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Category - Stories and Tales

What is Year of the Rabbit?

Myths & Legends, Stories and Tales, Uncategorized

How Does the Lunar Calendar Work? According to Chinese astrology, 2011 is Year of the Rabbit, beginning on February 3, 2011 through January 22, 2012.  There are 12 animal signs in Chinese astrology and Rabbit is the fourth…

The 12 Chinese Animals

Chinese, Myths & Legends, Stories and Tales

Many people view Chinese astrology and the Chinese animal signs as something they see on placemats  in restaurants. There is much more to these concepts and ideas that date back more than 2,000 years. I have always been…

Donkey in the Well

inspiration, Myths & Legends, Stories and Tales, Teacher Training

Many of you may have heard this story, but I was thinking of it recently and wanted to share this time old tale as a reminder for us to “take a step up” Once upon a time, a…

Moon in May is Buddha Day

Buddhist, Myths & Legends, Prayer, Seasonal Living, Stories and Tales, Teacher Training

Full Moon of May The Moon in May is Buddha’s Day. Growing up in a traditional Chinese household, we had many cultural celebrations and paid respect to ancestors by lighting lanterns and candles, offerings flowers, incense and fruit…

Divine Mother, the Lotus Born

Myths & Legends, Seasonal Living, Stories and Tales, Teacher Training, Yoga

On this Day of the Mother, I remember my beloved Mother, and on a global level honor our Eternal Divine Mother; the sacred feminine, source of all power and creation. In Yoga, Shakti is the concept and personification…

Eastre and the Rabbits…

Myths & Legends, Prayer, Seasons, Stories and Tales

OUR Mother Earth is referred to as Mother since ancient times: “Mother Earth” and “Mother Nature.” Watching the cycles of Nature one sees that rain falling brings life to Earth, so many ancient cultures saw Father as Heaven,…