Ritual Spotlight

Mantras

“What a mantra does is to concentrate already-existing stuff in you. It just brings it into focus. It’s like a magnifying glass with the sun: The magnifying glass doesn’t have any heat in and of itself, but it takes the sunlight and focuses it; it makes it one-pointed. The mantra becomes like that magnifying glass for your consciousness.” — Ram Dass

Words of Wisdom

Look Up

A timeless reminder to listen from Anne Lamott.

Look Up
Ritual Spotlight

On Walking

“Walking allows us to be in our bodies and in the world without being made busy by them. It leaves us free to think without being wholly lost in our thoughts.” —Rebecca Solnit

On Walking
Words of Wisdom

Soft is the Student

None of us comes fully equipped.

Soft is the Student
In Conversation

Micah Lexier

Canadian artist, Micah Lexier, is the man behind one of our favorite Instagram accounts, a collector of found objects, and a purveyor of routine.

Micah Lexier
Ritual Spotlight

Rituals for Resilience

Tangible tools for effectively transforming a tough situation into an opportunity for self-transformation.

Rituals for Resilience
Words of Wisdom

Step back

Do your work, then step back …

Step back
In Conversation

Shantell Martin

“I think art should be accessible. I hope that when someone sees my drawings they say, ‘Oh, I could do that.'”

Shantell Martin
Ritual Spotlight

Andy Warhol

Dictating his diary was, for Warhol, a repetitive act of reflection.

Andy Warhol
In Conversation

Dr. Pratima Raichur

“A ritual is something we activate because there is awareness behind the action.”

Dr. Pratima Raichur
Words of Wisdom

So Much Happiness

When the world falls in around you, you have pieces to pick up,
something to hold in your hands, like ticket stubs or change.

So Much Happiness
In Conversation

Krissy Jones & Chloe Kernaghan

Sky Ting founders on how to use yoga to cultivate a more joyous and connected life.

Krissy Jones & Chloe Kernaghan
Words of Wisdom

The Fear of Being You

A helpful reframing from Nayyirah Waheed.

The Fear of Being You
In Conversation

Yumi Sakugawa

“The only person that matters is the version of you in the present moment, in your present body, doing whatever it is you’re capable of doing as best as you can.”

Yumi Sakugawa
Words of Wisdom

Effort & Grace

There is a need for both effort and grace on the spiritual path.

Effort & Grace
In Conversation

Hiroko Takeda

An interview with textile artist, Hiroko Takeda, on her favorite Japanese rituals and the esoteric nature of her work.

Hiroko Takeda
Words of Wisdom

The Meaning of Life

“I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive.”

The Meaning of Life
In Conversation

Rodney Yee

“Pain and suffering can act as fulcrums that pull us out of the quicksand of our preexisting patterns.”

Rodney Yee
Words of Wisdom

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature’s first green is gold

Nothing Gold Can Stay
In Conversation

Fabiola Alondra

“The small and the large, the visible and the invisible—it’s all one delicate network of interconnectedness.”

Fabiola Alondra
Words of Wisdom

Yoga is union

B.K.S. Iyengar on yoga’s capacity to unite us with the present.

Yoga is union
Ritual Spotlight

The Story Behind Our BEL

This ritual object was born from a personal search for a meditation timer that was as beautiful as it is functional, and most importantly, analog.

The Story Behind Our BEL
Ritual Spotlight

Trataka

Trataka is a meditation technique that uses the sense of sight to still the mind.

Trataka
In Conversation

Ally Bogard

“It’s important to remember that life isn’t trying to keep us down, it’s just showing us how we see.”

Ally Bogard
Words of Wisdom

With That Moon Language

One of our favorite poems by Hafiz that we read at almost every moon ceremony.

With That Moon Language