Leela Articles

A poem by Karen

Beloved There is no expansiveness more common than the soul It is the gift of wings when feet are rooted to the soil, when being is mistaken for limitation, when something seems irretrievably lost. Here, in a whirling heart, lives the height of joy. Even with eyes...

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Nothing but Gratitude

Eli We both  are missing being in satsang with you. But we are taking care of our bodies for right now which has been a great challenge my cancer came back just before New Years. We have both been growing in spite of our lack of being with you. I’ve seen my attachment...

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The realization is Everything

Five and a half year ago, I learned I had breast cancer. In the middle of a huge crowd of people a radiologist called to tell me the news on my cell phone. As I felt my mind and body tumble through space, Eli’s voice called out to me: “It’s always a good day to die.”...

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Lifting the veils

Baden Baden, Germany Sixty of us gathered together to lift the veils. We came in as coaches, trainers, therapists, mothers, printers, pilots and more. We saw through the veils to what is untouched by all identity.  We discovered what it is to be a true friend and the...

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Australia report

Aussie Report We are nearing the end of our tour here in Australia.  We love the people, the culture and the countryside. The sangha here is deep and true.  Many people have reported  first being in retreat with Gangaji at her Blue Mountain Retreat fifteen years ago....

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Budapest report

When Gangaji and I first came to Budapest in the 1980s, our first impression was of Border Patrol Soldiers with guns and Red Stars on their hats going through our luggage in our train compartment as we crossed the border. (It felt fifties noir at the moment.) So we...

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“When you can recognize who you are not, then there is a possibility to wake up and discover who you really are.”