Aikido AT The Leading Edge

Interview With The Edgar Ortega Radio Show

If you’re a serious practitioner of Aikido then I am sure you are no stranger to the occasional struggle. Like every other developmental practice, hitting personal limitations and working on the edge of your comfort is unavoidable. As true as this is in ourselves, so too is it true in the world.

Polarities, Sex & Enlightenment

A Spontaneous Conversation With Mark Walsh, Part 2

In our previous chat, master facilitator Mark Walsh and I spoke about 3 phases of our personal development, namely “retreating from the world, returning to the marketplace and expressing our practice in virtual space” – and how each one of these moves comes with its set of challenges and learning curves.

Polarities, Sex, Enlightement

To Inner, To Outer, To Online

A Spontaneous Conversation With Mark Walsh, Part 1

Well, I’m back from the Dead Sea Seminar for about 10 days now, and my life is finally getting back to normal. I’m still catching up on things, but I thought I’d make a quick blog post here of a video my friend Mark Walsh from Integration Training made with me out at the Dead Sea.

Inner, Outer, Online
Integral Spirituality

Integral Spirituality: A Startling New Role for Religion in the Modern and Postmodern World (Shambhala, 2007)

Aptly referred to as the “Einstein of consciousness”, Ken Wilber is perhaps the most significant philosopher of our times. He is the mapmaker that has synthesized all of the human wisdom traditions into his famous Integral Model, which applies to every aspect of life. Integral Spirituality illuminates the promise and potential of the spiritual path like never before. Through “multiple perspective taking” you will gain a powerful map of the classical path of spiritual states and the skill-sets you need to reach higher and higher stages of spiritual development.

The Masculine & Feminine Principles In Aikido

3 Common Mistakes

From the deepest spiritual perspective, everything in the Universe is One. This perspective was certainly O Sensei’s “Lions Roar” declaration, with his awakening manifesting into the art we call Aikido.

Masculine And Feminine Principles

This blog post is the first in a series of posts I’ll be doing on Masculine & Feminine Principles in Aikido. Please join the conversation by leaving your comments at the end of the post.

Everything Is Workable

Everything Is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution (Shambhala, 2013)

Diane Musho Hamilton is a good friend of mine. She is a gifted Zen teacher, master facilitator, and professional mediator. In her first book, Diane brings a Zen approach to conflict resolution. You will learn from her to work with your personal “conflict style,” discover the creativity that lies at the core of all conflict, and the 3-fold practice of showing up, listening and witnessing. Diane is just great, and this book will introduce you to the art of conflict, and how to work with it in all aspects of your life.