Tuesday, April 28, 2009

experience in pacha mama in CR

the welcome on arriving in pacha mama was like the opportunity to settle in to the silence and stillness within.........even before one starts the meditation or yoga, the forest and the mountains overwhelms one to throw down all the baggage...... emotional and physical and just "be".

video

Thursday, April 23, 2009

sahayaks' flutes and maias' hang - in CR




.........a beautiful instrument called hang, played by maia in combination with sahayak's flute sent the soul soaring as high as the surrounding mountains around costa rica.....







teaching a yoga class in CR

at SAT yoga institute i held a yoga class for 8 students............the experience was beautiful as this class was held in the large room full of energy from the daily meditation..........the yoga i offered was in line with the yoga taught by the other wonderful teacher saraswati...........the feedback was as uplifting as the feeling it invoked in me...........

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

nourishment in CR

Radhas' kitchen at the SAT institute which feeds the students and karma yoga volunteers is food cooked with the spirit of the soul.............

the meditation and the orientation at the institute is profound..........words and language are sometime not enough to describe an experience................this is one of those experiences........
a union

Monday, April 20, 2009

Tex-Mex Restaurant in Santa Ana - CR



saw the onion festival in santa ana and ate at the tex-mex restaurant








meditation in CR

at the SAT institute, surrounded by the mountains of CR............i picked each fallen leaf off the ground and dropped it in a bag............ with each discarded leaf, i was consciously discarding the fears, judgments, labels and concept...........the garden was the zen garden at SAT and the moments were as pure as the gentle breeze surrounding the garden

Sunday, April 19, 2009

sunshine in CR......




wake up to the sound of chirping birds..........coffee is brewing in the kitchen of casa laurin...............the girls are cutting up the most exotic, sweet and delicious fruit for the breakfast.........coffee in hand i walk out to the side terrace, and take all the free, fresh breaths i possibly can.........i pause and savour the moment, greeting ginette the owner of the bed and breakfast. she is the warm and smiling face that one can associate with being home. the other canadian guests, are as friendly and ready to start chatting, in french, spanish or english..........my coffee is almost finished and the yoga mat in hand i walk up to the front terrace......dolly the guard dog, races ahead of me, she sees me lay out the mat and sits in the corner waiting for me to complete my practice.............the mountains stand firm and i in awe start the sun salutation...........

Friday, April 17, 2009

arrived in costa rica











the arrival at san jose airport on april 15th, created a feeling of coming home.......the warmth of the air and the positive energy of all the passengers, waiting in the immigration line, was infectious..........


as i stepped out and the warm breeze filled my lungs i was reassured that the weather will be amazing............it has been nothing less than hot, when i walk in the shade the breeze feels kind to the skin.......

the vista......mountains in the background, a profusion of flowers, greenery, butterflies and the humming birds are soothing to the eyes and the soul.............

Monday, April 13, 2009

living with concepts

this person said "i didn't call when i heard you lost your job because i felt so bad for you and didn't know what to say"............as i consoled her the thought that occurred was "oh dear what a burden for her"..........smiling i answered "i am in a great mind space, please don't worry"...........with a sigh of relief, her face broke into a smile.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

an observation

the question comes to mind when one notices people talk about their charity work with a hint of boastfulness. i look into myself and wonder if i too come across as boastful when i talk about my volunteering.........how to be aware of the boastful nature prevalent in us.........ego seems to loose its grandeur under the watchful eye of noticing.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

rumi wows

"when the heart has a friend like you, the universe cannot contain their pleasure."

"with life as short as a half breath, don't plant anything but love."

"close the language door, and open the window of love."

"the flower of what is true opens in the face."

"your soul has become an invisible bee. we don't see it working but there's the full honeycomb."