An Open Letter

Dear One, I had no idea that there was a difference between shame and guilt. I think I shamed you your entire life. I meant to use guilt, to help you reflect on your behavior. I never thought you weren’t good enough. I didn’t like your choices. Instead, I shamed you. I can’t take that back, […]

Our Appointment

More wisdom from James Hollis: “Finding a mature spirituality will only occur when we internalize the fact that our egos are only a small part of a larger mystery…. We are called to ask serious, more courageous questions of ourselves, for without these probing questions, we will simply fall back into the old patterns, which […]


The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others […]

Tantric Yoga

Probably the most misunderstood or misinterpreted of all the yoga, the sixth branch of trantra is the pathway of ritual, which includes consecrated sexuality. The key word here is “consecrated” which means to make it sacred, to set it apart as something holy or hallowed. In tantric practice we experience the divine in everything we […]

Wired for Connection

We are wired for connection. It’s in our biology. The infant comes into the world with needs and getting the needs met is the source of survival.  As we grow older, our needs for connection naturally become more sophisticated but the need remains the same. It is critical that we connect – emotionally, physically, spiritually and […]

Jnana Yoga

If we consider bhakti to be the yoga of the heart, then jnana yoga is the yoga of the mind. Jnana yoga is the path of the sage or scholar. This path requires development of the intellect through the study of the texts of the yoga tradition. This approach is considered the most difficult and […]