What we’re missing in Mt. Shasta

Quick post, because I can’t really do this justice. It speaks for itself.

Bobbie and I had considered, briefly, trying to do the second week of Tim Miller’s Mt. Shasta retreat instead of the first this year. For a bunch of reasons, that didn’t happen — and the result was terrific, as we got to see year-old friends and deepen a bunch of connections we had made the first time to the mountain. We also got to begin some new, meaningful relationships.

But right now, those second week people are midway through their Mercury day, meaning the longest hike of the week. Thankfully, our careful cultivation of non-attachment means we aren’t jealous. Rose Tantraphol is covering her experience of the week at her blog, which we link to along the side but is worth the special highlight this week.

So check her out.

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Two Ashtangis write about their practice and their teachers.

2 thoughts on “What we’re missing in Mt. Shasta”

  1. Been thinking a lot about you all this week and last. Just started teaching as well, subbing for several teachers here at home. I can appreciate Bobbie’s perspective as a new teacher. I struggle in my mind with how to do the practice and all my teachers justice when I still have so much to learn. I’m learning to accept the fears and insecurities of being a new teacher as part of the learning process that will continue to deepen my practice. To intelligently and concisely communicate what I do know is hard and yet it’s enough.
    I look forward to practicing with you all again, with great respect,

  2. A belated thanks for spreading the word about my Mt. Shasta blogging. I went there with the intention to try to blog here and there. But as you know, the place and the people are so inspiring that the words — much like the beautiful creeks we hiked to — just flowed.

    I have a few more blog posts already in my head about the last couple of days at Mt. Shasta, but now it’s a matter of finding time to set them to screen. Perhaps on the plane ride back to Michigan…

    By the way, I’ve enjoyed your posts from the retreat and since — keep them coming! Another great thing about Mt. Shasta with Tim, right? It’s the gift that keeps on giving. 🙂

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