The Ups and Downs of Following Your Spiritual Aspiration
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The Ups and Downs of Following Your Spiritual Aspiration

By Natasha Friedman The Yearning of Spiritual Aspiration A student goes to his teacher in ancient India. He asks, “When will I reach enlightenment?”The teacher leads him to a river, takes him out in a rowboat, and asks him to jump overboard. When he does, the teacher thrusts the student’s head under the water and holds...

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Buddhas Everywhere
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Buddhas Everywhere

By Tasha Friedman There’s a special kind of paranoia that the Tibetan Buddhist tradition says you should cultivate: a sneaking suspicion that everyone around you might be a Buddha. Maybe, just maybe, any person you see is actually an enlightened being taking this form to teach you something.

Transfiguration Ritual at Hridaya
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Transfiguration Ritual at Hridaya

By Tasha Friedman During Hridaya Yoga Modules, we offer our students an opportunity to participate in a sacred transfiguration ritual, where we practice Shiva/Shakti Adoration through steady and soft eye gazing revealing Shiva (Divine Masculine) and Shakti (Divine Feminine), followed by deep meditation on the Spiritual Heart.

Recipe For a Yogi Snow Day
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Recipe For a Yogi Snow Day

By Tasha Friedman Snow days aren’t only fun for kids! When the land outside becomes a frosty winter wonderland, we yogis and yoginis can enjoy a well-deserved break from the outside world. Not sure what to do with your time? Here’s a homemade, tried-and-true recipe for a delightful yogi snow day.