Asking for, receiving and giving consent

13 August 2016 General No comments
"Even if you previously granted consent, if you lose the ability to revoke that consent, from that moment on, there is no consent. And if someone takes that control over your consent from you, or ignores that you have lost your control over your consent, that is rape. You must be in control of, and able to revoke, your consent at all times for that consent to remain valid."

Desire

12 August 2016 General No comments
The rational mind does not have the benefit of future-sight. There is though 'something' that does and 'it' communicates to us through the feeling of excitement.

From Reluctant Fool to Facilitator of Conscious Dance

26 May 2014 General No comments

For me, dancing had a big, fat, juicy stigma attached to it. Being terrified of looking a fool, I was hesitant and reserved. It took massive dance parties with many thousands of people, where I could disappear into anonymity, to awaken the dancer in me. Once that happened I very quickly came to a knowing that dancing was good for me - not just 'fun to do' but fundamentally important to my overall well-being. I had tapping into an ancient knowing that was bursting in my cells to be expressed.

Soul Alchemy

1 December 2009 Practice No comments

Spiritual development can both 'transcend' the physical into spirit or enter more deeply into the physical. Embracing both, we take all of ourselves, accepting everything that is physical and inherently human, into spirit.

Reflections from Tantra in Kadampa Buddhism

28 June 2009 General No comments

I attended an introduction to Tantra in the Kadampa Buddhism tradition. As usual the Buddhist terminology had me shaking my head in confusion. I've interpreted the gist of it in flavours I am more familiar with, starting with some background as to why one would even consider a practise in Tantra in the first place.