Sutra of Ayra-Tara

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Sutra of Ayra-Tara vs. 1, 2, 4, 5 & 8

Homage to the Three Jewels
Homage to Venerable Tara!

Having reached this gem-like paradise, 
Understand actions and their results:
Keep to good and leave evil aside!
For whoever practices wrong actions
Will, in the life that is to come, fall down.

Beasts are dumb and stupid; one eats another;
Up weary paths, down cliffs, they climb and fall,
In panic, terror-stricken, trembling with fear,
Full of caution--one cannot conceive their sufferings.

Sentient beings who are born in hells
Are led against their wills by vicious Yamas,
Burned and cooked and cut up with sharp weapons; 
Their suffering, hot or cold, cannot be borne.

Therefore, doing wrong deeds in this life
Manifests to oneself, magnified--
For many eons, fierce sorrow torments one
With no time to escape, nor chance to bear it.

But though happy themselves aid all migrators,
Greed, hate, delusion gone, root of compassion
Firm, and striving with three doors pure do virtue,
Strive in this essence of the most profound.

Yoga Basics Workshop this Saturday September 23, 8-11 a.m.

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  • Introduction to Yoga as a way of life
  • Instruction on basic yoga postures and how to modify for your body
  • Experience a gentle yoga practice
  • Great for beginners or those who want to solidify their yoga foundation
  • Instructor has over 16 years as a practitioner of yoga, and four years of teaching
    Space is limited!!
    Register for this and other upcoming workshops here.

Fall Yoga Retreat: Healing Trauma through Yoga & Fairytales in Pipestone, MN on Sacred Land

Visit the historic town of Pipestone, MN and experience the sacred peaceful grounds of Pipestone National Monument. On this land dedicated to peace and integration of all people we will explore healing trauma through yoga based on the books, Overcoming Trauma through Yoga-Reclaiming Your Body by David Emerson and Elizabeth Hopper, Phd, the IRest Program for Healing PTSD by Richard C. Miller, and Donald Kalsched's book, The Inner World Of Trauma, Archetypal Defenses of the Personal Spirit.  To get the most out of this experience, I would recommend purchasing the books!  Our experience will begin at 4 p.m. Friday October 13 and run through dinner Saturday.  Our days will include learning about the nature of trauma through fairytales, mapping our own personal and ancestral wounds and prospectively our personal and collective dharma, practicing gentle Healing Yoga and Restorative Yoga, visiting the Sacred Native American land at Pipestone National Monument.  You are invited to stay overnight in a historic (rumored haunted) hotel on Friday the 13th! You will also experience healing music, a peace making ceremony, meditations, natural beauty, intriguing mystery, and a deeper level of understanding your inner world and self-care practices.  Please make a downpayment to reserve your place. More information to come soon!

Visit the historic town of Pipestone, MN and experience the sacred peaceful grounds of Pipestone National Monument. On this land dedicated to peace and integration of all people we will explore healing trauma through yoga based on the books, Overcoming Trauma through Yoga-Reclaiming Your Body by David Emerson and Elizabeth Hopper, Phd, the IRest Program for Healing PTSD by Richard C. Miller, and Donald Kalsched's book, The Inner World Of Trauma, Archetypal Defenses of the Personal Spirit.  To get the most out of this experience, I would recommend purchasing the books! 

Our experience will begin at 4 p.m. Friday October 13 and run through dinner Saturday.  Our days will include learning about the nature of trauma through fairytales, mapping our own personal and ancestral wounds and prospectively our personal and collective dharma, practicing gentle Healing Yoga and Restorative Yoga, visiting the Sacred Native American land at Pipestone National Monument.  You are invited to stay overnight in a historic (rumored haunted) hotel on Friday the 13th! You will also experience healing music, a peace making ceremony, meditations, natural beauty, intriguing mystery, and a deeper level of understanding your inner world and self-care practices.  Please make a downpayment to reserve your place. More information to come soon!

May all beings everywhere be now happy and free!
The light in me salutes the light in you, namaste, namaste <3
Jessica