...

CHRONICLES OF THE  DOKA       Eighty-Four Days In The Teaching Life Of An American Shifu In this blog I want to draw your attention to the practice of an integrated, holistic martial system by giving readers an intimate glimpse into a martial sensei’s life;...

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