Archive for April 17th, 2011

Spring 2011 Newsletter

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

I hope you all enjoy the spring edition of the Mahasukha Center’s newsletter. It was truly an effort of love on my behalf, and I’ve also learned quite a bit. When gathering the articles together over the past month, one theme became apparent: the practice of yoga in its many forms. Most obviously there is [...]

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Letter from the Editor

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Welcome to the spring edition of the ACI-LA newsletter! And what a lovely spring it’s turning out to be. Here in Illinois the grass turned green this week, and I went outside yesterday for the first time without a coat. The sky was blue, the breeze was gentle, and tender shoots are peeking out from [...]

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Teaching Spotlight: Stop Complaining and Learn to Love the 405

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

The following teaching was given by Lama Cliff on February 18, 2011, at the Mahasuhka Center. The talk was later adapted and given to an audience at the Black Dog Yoga Studio in LA. To see the archived video of this teaching please click here .
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With his characteristic humor and insight into today’s culture, Lama [...]

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Teacher Essentials: Sarah Canfield on Yoga

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

The following interview was conducted with Mahasukha resident yoga teacher and director Sarah Canfield, who has been teaching since 2000. In 2001, she received her 200-hour certification in Hatha Yoga from Yoga Kingdom Sanctuary in Pasadena. Sarah was trained to teach Vinyasa Yoga at Life in Motion in New York City. She has been certified [...]

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Dharma in the Arts: Finding Dharma in Children’s Books

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Contributed by Rhondda Smiley
As we each continue on our path and immerse ourselves in the Dharma, we begin to see it revealed all around us. Before we know it, everything in our world ” Hollywood movies, music, the Goldfish crackers package, billboards, the cashier at the supermarket, the boss, family ” seems to be working [...]

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Drawing the Divine: Green Tara

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Over the past few months Mahasukha has offered the unique opportunity to meditate on Green Tara through the practice of drawing and painting her image. Included above are several of the images by resident teacher Genevieve Nicholas, who studied drawing and painting under Siegfried Hahn in Paris. In addition, for most of the past 10 [...]

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Around the Web: My Month of No Snark

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

I wanted to see if I could change the way I felt by being nice to people. The weirdest part? It worked. By Lauren Frey Daisley.

Last week, if you’d asked me what I thought of Gadhafi, I’d have said something like, “I appreciate his whimsical taste in uniforms.” That’s because I’d vowed for one [...]

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Quotables: Yoga

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

In honor of all the great yoga teachers at Mahasukha, this month’s selection of quotes will focus on yoga philosophy on and off the mat. What follows are snippets from some of the world’s greatest religious texts, advice from leading yogis today, as well as a few quotes showing us that yogis can have a [...]

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Prayer for Japan

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

I think I can speak for the entire sangha when I say our hearts, and indeed the collective heart of the world, have broken over the recent events in Japan. Images from the various news outlets have shown the utter destruction along the coast of Japan, with a staggering loss of life. Horrific [...]

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