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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

Gathering: Live Online Meditations

Darlings, I will be offering a series of live, online guided meditations via Zoom during September and October while Rejoice is in port for high hurricane season. Anyone is welcome! I'd love to have you join in. All these Gatherings begin at…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

Storm Porn

As I seek to return to the groove of sharing with you here, I'm simply going to begin in the moment. We're on Banderas Bay, in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Most days are sunny in the middle and rainy at the end. We had a great storm on Saturday night and I got some beautiful footage.…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

Sangha Retreat: Home Meditation Course 18 (FULL)

Beloved friend, I’m offering an 8 week remote meditation retreat for prior students of my Home Meditation Course. This retreat will meet you wherever you are with healing, peace and reflection. It's okay if you are out of the groove of practice or if your heart is breaking. This is why we retreat.…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

The Light Inside: Home Meditation Course 17 (SOLD OUT)

Come, rinse your heart in the light of the stars. Remember the way to the refuge that lies within you, holding wells of strength, courage, and solace. We need this, both always and now, right now. The world needs us, every one of us: strong and clear of heart. I am here to support you in that.…

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Our story

Hello! We're James and Kristie Dahlia Home. In 2017, we quit our jobs, sold our house in San Francisco, moved aboard our 40 foot sloop Rejoice, and prepared to sail south with no set destination or schedule. Getting Free is the story of how we let go of our comfortable life in a city we loved for the wild uncertainty of the sea.

We each came to San Francisco and our work there in pursuit of freedom, for ourselves and for others. Kristie studied with poets, monks, and mages and offered this back to the world with her hands and her voice, becoming a healer, teacher, and minister-of-sorts. James helped give birth to the web, which held the promise of providing new ways for us to come to a better understanding of ourselves, one another, and the world. We found each other in the Black Rock Desert in 1997. We found amazing co-conspirators, worked hard, partied harder, and loved hardest.

Then we spent too much time in office buildings and hospitals, on crowded highways and busses. Beloved friends and lovers died. Many of the things we had once found freedom in now seemed to bind us. The modern devotion to convenience-above-all started to look like an existential abdication to us.

One day in 2010, we got on a sailboat.

In sailing, we found a forcing function for becoming the kinds of people we want to be. It demands simplicity, preparation, kindness, and awareness. It requires a deep commitment to both self-sufficiency and the world community of seafolk. It turns our attention to the sky and the sea and our boat and one another, and most of all to the world around us. This world is full of places where science and spirit intersect on the water, and we're going to go explore them. We hope you'll come along!

James and Kristie Dahlia on Rejoice

Where in the world is Rejoice ?