Metta/Maitri (Loving-Kindness)

Metta/Maitri (Loving-Kindness)

By: Tara Hoxha “The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” -Mahatma Gandhi Metta (loving-kindness) is a well known practice in Buddhism in which we intentionally send forth love and compassion to our Self and to...
Sankalpa for the New Year

Sankalpa for the New Year

By: Tara Hoxha We’re in the time of year when resolutions are typically made to better ourselves in some way. Most resolutions are quickly forgotten and fail within days, weeks or months because they come from the ego’s desire and from a place of ‘not being good...
The Practice of Aparigraha

The Practice of Aparigraha

By: Tara Gallo As we approach the holiday season, we are constantly bombarded with all the ‘hot,’ new items to put on our wish list for ourselves, our friends, and our family. How many options for tablets or smart phones do we really need? All of this...
A Reflection on Gratitude

A Reflection on Gratitude

November Focus of the Month By: Martha Goldstein “Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” – Henri-Frederic Amiel (philosopher/poet) As we approach...
Lila: Divine Play

Lila: Divine Play

By: Tina Crandell The Sanskrit word, lila (pronounced “lee-lah”), means play. More specifically, divine play, or the play of the gods. While the term is much richer than our word, certain sentiments are shared: that play is something spontaneous, inspired, and...
The Yoga of Action

The Yoga of Action

By: Monica Ott “The power of action shakes off the inertia blanketing our soul. It awakens our dormant forces of will and knowledge and infuses us with self-trust and self-confidence. In the light of this active will and knowledge we are able to see...