My Half-Assed Meditation

My Half-Assed Meditation

My morning meditation was fairly half-assed.  I didn’t ride my bike at sunrise to my preferred Buddhist center in Cambridge, over the Mass Ave. bridge... (read more)
Thich Nhat Hanh in Boston; Mindfulness Makes Way for Love

Thich Nhat Hanh in Boston; Mindfulness Makes Way for Love

The first time I was exposed to well-known Buddhist monk, peace activist, and author Thich Nhat Hanh, who visited Boston over the weekend, was when... (read more)
The Yoga and Non-Yoga Books in my Library Now

The Yoga and Non-Yoga Books in my Library Now

Yoga is great for stretching.  If you do it enough, you can touch your toes and improve your parallel parking skills by twisting to see... (read more)
Hey, Birthday. Let’s Do This.

Hey, Birthday. Let’s Do This.

Today is my birthday, which I love (along with the whole month of August). It’s also Independence Day in India, the Feast of the Assumption... (read more)
Is the Buddha Coming to My Birthday Party? | My Goddaughter Turns 13

Is the Buddha Coming to My Birthday Party? | My Goddaughter Turns 13

I could hear the shrieking of five-year-olds in the bouncy fortress from the driveway as I arrived at my goddaughter’s birthday.  When they saw me,... (read more)
The Weekend: Dance Parties, Naked Bike Brigades, & Your Brain

The Weekend: Dance Parties, Naked Bike Brigades, & Your Brain

In a single weekend, I walked through a dance party in the streets and watched an entire brigade of buck naked people on bicycles pedal... (read more)
Meditation & Running Gathering on Boston Common Last Night

Meditation & Running Gathering on Boston Common Last Night

Last night, a group of us got together to meditate and run on Boston Common. I taught a brief meditation, while Dan Fitzgerald, co-owner of... (read more)
Unroll Asia Yoga Tour: The Beginning

Unroll Asia Yoga Tour: The Beginning

13 years ago I visited Hong Kong as part of a semester abroad program during my junior year of college… 13 days ago I went back.... (read more)
Love Does Not Give a Sh*t About the Weather

Love Does Not Give a Sh*t About the Weather

“What would you like in your tea?” I asked brightly. My friend was standing in the doorway, rosy-cheeked and doused in snow, shedding layers of... (read more)
Do Your Om Thing: Yoga Beyond the Mat Class in Boston

Do Your Om Thing: Yoga Beyond the Mat Class in Boston

I try not to get too jammed up about yoga pet peeves, but I have them–just like everyone else.  Most often, I can find the... (read more)
Behind the Scenes: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Visits Boston

Behind the Scenes: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Visits Boston

His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama entered the Buddhist monastery at the age of 6.  Years earlier, a search committee identified the then... (read more)
Green is the New Black Friday: 5 Day-After Thanksgiving Detox Tips

Green is the New Black Friday: 5 Day-After Thanksgiving Detox Tips

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Dharma and Steve Jobs

Dharma and Steve Jobs

Upon entering adulthood (let’s call this age 30), I had a career epiphany: I will work until the day I die, or thereabouts. This realization... (read more)

“Work-Life Balance is Bullshit”

Perhaps it’s incongruent for a yoga teacher to share a post about how “Work-Life balance is bullshit,” written by former venture capitalist and current life... (read more)

Dalai Lama Asks Us to Pray for Japan

Photo: May 2009, Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA It’s hard to find the right words when speaking of unspeakable tragedies, such as the disaster unfolding in... (read more)
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