Tuesday, January 18, 2011


The Bodhisattva Vow

May I be a guard for those who are protectorless, 
A guide for those who journey on the road; 
For those who wish to go across the water, 
May I be a boat, a raft, a bridge.
May I be an isle for those who yearn for landfall, 
And a lamp for those who long for light; 
For those who need a resting place, a bed, 
For all who need a servant, may I be a slave.
May I be the wishing jewel, the vase of plenty, 
A word of power, and the supreme remedy. 
May I be the trees of miracles, 
And for every being, the abundant cow.
Like the great earth and the other elements, 
Enduring as the sky itself endures, 
For the boundless multitude of living beings, 
May I be the ground and vessel of their life.
Thus, for every single thing that lives, 
In number like the boundless reaches of the sky, 
May I be their sustenance and nourishment 
Until they pass beyond the bounds of suffering

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Quote of the Day

"information is always available to us, but we are not always available to the information." -David Allen 1/13/11

"One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential." -Maya Angelou 1/12/11

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is out light, not out darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. You are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within you." -Nelson Mandella 1/11/11

Monday, January 10, 2011


Dharma is a Sanskrit term. The root of this word is dhr which means "to uphold." In the Hindu and Buddhist text this word has many meanings some of which are, phenomena, highest truth, and duty (in the sense of an obligation to yourself, the community, or an obligation to the common good.) Dharma is what you do everyday, what you practice to make your mind, and your world, a better place. Through practicing dharma you create and sustain a commitment to becoming more awake and aware, to becoming wiser and more loving, and to discovering ones true nature of peace. However, dharma is much more than a commitment, it is an action.  

                  ~This is my action... to share with others all the beautiful things i learn in my day to day life through reading, practicing, and listening to amazing yoga teachers and yogi friends. To share yummy and healthy food to help keep our temples happy and loved, to share life's lessons, and its many blessings.