Thursday, May 15, 2008
1. Pattabhi Jois is in New York City at this very moment.
2. I'm teaching a Level I Dharma Mittra Yoga Class at the Chicago Green Festival on Saturday at 11AM. The festival is at Navy Pier and opens at 10; there are free classes all day in the YogaNow "Movement Room."
3. Speaking of movement......How do you know you're back home after a week of teacher training and exquisite master classes with Dharma Mittra? You rise at 4AM and are accosted by a strange odor when you open the bedroom door. In the kitchen you find fresh feline diarrhea in and around the litterbox. While cleaning it up you find fresh cat womit in the dining area. While doing your sitting practice 20 minutes later, you are assaulted by the unmistakable sound of a cat walking backwards and womiting - in the bathroom this time. Later you come home from teaching three classes to find even more fresh feces in the box.
4. How do you know that being with Sri Dharma for a week hasn't yet worn off? You cheerfully clean up mess after mess; remaining unattached, you simply do it because it has to be done....
5....And blog about it, while providing a link to the chapter of the Bhagavad Gita that deals with the path of renunciation:
A Karma-yogi, abandoning the fruit of work,
Attains Supreme Bliss while others,
Who are attached to the fruits of work,
Become bound by selfish work.
Pic from last year's Green Fest by Sharon Steffensen