We are assessing the impact of Covid-19 on the delivery of our Reiki Jin Kei Do classes scheduled for 2020. The well being of our students is of paramount importance. At this point, we are only canceling Reiki Level 2 scheduled for March 28-29, 2020, however, we will continue to monitor the situation for upcoming classes and update this site accordingly.
To support this community’s continued learning, we will be offering our current students opportunities to gather on-line for review and Q&A, so stay tuned!
Out of an abundance of caution, Stella and I are postponing the March 28-29, 2020, Reiki Jin Kei Do Level 2 class until the situation surrounding Covid-19 improves. We will reschedule at a later date. Yes, we¹re disappointed, but we also feel some relief at making what we believe is a prudent decision. This virus is a concern and your health and safety are of paramount importance to us.
We hope you are finding ways to stay grounded during this period of uncertainty. Reiki and self care are integral to this. In addition to self-reiki, we highly recommend the qi gong practice, Gathering Stars, which we taught in Level 1. This will keep your body active, while settling your mind and steadying your breath. Copy the following url into your browser to link to Gilbert Gallego¹s review of Gathering Stars:
Buddho EnerSense 2 Postponed until 2021
BES 2 is postponed until 2021 to accommodate a change in Khandro Kunzang’s teaching schedule. Date to be decided.
Yesterday I finally got together with my friend Pat. The last time we chatted was at the retreat in September. We exchanged Christmas presents. I gave her a mug I’d made and she gave me a magnifying makeup mirror. With a light. 15 times magnification. Jim said, “She must have seen something you couldn’t.” I can now see every wrinkle, errant eyebrow hair, and clump of mascara. This morning I got to work pulling, tweezing, and wrestling with every brow hair and whisker that heretofore I was blessedly unaware of.
As I finished up, I mentally listed where else I’d recently spent such concentrated time. It’s the start of a new year and I’ve already devoted hours, if not days, to organizing piles of bills and papers for our accountant and sorting through excess clothes in preparation for a big donation run.
This is the stuff of life and certainly necessary, but nourishing? Not so much. As I move more deeply into January, which tends to be a darker time for me emotionally, I’ve found more lightness in what is simplest – my meditation practice. The choices are minimal. I either sit on the cushion or I don’t. I either work at staying focused or I entertain myself with whatever thought wants attention. I either sit up straight or I lose attention and slouch. These are moment-to-moment choices. They are simple to make.
We are always practicing something. Each moment that I practice awareness of this moment, even as it effortlessly melts into the next, helps me recognize and accept impermanence and change, and leads to choice. This year I choose to sit on my cushion; choose to work at focus; choose to lengthen my spine.
Simple. And oh so much less painful then plucking wayward hairs, making sense of old receipts, or wondering why I still have tags on clothes that have been in my closet for years.