23 posts

Practices

Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

While I Kiss the Sky

This bay is a crater: round, and ringed by mountains except where it opens onto the sea. It's the most astonishing feeling to live here, like the earth is cupping you in the palm of her hand.…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

April Events with Dahlia

Oh, you tender and precious bit of stardust! Happy Spring! Happy Equinox! We have entered the season where the light is greater than the darkness. Ahhhhh. I wish to offer you opportunities for integration, for mending, for peace.…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

The Gentlest Spring Retreat (SOLD OUT)

Beloved friends, Spring is coming, and after this strangest of years, budding feels both tender and vital. I wish to support you with a spring retreat. I have endeavored to create one which is as gentle and flexible as possible, and as deep and sincere as all my work.…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

On the Radio, Whoa-oh-oh-oh

"Good morning, this is the Banderas Bay Net for Wednesday, (today's date.) Net control today is Dahlia from S/V Rejoice." These sentences are one of the bright spots of my pandemic year.…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

Gathering for Peace and Courage

We’ll begin by tending to ourselves with loving tenderness: simple self-massage, gentle, seated stretching, and deep relaxation. If you choose, we'll continue by coming together for satsang, a gathering of spiritual practitioners for conversation. We will close with guided meditation.…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

Tiny Massage Workshop: A Little Self-Love (11/28)

Come play! I'll lead simple, gentle massage & movement for your face, neck, and shoulders, easily done sitting on the chair, couch, bed, or in the bathtub over Zoom. I offer you as a testimonial the words of my mama, who after some touch and stretch, said: "I FEEL LIKE I TOOK A HOUSE OFF OF ME!"…

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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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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

Letters from Quarantine

In the early weeks of the COVID-10 pandemic, when quarantines were new, I sent a supportive email to my sangha (spiritual community) most days. This is the best of them. They speak to hard times, grief, hope, and most of all, to love.…

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James Kristie Dahlia
James & Kristie Dahlia

Pandemic Offerings and Strategies

We're all in this together. We wanted to share with you a few things we're doing to ease all of our efforts to flatten the curve, both here in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and in the wider world. For the first time,…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

Retreating

A vital aspect of my spiritual practice is retreat: taking to wild places with wise folk to turn inward, like spring cleaning and a growth spurt for my being. I spent last week at the Kripalu Center studying with Lorin Roche, whose…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

Meditation Retreats: This Spaciousness That You Are

Come. Let go. Turn inward and be nourished! A period of deep practice is a wonderful way to learn how to meditate, to reignite the fires of a sluggish or lapsed practice, and to refresh and heal.…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

Your Radiant True Nature: Home Meditation Course 14

Come, dip your toes in the waters of your existence. 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.…

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James
James

Tips on the TIP, Mexico’s Golden Ticket

It’s last year, the middle of September. Rejoice should be anchored out in the lee of Avalon, our first visit to picturesque Catalina, the island off the coast of Los Angeles that was to be one of the highlights of our…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

Laundry without Machines

We're at our first marina that doesn't have washing machines. Turns out there are no public washing machines in the little town of La Cruz! You wash things at home or send your laundry out. Most cruising sailors in Mexico send their…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

The Southern Crossing: No Resistance to the Darkness

for Mary Oliver, whose spirit left her body during this trip, and whose words have long guided my heart First Leg: It was a couple of hours from La Paz, the Peace, to Isla Espiritu Santo, the Island of the Holy Spirit.…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

Fungus Among Us (and sure, Prickly Heat, too)

Sailors are always working to keep mold and mildew at bay on our ships, and, to be honest, those who live at sea must be vigilant about fungal infections on our skin! As someone who loves to geek out about human bodies,…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

Love is the Way: Home Meditation Course 13

If you'd like to receive this information by email in the future, let me know! Sometimes I do not post publicly and only notify my email list. Private sessions are often available by phone or email; drop me a line to enquire.…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

A Day in the Life

Fhis is what our days tend to look like right now. On the left is the overflow of James' project; he and his work are in the engine compartment, where he's replacing a whole lot of wiring to understand a system, chase…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

The Nature of Existence: a Letter upon Love or Why ONE is Tattooed on my Wrist

One of my students, following the end of a romantic relationship, found themselves feeling horribly about themselves as well as heartbroken. Beloved friend, I once had a breakup that left my self-esteem feeling tattered in a way that was unfamiliar and surprising…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

Kind Words in Dark Times

For most of my adult life, in difficult times, the practice of dropping into the intimate and transpersonal space of teaching has been a great comfort to me; I always knew that I was doing good, every day, by participating in the…

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James
James

Tools We Carry Onboard

I've always had strong feelings about tools, but on a broken boat in the middle of an ocean, they take on a new importance. I originally put this list together for Brittany from Windtraveler when she was trying to piece Scott's toolbox…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

Darkness and Light

This bit of backstory was written May 12, 2017. Last night we went to a talk at OCSC, our beloved local sailing school, about Blue Water Cruising -- which means crossing oceans for pleasure in a sailboat, as we aim to do.…

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