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The Promise and Purpose of Meditation

The purpose of meditation is to recognize that the deeper causes and conditions for happiness and well being have far more to do with how your mind is relating to experience, rather than having the right kind of experience. Ultimately, the promise of meditation is to awaken to our true nature and to ...

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Soma and Tantra

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Soma and Tantra

Soma and Tantra

The essence of Tantric sadhana, or yogic practice, is refinement of the body-mind. Like other dimensions of Tantric yoga, the Churning of the Milky Ocean is a powerful myth that allows us to examine the ways in which yoga allows us to lead a richer, happier, and more meaningful life. This myth is al ...

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Balancing Effort & Effortlessness

The ability to hold a paradox is central to the practice of meditation and the journey of awakening. Life is full of paradoxes. However, we overlook them for the simplicity and clarity of dualistic categories. In meditation, one important paradox is the importance of both effort & effortlessness. Ne ...

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Seeking The End of Seeking

We need to seek until we find, which usually only happens when the desire to keep seeking outward exhausts itself. Samsara is the wheel of desire that keeps us spinning around and around. It is an endless state of wandering and only when we become exhausted, can the mind finally stop searching for h ...

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Soma and Tantra

The essence of Tantric sadhana, or yogic practice, is refinement of the body-mind. Like other dimensions of Tantric yoga, the Churning of the Milky Ocean is a powerful myth that allows us to examine the ways in which yoga allows us to lead a richer, happier, and more meaningful life. This myth is also a wonderful metaphor for the ways in which plant medicine like Soma allows us to answer these same questions.

Why is it that we always feel like we never have enough and how can meditation bring a sense of awareness to our longing for more? On today’s blog post, we’ll explore the trance of Never Enough and a meditation technique that can teach you to begin to let go of that attachment to pleasure.

Shame is one of the greatest obstacles on the journey towards healing and wholeness. It’s a darkness that blocks us from sharing our light with the world. Shame blinds us from recognizing our basic goodness. Unable to see out of the darkness, we’re left paralyzed, and the many other people who could benefit from the love, compassion and wisdom we have to offer ultimately suffer as well.

What’s the most important quality to cultivate in meditation practice? Playfulness. Play is the antidote to the judgments that block us from seeing clearly; it’s a cure for the shame that keeps us from feeling small and contracted. This blog post explores the importance of play as it pertains to our meditation practice (and our response to life).

What’s the most important quality to cultivate in meditation practice? Playfulness. Play is the antidote to the judgments that block us from seeing clearly; it’s a cure for the shame that keeps us from feeling small and contracted. This blog post explores the importance of play as it pertains to our meditation practice (and our response to life).

The Mother Goddess, The Source of all desire, The Cosmic Fire, Burning within us all...

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Yoga is a process of refinement. Working with plant medicine such as the Soma is the same. It invites us to carefully dial up or dial down the two separate levers of the process, the masculine and feminine aspects, and understanding this balance is ultimately allows us to wake up in this reality.

A silhouette in the shadows Shimmering with ecstasy Dancing in the darkness Of the unconscious...

What is this mystery, expressing itself as "me?" This body, this mind This illusion of separation that seems to demarcate inner and outer Yet another appearance in the mirror…

The Kingdom of Heaven arises when the mind ceases to turn outwards towards gratification in impermanent objects and turns inwards to rest in its own place. That radiance already exists within ourselves. It's our very essence. So ask yourself, what if the Kingdom of Heaven is always and already here and now, if only I had eyes to see it?

Awakening is the movement of consciousness becoming conscious of itself. Psychedelics and plant medicines do not offer a path for awakening but they can serve as powerful accelerators along the journey. This article examines the path to awakening as described by Dzogchen, Mahamudra, and Shaiva Shakta Tantra and the role that plant medicines can play in it all.

We need a clear path to awakening that addresses both our desires for freedom and connection. Typically, spiritual paths have focused on masculine ideals of transcendence without the acknowledgement of our embodied experiences. Tantra, alternatively, represents the rise of The Divine Feminine and offers us a perspective on how archetypal feminine values can balance archetypal masculine ones.