Author Archives: Richard Hudak

About Richard Hudak

I am Senior Adjunct Faculty in Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and I have been a practitioner of Anusara™ yoga. I have completed 200 hours of teacher training within its diaspora community, consistent with its philosophy and alignment principles.

Help, I’m Alive


Originally posted on The Considered Kula:
Yesterday, I was sitting around in a café aprés yoga with some friends, discussing our midlife spiritual crises, among other things. Not the garden variety of midlife crisis, but the deeper one which impels…

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Equanimous Engagement: Our Students Teach Us


I didn't receive this until after the fact, at the rally. But I find students' respect endearing. #lovetrumpshate A post shared by Richard Hudak (@wholeheartedyoga) on Nov 17, 2016 at 8:38am PST I’m not going to sugarcoat this because this … Continue reading

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Flow


Originally posted on The Considered Kula:
It has been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon. We got a good rain on Wednesday, a long soaking rain, good for field and garden and lawn. It was so dry, no rain for…

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Euthymia – Of Peace of Mind


Somehow I got on the mailing list for someone who runs one of those series of self–help courses, the first step of which is to help the presenter by buying into his philosophy, i.e., his book or online course(s). But … Continue reading

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A little peaceful warrior love


Originally posted on Wholehearted Yoga:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BIw7nnNBtco/ When I reposted MC Yogi’s instagram this morning, I got props in a tweet. https://twitter.com/mcyogi/status/761900645376929793 I am definitely burning up my 15 minutes of fame. It looks like he also got props from Trevor…

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A Love that Transcends Trump | On Being


If you read one thing today, please consider Omid Safi’s blog post at On Being. [T]he spiritual must not be confined to the inward, but wash over, cleanse, and redeem the individual, the communal, and the institutional. via A Love that … Continue reading

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Mystery


“This feast of beauty can intoxicate, just like the finest wine.” Continue reading

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Friday’s Full Moon – Guru Purnima


Originally posted on The Considered Kula:
As I begin to write, a large salmon-colored moon is rising in the southeastern sky. It is Guru Purnima. Guru Purnima is referred to in the Indian epic, the Mahabharata and other texts as…

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“The Useless Tree” – Chuang Tzu – Inspiration Pointe


Originally posted on The Considered Kula:
Last week I was making small talk with a student about another class in which I had seen her taking a test. “Social psychology. It’s very practical.” she quipped. I tried not to take…

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Yoga philosophy, race, and ‘colorblindness’ — Tantrik Studies


Chris Wallis (Hareesh) provides an insightful and challenging reflection on yoga philosophy and the Black Lives Matter movement that is worth a full read. But here for me is an especially powerful core to his reflection. [B]efore I try to … Continue reading

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