Living in heaven & hell

It’s official name was Ram Das Puri. It was the location for the annual 3HO summer gathering known simply as Summer Solstice. It was a celebration of yoga, meditation, and all things related to Kundalini Yoga as taught by...

Team sports suck (for me)

I did try team sports though I had resistance. And I did find some enjoyment in the experience, but in the end, it was clear, team sports are not for me. I was not a jock (what we called people really into sports when I was...

I will not marry you!

“I will not marry you” was the statement Yogi Bhajan said to me in the middle of the wedding ceremony, with the family, guests, students and intended wife all gathered for this sacred event.  After a year living in the...

Destiny at Bayside Park

It was 1969-1970 and Coconut Grove was a place of alternate lifestyles and altered realities. Unlike the university community of Coral Gables and other well known areas of Miami, the Grove was hip, bold and an opening to...

The Worst Yoga Class I Ever Took

I went to every yoga class I could find in hopes of discovering something more than just another way to twist my body in a pretzel. I sent all over Miami in search of a class that would inspire me. After one yoga class I...

Meditation to avoid & one do do!

In 1970, a lot of young people were searching for something beyond what was the established norm. There were hundreds of groups offering every kind of spiritual experience you can imagine. Any many you could never imagine....