Family Weddings 2012

During the winter of 2011 I received “Save the Date” notices from my niece Dani and my nephew Mark for their summer weddings of 2012. While living my wandering yogi lifestyle it had been four years since my last visit to the Southeast, the home of my blood relatives. What better way to plan a cross country trip than the weddings of these lovely couples?

As with all weddings there are lots of photos, however gaining access to the best ones can be involved. Here are some beautiful photos from these memorable events that I have been happy to procure. Possibly there will be more photos to share in the future. Both weddings were planned and executed as once in a lifetime blessings. We all wish for the wedded couples much happiness and great success!

Friends…..Along the Way

In the Far East there is an honored tradition whereby a wandering sadhu (one who is on a personal quest towards enlightenment) does not stay more than one or two days in the same location. This hopefully minimizes the development of attachment to people or places. As a modern traveling yogi, I have found that the attachments are there. The trick is to remain unattached to the attachments!

Traveling recently through San Diego and Texas I have been blessed to spend time with many friends and family members. In San Diego I had an opportunity to teach a workshop entitled ” The History of Yoga” for the Mystic Waters Kava Bar and Yoga Studio in North Park. Many thanks to Adesh Khalsa and the participants of her “Kundinyasa” Teacher Training.

In these photos you have a view of some of the personal attachments in my life. I feel tremendously blessed by the love of friends and family who allow me to skip in and out of their lives at sporadic intervals. As I sit here at the edge of a forest (one with internet connectivity!) and watch the baby squirrels at play, I am grateful to all of you who have taught me so much on this path of spiritual freedom. Wherever this note finds you, I am sure the blessings of the Universe are there. Please take the time to connect to them.

Namaste

Among Friends

Six weeks in San Diego have flown by.  I am fortunate to have many beautiful friends in San Diego and, indeed, it does feel like home. As the saying goes, “Home is where the heart is.

Muchas Gracias to all the beautiful event participants. Since the material covered was largely philosophical, I hope that everyone came away with new concepts to ponder. Thanks to Adesh Khalsa, the Kundinyasa Teacher Trainees, and to the Mystic Water Kava Studio for hosting me with Vedic Chanting and History of Yoga. Likewise, thanks to Duke Doudna and Yoga Oasis for sponsoring Energy Anatomy and to Oreste Prada for the photos. Teaching what one loves is truly a blessing!

Here are some of the highlights from this time spent with friends. Now I am off to the frontier lands of Montana. Thank goodness for Facebook (it is a way to stay in touch, even though increasing commercial!). Blessings for a beautiful spring wherever this finds you. I will probably find snow in Montana! Surely there will be some great photos. 🙂

Please click back and forth on the photos for the full images.

Namaste