Still in beautiful, hot, dry Espanola, NM. Continuing meditation, workshops, yoga...and today was the first day of White Tantric. OH MY LANDS! It's a challenge for both mind and body to just surrender to the pain. I went through several cycles of "Why am I doing this? I don't have to do this. I'm not going to do this. But everyone else is doing this? Am I doing this out of peer pressure? Is there really something to it like everyone says? This is bull crap! It's all made up bull crap! No, I think there is something to it if I just push through. Yes, I think I can do this. Oh man I hurt. I hurt, I hurt, I hurt. I can't do this. Why am I doing this...." and then after 8 hours of holding postures and chanting some pretty ridiculous and long mantras, day one was over. I still have two more days of this, kids. Seriously, WHAT AM I DOING HERE? Part of me is half tempted to take my friends car and just drive down to Oho for a mud bath and hot springs.
Here are some pics from the rest of Solstice here at Ram Das Puri. (I'll post the White Tantric pics when I can get a signal on my phone to email them to my computer):
People do Kundalini type yoga on sheepskin (even though they are vegetarians...go figure)
Yep, that's what we shower in. Picture these with a bunch of bare naked yoga hippies. The bathrooms look just about the same.
This was a womens circle workshop I attended
Peace Prayer Day where all nations came to hold the flame and then they prayed for peace to Mother Earth.
Some guy and a bunch of other people taking pictures at International Peace Prayer Day