Dear Yogis,

ZOOM:
Sunday 10am.
The Tibetan Book of the Dead.  Especially important for those students contemplating The DeathDoula Course

Monday 6.30/Tuesday 7.30 Both studying Mary Magdalen.  Part of a number of books which were left out of the Bible, they provide and important glimpse into the metaphysical aspects of our belief systems.  This is 2021.  We are not living not Biblical times, not the time Jesus lived.  We have to see with new eyes.  We have to look at these books.

STUDIO
Don’t forget.  This weekend the ART/CRAFT DAY (started during Covid), will be in the Studio at 2pm on Saturday.
 I hope you can be with us, even if you haven’t been before.  Park on the white gravel, come to the yoga entrance at the back of the house (follow the wooden path), and bring a project.  You could even use the time to talk with me about Mary and The Voice of Thunder (and knit or paint at the same time!).

NEWSLETTER CHANGE
As we have moved through Covid major lock downs, although we are not “out” of it and never will be… I am going to reduce the newsletters to MONDAY and FRIDAYS.  Just so I can let you know what is happening with courses, zooms and studio.  I will be concentrating a special newsletter  on THE COMPASSIONATE COMPANIONS PROJECT (Death-Doulas) and END-OF-LIFE DIRECTIVES on Wednesday.   If you want to be kept in the loop with these, please email me and I will put you on a list – you can be the first to see what we are doing whilst it is under construction.  Be the first.  

 

BE LIKE ME, AND WRITE LOVE NOTES TO THE DIVINE

There are many ways to express gratitude, however, mine is writing.  Yes, I still meditate, however, to assist me in my contact with God (?) I have a number of pictures and photos of “Divine Images” around me on the walls around my bed (just in case I am “too sleepy”).   God, or THE GOOD as Mary calls Her is not a male voice.

It is interesting to me that THE VOICE OF THUNDER (THE GOOD), in the Gospel of Mary, and The Gospel of Thomas and THE THUNDER is FEMININE!!!  Not “Our Father” it is “OUR MOTHER”.

It makes it easier to Chat.  Even though the biggest painting I have is of Jesus, that is just a representation of a Being which takes many forms – in the Same way the QuanYin is the female image of the Buddha….

You can do this.  When writing a letter – or chatting,  use whatever name resonates with you. Express your gratitude for miracles around you and within you.  Things that we are all grateful for.  For instance – our body, the only way we can work through karma – this life wherever it takes you – your family, no matter how many challenges (you asked for them at some level), and so on.  Remember, “nothing can happen except by the will of God”, and when God is The Feminine we can get “up close and personal”.  If you open the “door” She will come towards you EVERY TIME.  You are not alone.  Cultivate this relationship and you will find “the peace and joy that passes all understanding”.  It is what has been promised to us, but we have to ask for it.  No request is refused.  “She” is listening.

 

I WILL MEET YOU ON THE MAT

TRY ME.  NAMASTE.  JAHNE

 

 

Dear Yogis,

CLASS TIMES
ZOOM
Monday 6.30 FREE Mary Magdalen Study
Tuesday: 7.30 to 9pm The Magdalen Study

STUDIO
Monday Hatha 1pm (full), Wednesday Restorative, 5.30 (full), Friday 5.30 (Vacancies available)

THIS SATURDAY (June 26th) 2PM. THE MONTHLY ART/CRAFT CLASS IN THE STUDIO
Sunday 10am:
The Tibetan Book of the Dead – especially useful if you are doing the CCP course.

THE CELEBRATION OF MARY MAGDALEN
Thursday the 22nd of July is the feast day of Mary Magdalen.   Because we are studying Mary, and the students are inspired by her story, they decided to hold a lunch on that day so that we too could celebrate her life.  It doesn’t matter if you are celebrating with a sandwich in the office, join us.  I am going to zoom at the same time as we have our luncheon, so you will be able to join in…

Whilst you are waiting,  join us in the study and see what the fuss is all about.  If males had not wiped out her achievements, had not labelled her a penitent sinner, and not sewn together the two Mary’s (Mary Magdalen and Mary of Bethany) to muddy the waters, how different the lot of women through the ages would have been.  The disciples were told to “go forth and proclaim THE GOSPEL OF MARY”, not “The Gospel.”  Mary was a teacher, not a sinner.

 

COMPASSIONATE COMPANIONS.  Training to be a “DEATH DOULA” or “END-OF-LIFE CONSULTANT”

Have you ever considered being a consultant in this area?   I am working hard on this course which we we launch in August.  The Cost will be under $400 (so start saving).    There will be 10 modules so I imagine the course will take 12 weeks.  There will be zoom catch-ups each weekend.  When you have the certificate you will be able to work in the community in this capacity.  You can call yourself a “Death Doula” or an “End-of-Life Consultant”.  I will call you a COMPASSIONATE COMPANION and this will be your Certification.

We all live in an ageing communities with few “extended family” connections.  Consequently many folk are left alone at the end.  Sometimes loved ones can’t get to them because of distance or “busy-ness”, sometimes they are afraid of death and stay away, sometimes they are so overcome with grief they can’t go there.  There are many reasons why people have to make the last journey on their own.

And then we have women who have miscarriages, and/or for whatever reason loose children.  The Church and State rarely act appropriately.  You can be the bridge. You can support the family in the here and now, and see the child is in rest on the other side. You can even hold little ceremonies (as Buddhists do) to make sense of the passing, and have somewhere “to put the grief”.

Pets also are sometimes alone at the end and die on a concrete slab at the pound, or are just left at the Vet to be put to sleep.  Even pets who are loved whilst they are well and responsive.  Sometimes owners are so overcome with grief they can’t deal with death.

All these examples are understandable.  They have been faced and understood in The Book of The Dead.  The book clearly lays down how you can help yourself, and how you can help your students and clients.  We all go there.  Even if you never move outside your family, you will have their deaths or your death to consider.  Don’t be blind to this.

If you have ever considered this path, now you can follow your dream through this school. If you wanted to move even further along this path WITH US, you could become a FUNERAL CELEBRANT (Stage2).  Let’s get Stage 1 completed, and then we will move to Stage 2. All based on Yogic/Buddhist principles (with the Gospel of Mary as part of our study – her writings are very yogic).  

 

I WILL SEE YOU AT THE TOP.

NAMASTE – JAHNE

 

 

 

 

Dear Yogis,

This is a special newsletter.

Yesterday evening at the Mary Magdalen teaching, we discussed the fact that JULY THE 22ND IS THE FEAST DAY  OF MARY MAGDALEN, and one of the students suggested that those who could,  might perhaps gather at our studio,  and have an actual feast to celebrate the life of this extraordinary woman.  What a fabulous idea!!!

This morning, ideas for the lunch, and the menu have come in, and I had the idea that you all could help us celebrate.

You could have a Feast Day in your yoga space whether that is at your house or a studio.  Mary is a woman worth celebrating.  It doesn’t have to be a feast – just a cuppa with your students is enough.  

If this idea excited you as much as it has our group, let me know how you are going to celebrate and where.  If you can join us in the Woodend studio you are also welcome – by July the covid restrictions on number should have passed, and we can welcome more than we have in a long while.  However,  instead of travelling, get a group together at your studio.

If you are not sure why we are celebrating Mary (it has definitely nothing to do with any Church), then join us on Mondays or Tuesdays to find out.  It is a story which has effected the status of women down through the ages.   Mondays on zoom 6.30 a free MARY MAGDALEN teacher training. Tuesdays 7.30 the Study Group.

PLEASE JOIN US ON THIS VERY SPECIAL DAY.

NAMASTE. JAHNE