Category Archives: Introduction

Common as Mud


When I think of work, I always think of this poem by Marge Piercy, and its intimations of submerging ourselves in the tasks, of getting down in the mud, of grounding. This is not typically the vision we are given of a spiritual path, all sweetness and light. However, it is consistent with the Eastern view of the lotus flower, grounded in the muck, but emerging sweetly and purely above the surface of the water. Continue reading

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Administrivia


I always wanted to use that portmanteau, or “mashup” of “administrative” and “trivia” that used to grace the About pages of old listservs. I just wanted to write a quick post to let you know that I’ve cleaned up the navigational … Continue reading

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Last year in the Considered Kula


While a few posts back I celebrated the one year anniversary of the blog, it was a year ago today that I actually took it live, with a twelfth post on “existential courage.” That was a toothsome post, filled with … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Anusara Yoga!


Today is the 14th anniversary of the founding of Anusara Yoga, marked by the day when John Friend, on retreat at a Siddha Yoga ashram in New York, wrote his vision statement. Among other things, it also is the date … Continue reading

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What is Grounded Spirituality? | elephant journal


I love this post on EJ by Ben Ralston, advanced Sivananda Yoga teacher, and Reference Point Therapist/Healer. Here is my reply. How are we to “be the change” we wish to see in the world? How are we to build … Continue reading

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The Twelfth Post – Existential Courage


This is the twelfth post of The Considered Kula and the one in which I take the blog live. It’s high time. To many of you this will appear as the first post, but for that look here, “Open to … Continue reading

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Open to Grace: Launching the Considered Kula


You have arrived at the inaugural post of “The Considered Kula.” Breathe, and Open to Grace. From “About” this blog “Kula” is a Sanskrit word meaning “family” or “intentional community” that has taken on the meaning of “community” within Anusara Yoga™, … Continue reading

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