A poem and article in honour of the bodhisattva spirit on Burnaby Mountain Dedication: This poem and article is written in dedication to those who gave their life force to the protection of our Mother Earth and her children during the recent weeks at Burnaby Mountain. May the merits of your actions extend to all […]
This poem was written in two parts. I was asked to write a piece inspired by the first people’s, in India they are called the Adivasi. They are known by different names all over the world, collectively we refer to them as the indigenous peoples. This piece took me on a trek into the mountains,
The “Unalome” is a Buddhist symbol representing the journey to enlightenment. Beginning in chaos, we move through spirals of karma as we grow in awareness, moving between the polarities of experience until we transcend the limitations of duality and realize our inherent awakened state — or Buddha nature. “Your perception determines how you experience the
Emergence, Masculine-Feminine Balance & The Role of Love in Revolution Over the course of millennia we’ve seen the slow but undeniable growth of love as the root of evolutionary social change…and its more powerful now than ever before. In 2012, film-maker Ian Mackenzie and I participated in a year-long project called “Emergence”. We brought together individuals with
This summer I lived in a Buddhist monastery for three months. When I tell this to most people their first reaction is that I’ve sentenced myself to some sort of prison. It’s not usually something they say out loud, but it shows up in their facial expression, body language and tone of voice. Our society
To include all of life and its possibilities we must harmonize the differences and divisions within ourselves, and it starts with the masculine and feminine energies within us. Tending to this task is a labour of love and it’s absolutely integral to the evolution of revolution on earth.
There are numerous stories from spiritual lore of the fated encounters between Guru and Disciple — many aspirants on the spiritual path hunger to one day meet their guru. But the journey it takes to prepare us to recognize and follow an authentic Guru cannot be planned. We must walk the journey for it to become our own.
The growth of yoga is actually a forerunner in what appears to be a global phenomenon involving the return and appreciation of indigenous ways of knowing. How we treat yoga now can set a tone for our ability to recognize the roots and fruits of indigenous wisdom traditions and incorporate them with skillful means in a modern context.