Yes, I and a bunch of Jaya Kula students are moving from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine. I’ve heard rumors that some people think this is cray-zeee. Crazy to move from Portland to Portland. Crazy to follow a teacher across the country.
“You people don’t realize it, but sadhana is just playfulness.” −Anandamayi Ma
When my astrology teacher told me that the best place for Jaya Kula was Portland, Maine, I laughed heartily. What great alchemy for everyone! Who can take such a move too seriously? Perfect.
Now, many more people than I expected are moving. I think the fundamental silliness of a move from Portland to Portland is a contributing factor. Despite the hard work of packing and uprooting, there is a feeling of adventure and fun permeating the entire enterprise. Why not? Detachment means not taking ourselves too seriously.
Anandamayi Ma laughing
Some of the ancient Tantras refer to the human realm as the Mansion of Fun. It is not fun, of course, when we spend our lives wringing our hands and worrying about every move we make. The real fun only begins when we participate with a spirit of playfulness. Read On…