All posts filed under: Mindfulness

Allowing the World to Come to You

Exploring the rich world of natural creativity we all share is the focus of our upcoming online retreat – AWAKE MIND: Write • Draw • Contemplate on October 8 – 9, 2022. Experience a little taste of this playful virtual adventure with this simple practice, Sky Earth Heart : A Threefold Path, offered by Barbara Bash, co-presenter of the retreat. Join Barbara and Victress for this virtual retreat in October! About the Presenters Barbara Bash Artist/calligrapher Barbara Bash has taught Brush Spirit and Contemplative Drawing workshops over the years. She was a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche during the early years of the Vajradhatu sangha in Boulder with Victress Hitchcock. Barbara was a teacher of calligraphy and contemplative art practices at Naropa University. Barbara is an artist and writer/illustrator of books including her most recent True Nature: An Illustrated Journal of Four Seasons in Solitude Useful Links View Barbara’s website Upcoming Workshops Victress Hitchcock Filmmaker/writer Victress Hitchcock was a founding member of Centre Productions, the film company Rinpoche started in 1975. Victress has been a …

Yoga Heart Opening Work

Most people are aware that yoga improves heart health by increasing circulation and blood flow. Research shows that practicing yoga can help lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose levels, as well as the heart rate. All these benefits can add up to a lower risk of hypertension, stroke, and heart disease. In this practice video, De West shares another benefit of Yoga for your heart. The heart open practice is noticing what is happening and then being very kind to it. You’ll use your body to help you be more in touch with what you feel. About the Author De West, Certified Yoga Therapist and a Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher is a leader in the Boulder, Colorado yoga community with over 29 years of teaching therapeutic yoga. She has developed a movement practice that allows people of all ages and abilities to experience a positive, relaxed, and transforming experience in both body and mind. Observation, listening, and respect of one’s unique anatomy contribute to her passion for helping students create more peace and freedom. De …

The Luminous Bardo of Dharmata: an interview with Andrew Holecek

“Armed with these teachings, death becomes a once in a lifetime opportunity.” What a game changer this is! All the trepidation and anxiety about death, born from not-knowing and ignorance, is replaced with anticipation. We can have control over a situation that typically has control over us. In his program, Andrew hacks into these incredibly profound Bardo teachings to make them accessible and help us recognize and prepare for bardo experiences in life and death. View the video (click on image below) to join Dhi and Andrew as they discuss some of what you’ll learn in Drala Mountain Center’s “Death and the Art of Dying: The Luminous Bardo of Dharmata” hybrid program in August 2022. Some Topics Andrew Will Cover How to remove all fear of death How to help others at the end of life The Tibetan Book of the Dead What continues after death, where do you go Where near-death-experiences fit in The “primordial distraction” Contemplations and meditations that help you prepare How dream yoga and sleep yoga help you prepare