SMALL STEPS by Julie Nadler

I have had a number of ‘doom and gloom’, ‘the end is rushing towards us’ conversations recently. For the times, this is not unusual. What strikes, surprises even, is how much fatalism and pessimism can be found. The attitude of ‘what can one person do’ seems prevalent. And then the fellow who says since the…

Still Water

“Have fun,” one of my students called out just before she floated down the stairs and out onto the street. I was quite sure fun was not going to be on the menu for this 6-day silent meditation retreat. A more appropriate wish might have been, “Have a meaningful time.” Previous to this I had…

How to be Really Pro Life

by Malcolm McLean     I have been meditating on the term “pro life”: literally, to be on the side of life.   Surely a worthy place to be!   In the yoga tradition, reverence and defence of life flow from the yamas, our code of conduct, which includes ahimsa, non-violence. So we answer yes to…