Holy Days of the Lady’s Year for Joy December 27-31 We have miraculously arrived at the end of a wild ride – through the extremes of joy and sorrow carried on the winds of 2020. For the year’s fierce (though sometimes tender) teachings, I give thanks. May I understand, embrace, and metabolize these teachings in […]
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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Joy in the WorldThe Month for Joyful Service and SharingNovember 17 – December 26, 2020 Our lives are not our own. From wombto tomb, we are bound to others.Past and present, and by each crimeand every kindness, we birth our future. –David Mitchell, British prize-winning novelist, screenwriter, librettist Once upon a summer time, in a […]
Joy in the WorldThe Month for Joyful TransformationOctober 8 – November 16, 2020 “The most important lesson that one can learn from life is not that there is pain in this world, but that it is possible to transmute it into joy.” –Rabindranath Tagore The magnificent poet/seer/philosopher Tagore gives us a hint about the means of […]
Joy in the World The Month for Joyful Remembrance August 29 to October 7, 2020 We shake with joy, we shake with grief. What a time they have, these two housed as they are in the same body. —Mary Oliver These forty days that mark a retreat of summer in the Northern Hemisphere […]
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 […]
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 […]