Tuesday, April 24, 2007

It’s official- cardio commute has commenced! As if you haven’t noticed already, it is BEAUTIFUL out there: perfect riding conditions with early morning light and every Dogwood blooming in its poetic glory! Thank Goodness for the two wheel revolution! May all beings get out and ride their beloved bikes today! Viva la liberation!

Monday, April 23, 2007

at Cedar Mountain Drums
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
2239 E. Burnside, Portland, OR (Upstairs)

First Wednesday
Men's Drumming

Second Wednesday
Mixed Drumming [Children, Women, Men]

Third Wednesday
Women's Drumming

Fourth Wednesday
Shamanic Drumming ($10.00 donation)

Donation of $5.00 helps pay for the use of the space.Bring your own drums and rattles, or use one of ours

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Ego plays brilliantly on our fundamental fear of losing control, and of the unknown. We might say to ourselves: "I should really let go of ego, I'm in such pain; but if I do, what's going to happen to me?"

Ego will chime in sweetly: "I know I'm sometimes a nuisance, and believe me, I quite understand if you want me to leave. But is that really what you want? Think: If I do go, what's going to happen to you? Who'll look after you? Who will protect and care for you like I've done all these years?"

Even if we see through the lies of the ego, we are just too scared to abandon it; for without any true knowledge of the nature of our mind, or true identity, we simply have no other alternative. Again and again we cave in to ego's demands with the same sad self-hatred as the alcoholic feels reaching for the drink that he knows is destroying him, or the drug addict feels groping for the drug that she knows after a brief high will only leave her flat and desperate.

-Sogyal Rinpoche

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

I lost my world, my fame, my mind --
The Sun appeared, and all the shadows ran.
I ran after them, but vanished as I ran --
Light ran after me and hunted me down.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Doing Time, Doing Vipassana

Free movie night at The Core Source, 5509 NE 30th Ave. @ Killingsworth

Thursday, April 19, 7:00 PM

Doing Time, Doing VipassanaAn award winning documentary which takes viewers inside India's largest prison to show the dramatic change brought about by the introduction of vipassana meditation. It is the remarkable story of Kiran Bedi and how she strove to transform the notorious Tihar prison from a hellhole of crime into an oasis of peace.

Bring a sit-upon and whatever you need to be comfy. It's a casual affair.