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.”

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
In Conversation

Stephane Kamesh

“It’s an open-minded approach, like that of a child, where I simultaneously recognize that I don’t know everything yet, but also have everything I need.”

Stephane Kamesh
Words of Wisdom

Thank You

The only prayer you’ll ever need according to Ekhart Tolle.

Thank You
In Conversation

Kai Avent-deLeon

“I started exploring every facet of healing: Reiki, readings, chakra cleansings—but it really came down to being still and forgiving myself.”

Kai Avent-deLeon
Words of Wisdom

Go out each morning and greet the sun

“Someone can have an insight, and rather than being lost, it can stay alive through ritual.” —Pema Chödrön

Go out each morning and greet the sun
Ritual Spotlight

Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono’s self-soothing ritual from childhood.

Yoko Ono
Words of Wisdom

The Essence of All Beings

The essence of all beings from Chandogya Upanishad

The Essence of All Beings
In Conversation

Leonard Koren

“Wabi-sabi is exactly about the delicate balance between the pleasure we get from things and the pleasure we get from freedom of things.”

Leonard Koren
Words of Wisdom

When it’s working

Keith Haring on creation as liberation.

When it’s working
Happenings

Cultivate Inner Gardens

Inner Gardens explores mind-body wisdom, creative expression, and positive transformation through a curated program of workshops, talks, and movement & meditation classes. We’re honored to take part in this meaningful offering by way of a two-week residency at San Giorgio Hotel in Mykonos, Greece where we’ll be sharing some of our most treasured rituals. From […]

Cultivate Inner Gardens
In Conversation

Andreea Diaconu

“I think you can find mystical or enlightening rivers everywhere, you just have to keep your ocean open and swim.”

Andreea Diaconu
Words of Wisdom

Act without doing

Think of the small as large and the few as many. Wise words from the Tao te Ching.

Act without doing
In Conversation

Nevine Michaan

Nevine Michaan is a true mystic, a teacher of teachers, and the creator of Katonah Yoga. Her unique insights into body, breath, and imagination are most famously articulated through maps and metaphor.

Nevine Michaan
Words of Wisdom

Be Here Now

As you extricate yourself from patterns of thought, you begin to look at everything freshly.

Be Here Now