It’s been a time of big change this past year and I hope you have managed to keep your practice fresh and strong and deep so that you’ve got your inner guidance system intact. I’ve also been going through the changes, and spending time in informal retreat in Crestone. As I make my way forward into a new incarnation based here in Crestone, I’ve got a few new things up my sleeve…
I’m taking a few weeks off during the month of March to go into retreat. I intend to supplicate benevolent forces to help me make final edits on my memoir, Diary of a Pilgrim, while I seek agent representation.
Here’s what else is going on:
~ Our e-course, Your Fab Yoga Life, has been a bit delayed due to technical challenges. It looks like all will be resolved this week so stay tuned for a new iteration of our signature course for yoga teachers.
~ After a long wait, (and much patience…) I’ve finally re-issued Ashtanga Yoga For Beginner’s Mind with a NEW foreword by Richard Freeman! His presentation of Ashtanga yoga is unparalleled, so if you don’t have a copy of that book yet, go get it and read his insightful and inspiring comments.
~ Retreat in Crestone:
Practice Retreat in Crestone
with Tenzin Namsel and Kim Roberts
14-17 JULY 2016
Save the date! My friend Tenzin Namsel* (who you may know from Tsognyi Rinpoche’s retreats) and I are offering a weekend practice retreat here in Crestone this July 14-17. There is a sweet little hot springs resort, Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa, just 25 minutes drive from Crestone that has nice facilities for every price range–ensuite rooms, yurts, or camping, all of which include entry into the hot springs. We would have it catered on-site, so all dietary options are available. We need to know if there is enough interest to make this happen so we can reserve the space, so please hit reply if you can make it. Click here for more info.
In this three day practice intensive retreat we will focus on transforming our experience through a combination of yoga asana and Buddhist meditative practices. Through periods of instruction, meditation and yoga we will explore the wisdom that we can cultivate through experiencing calmness in the body and clarity in the mind.
Crestone is such an incredibly powerful place to settle the mind (not to mention beautiful in July!) and we wanted to create an opportunity for people to come experience a weekend of deep practice in this environment, supported by community and free from the distractions of daily life. We would love to share this experience with you, so please let us know if you are interested! Also please share this news with your friends who might be interested! Contact me directly if you are interested.
is an American Buddhist monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. He met the dharma in Boston, Massachusetts in his early twenties as a music student at the Berklee College of Music. In 2008, he took monastic ordination with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in McLeod Ganj, India. Over the years Namsel has developed his Buddhist studies and practice under an array of well-respected Tibetan Buddhist masters and in a variety of solitary retreats.
As a teacher Namsel leads various group retreats and dharma talks throughout the United States. He supports Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s Pundarika Sangha as a practice advisor and leads review sessions during teaching retreats with Tsoknyi Rinpoche. Through his down to earth approach and humor, Namsel makes the dharma more approachable and acts as a bridge for modern spiritual seekers.