Yoga Content: Dainuri’s thoughts

I find it wonderful to practice with the YIY Ashtanga community at the lead Primary Series class on Fridays.
Also like a time traveler from a different era since most of the practitioners are younger than my sons just turned 40 and 42.
In that 1960’s era I went through basic training in the military and being idealistic, I saw this kind of training as a potential crucible for spiritual growth and self mastery.
It did work out that way and the closest thing to my ideal vision of the training is practicing Ashtanga in community.   The lead part and the neat rows of practitioners all working together are inspiring and energizing and for me.  And all the more poignant because of my sense that each practice period has a number and yes, the numbers will run out.
The youth, energy and sincerity of this community, all growing real time present self mastery touches my heart and inspires me to go deeper into detail: the details of breath, bodily awareness, and the magic of practice.
We are all ever so lucky and I feel I am the luckiest time traveler of all.



More on Hershey Felder as Beethoven

TheatreWorks is  having a sale on tickets to “Hershey Felder as Beethoven”:

Celebrate Independence Day with two-for-one tickets to

Hershey Felder, BEETHOVEN!

The show that has shattered all TheatreWorks box office records is now playing through July 9, and we’re celebrating with a special buy-one-get-one-free offer on tickets! Just go online (or call or email our Box Office) and use the code JULY4 to unlock this exclusive offer for the following performance dates:

Wednesday, July 5 at 2pm

Wednesday, July 5 at 7:30pm

Thursday, July 6 at 8pm

Friday, July 7 at 8pm

Saturday, July 8 at 2pm

Saturday, July 8 at 8pm

Sunday, July 9 at 2pm

Offer valid on above-listed dates only. Discount cannot be applied to previous purchases or combined with other offers. Tickets subject to availability.

TheatreWorks Box Office



Sayadaw Ashin Ottamasara’s USA Dhamma Tour 2017 – Silicon Valley

Just heard about this. Thought others might be interested. It is too late for tonight’s session but there is another session on Monday.

Sayadaw Ashin Ottamasara is the founder of Thabarwa Center and over 70+ meditation centers in Myanmar in the last ten years, and the well-known Dhamma Hospital where all medical services are provided free-of-charge. Each session will consist of a Dhamma talk, meditation and plenty of time for Q&A. Please feel free to ask any Dhamma, meditation or personal questions so that you can gain clarity on your path.

Space is limited, please RSVP to attend a session. Monday, 6/26, 6:30-8:30PM (Santa Clara, CA) – Register here



“Hershey Felder as Beethoven” at TheatreWorks

Hershey Felder as Beethoven is a sparkling, fun, and beautiful one-man show. Felder is a master actor and a master musician. His interpretation of many of Beethoven’s pieces are excellent.  We learn much more about who Beethoven was, and how his music reflects his life. 90 minutes, no intermission.  I recommend this production highly. You will gain a new appreciation for Beethoven and his music. Through July 9 at the Mt. View Center for Performing Arts. Tickets at theatreworks dot org.

Review by Elaine