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Shine & Refine – Listening

Monday, March 26 Buddha said – (Anguttara Nikaya III 248): There are five advantages of listening to the dharma. What five? One hears things not heard before, clarifies things heard before, dispels doubts, straightens one’s ideas, and one’s mind is

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Paradoxes of Teaching

March 12, 2012 Paradoxes of Teaching: While we are all busy teaching, as teachers we seem to be starved for the time to practice ourselves. We teach, yet we are often the ones who are really learning. We attempt to

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Shine & Refine – Stay Connected

March 5, 2012 Ah, not be cut off, not through the slightest partition shut out from the law of the stars. The inner – what is it? if not intensified sky, hurled through with birds and deep with winds of

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Shine & Refine Feb 27, 2012

Do you listen to your inner voice? When? We want our students to listen to their inner selves. The only way to do that is to connect with our inner teacher.    One teacher finds her inner voice when she

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Shine & Refine Feb 6, 2012

Natalie Levin, who is starting a new course of study – the Jungian Seminar for Advanced Studies at the Jungian Institute of Philadelphia sent me this quote: “An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly

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Shine & Refine Jan 30, 2012

The week of teachings with Geshe Michael Roach on the Bhagavad Gita has been intense. I have received so much valuable info. In pondering what to bring into my teaching right away, I focus on my genuine concern for the

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Shine & Refine Jan 23, 2012

This special launch class brought a great group of teachers & deep practitioners into the studio. I am influenced by Glenn Black’s 2 two hour workshops on Shoulders and Hips last week at Ishta Yoga. We looked at the skeleton

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Shine & Refine Day 3 – Jan 16

I was inspired by a book that Margi Young recommended: The Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer. Palmer writes, “Good teachers possess a capacity for connectedness”. They “weave” the connections between themselves, their subjects, and their students on “the loom

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Shine & Refine Day 2 – Jan 9

We introduced ourselves. After class one teacher wrote, “I loved that there were other people in the room asking the same kinds of questions as i usually do (or at least want to). There is such a need for this

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Shine & Refine Day 1 – Jan 2

January 2, 2012 Inspired by a Rumi poem & The Inner Game of Tennis – appreciating the inner intelligence that is already within each of us. There are two kinds of intelligence: One acquired, as a child in school memorizes

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