Joy in the World The Month for Joyful Dedication July 20-August 28, 2020 Whatever their ways are, they are all in love with you.Each comes, by a path, to the rose garden.—Niyazi Misri “One regret, dear World, I am determined not to have when I am lying on my deathbedis that I did […]
Month by Month Reflections for the Year of Joy.
Nine Goddesses to Nurture Nine Steps on the Path of Joy
This Year of Joy calendar gathers nine steps along the Path of Joy into nine months, composed of four ten-day weeks. The weeks invite you to explore joy through each of the four elements: earth, water, fire, and air, which can be experienced as metaphors – the fires of passion, for example, or the tears of sorrow – as well as richly concrete in themselves. The nine months, 360 days, come to an end on December 26, leaving five intercalary days before the Year for Joy begins again on January 1.
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The Month for Joyful PresenceJune 10 – July 19, 2020 Attend to the skinAs a subtle boundaryContaining vastness.Enter that pulsing immensityDiscover that you are not separateFrom anything there.There is no inside,There is no outside,There is no other—No object to meditate upon that is not you.–Yukti 25 from The Radiance Sutras by Lorin Roche, PhD(A yukti […]
Awakening to Inner Peace and Joy in Daily Life Join me and 24 other renowned Eastern and Western spiritual leaders, teachers and coaches as we share our insights and practical tools for experiencing peace and joy during challenging times. June 08 – 12, 2020 Click here for more information and to get FREE access to […]
The Month of Joyful AwarenessMarch 21 – April 30, 2020 God’s joy moves from unmarked box to unmarked box,from cell to cell. As rainwater, down into flowerbed.As roses, up from ground.Now it looks like a plate of rice and fish,now a cliff covered with vines,now a horse being saddled.It hides within these,till one day it […]
Joy in the World 2020 The Month of Exploring Beliefs about Joy February 10 – March 21 Belief becomes biology Norman Cousins There is no clear dividing line between a person’s philosophy and physiology. William James It is not a matter of faith; it is a matter of practice. Thich Nhat Hanh During […]
Joy in the World 2020 The Month of Sourcing in Joy January 1 – February 9 Happy New Year Begin Again Welcome to 2020, and this first month of a new journey through The Lady’s Year for Joy. These forty days invite us to plunge into ever-deepening experiences of those elements of life that […]
Birthdays of the Joyful Gods The nine months, 360 days, come to an end on December 26, leaving five intercalary days before the Year for Joy begins again on January 1. On these days, we celebrate the birth of the gods of joy, using the fingers of our hands as a device for remembering. Humanity […]
Joy in the World 2019 The Month for Joyful Service and Sharing November 17 – December 26 And now as long as space endures, And as long as living beings remain, Until then may I, too, remain To drive away the sorrows of the world. —Shantideva, The Way of the Bodhisattva The glorious month […]
Joy in the World The Month for Joyful Transformation October 8 – November 16 “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ― Rumi These days are turning-of-the-world days, stretching into a new season. So it is with our lives. Every day a […]