The Yogini Diaries

Real-life glimpses of how to bring spiritual practice into daily life

The Realization of Radiance

You are the light of awareness embodied in time and space. Embodied awareness brings forth embodied consciousness, which is radiant light.

Breaking Up with Doubt

Dear Doubt, I’m sorry, but I’ve had enough. It’s over between us. That’s right, over.

Dharma Talk with Sukhvinder and Chameli (video)

An exquisitely potent conversation between Sukhvinder and Chameli in which they weave the depths of their spiritual practice into the challenges and potential of social justice and shadow work.

You are a Holy Compost Pile at the Edge of Evolution

The new world grows out of this fertile brew made of our outgrown clothes, our errors and awakenings, our dreams and prayers, and the luminous horizon we sense there—in the pause between the breath, in the gap between thoughts, in the softening of the heart. You are a holy compost pile at the very edge of evolution.

I Belong in This Circle

This I know: I belong in the circle of Yoginis. I have always been here. This circle is my teacher, satguru, it is my home, it is my sisters, it is my mother. It is myself.

Is This The Story You Came Here To Tell?

Perhaps you have been told that your longing is needy, that your visions are naive…your love of beauty is a luxury, and that the face of the One that you have had the blessing to glimpse within your very own heart is but a fairy tale.

Your Holy Being Unfurls like a Flower

What a ride it is, this life lived in a woman’s body. The moment we think we have found a shelf to rest on, a sort of “aha, so this is how it works”, we are again thrown into new territory.

The Heart of Inner Yoga Practice

Our inner yoga is a practice of returning to the movement within all things, a throb so intimate, so available…right here.
 A relaxing into the pulse of self-arising wisdom.

I Will Not Hold Myself Back…

For four years I had the honor to meet with a very special circle of girls. They were fourteen young women and we started to meet when they were in sixth grade. The story that follows is about a practice we did together the first time we got together.

She had other plans…?

She had other plans…?

    We sat in circle by the shore of the sacred Yuba river as Cynthia unwrapped the Earth Vase. It was a Monday in late October and my dharma sisters — Maleda, Clare, Vera and Cynthia — and I were gathered for ceremony. There was an eerie light, a warmth...

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The Way Things Are

The Way Things Are

Over the course of my life, I’ve accumulated a long list of things I like and don’t like, eat and don’t eat, wear and don’t wear, do and don’t do. A self-created box of The Way I Am, kept neat and tidy, stored safely in the corner and wrapped tight with a pretty pink bow.

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You are a Holy Compost Pile at the Edge of Evolution

You are a Holy Compost Pile at the Edge of Evolution

The new world grows out of this fertile brew made of our outgrown clothes, our errors and awakenings, our dreams and prayers, and the luminous horizon we sense there—in the pause between the breath, in the gap between thoughts, in the softening of the heart. You are a holy compost pile at the very edge of evolution.

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