All posts tagged: generosity

Invoking Space and Spirit into Staff Homes

by Annabelle Sangye Yoo, Donor Relations Coordinator   I already knew that I would be moving into the Trailer Park beyond Lake Shunyata when I joined the staff at Shambhala Mountain Center a month after my first visit. I knew that a cluster of ladies were living there with plans to create a pacific paradise–wildflowers, hammocks and gardens on the hill. Each April, core staff move from their winter abodes in Rigden Lodge back to housing sprinkled all over Shambhala Mountain Center. In addition to making more room for program participants, this affords core staff the unique opportunity to live close to the land. I knew that I was excited. When I arrived, Ian the Travel Coordinator helped me to drag the 2 large suitcases I had brought with me from New York City through knee-deep snow and we used our hands to dig out the front door. Upon shoulder-blocking the door open, the musty smell of a room that had been closed for months hit us. I spied pieces of lumber, a dingy couch, some cans …

Reawakening Amazing Inner Places

by Erica Kaufman This year I traveled quite extensively in India. So much teaching…and of course I learn from each student. Regardless of their spoken language, I learn from their ways and this helps me to teach accordingly.   I teach the eight limbs of yoga, they are portals into the intuitive home. Life is a journey and the eight limbs of yoga are a beautiful guide into intuitive clarity. That journey is of central interest in my life, and in teaching Lila Yoga. I am here, solo and not. I am sometimes alone but I am not lonely. As I relax into new-ancient rhythms, I experience the home of GENEROSITY. I will explain: Generosity flows naturally, when we understand the inter-connectivity of it all. Tat Tvam Asi. We are That…That which Is…
No need to horde…impossible to hold onto anything…what could we hold onto? When we live sensitive to this, it breaks down defensiveness and possessiveness and Generosity opens. Generosity of Spirit, Love, Patience, Time… We have within us/around us/between us, an endless source of these qualities. No need to ration. Fear of loss …