LaSara

LaSara

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269 weeks ago @ Compassionate Living w... - A Bodhisattva Meditati... · 0 replies · +1 points

Glad to hear it is. Svaha.

269 weeks ago @ Compassionate Living w... - A Bodhisattva Meditati... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you, Carrie! <3!

270 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Top Ten Yoga Twitter T... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks for including me! I'm honored!
-LaSara (aka @Yoga_Mama)

273 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Was Chogyam Trungpa Ri... · 0 replies · +1 points

Agreed. Intentional dismemberment of ego is never an easy process. Until it is. Unless it is.

273 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Was Chogyam Trungpa Ri... · 2 replies · +2 points

Thank god!

No guru should be held to some unreachable ideal, and the best thing that can happen, and I dare say perhaps the only thing that can happen, to help a student "reach" or "attain" enlightenment is 1. the ignoblement and debasement of the guru through some sort of transgression, or 2. the total disappearance of the guru.

Trungpa pulled off both! Good job.

But seriously, enlightenment, or the state of being "awake" is almost never a static one. It phases in and out. Or, should I say, we do. And, as Trungpa - and many other teachers - said, holding on to some ideal of what presence or enlightenment is, is silly.

It's just now. Presence is, even when we are not awake to it. And it's no less so in suffering than in blinding joy. And no less so in blinding joy, than suffering.

Guru, and ideas of perfection, or expectations of some way of righteousness, should not be the thing that comes between any person, and their own awakening. And if we do, our bad.

273 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Was Chogyam Trungpa Ri... · 0 replies · +1 points

Wise words - and one of the reasons I loved your post. I think it's important that we begin recognizing, as a culture, and as human beings, that our teachers and leaders are fallible, human, noble, ignoble, confused at times, imperfect...

The moment that happens, presence in our own "presence" becomes more possible.

273 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Was Chogyam Trungpa Ri... · 0 replies · +1 points

I just got to hear some of Trungpa's words on a recording, and it was just what I needed to hear. Let go of the past. Let go of the future. Be present. (Paraphrase, of course.) It is amazing when we become present in this now - the eternal, ordinary now.

Yes, a hard concept to teach. Easier to sit in. Wish I lived nearer by, I'd love to come and sit with you all.

273 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Was Chogyam Trungpa Ri... · 3 replies · +2 points

What a beautiful piece. Thank you. It's a gift. One from you, and from him - through you. You've done a good job with carrying on without him.

Thanks again. Deeply.
Peace, and gratitude,
-LaSara
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