Doctor Joie

You are cordially invited to attend the graduation ceremony of

Joie Ellen Meissner

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

                                                       Bastyr University Commencement Exercises will be held on

June 18th2012 1:00 p.m.

Benaroya Hall  200 University Ave

Seattle Washington

 

Training Notes

When you live your life in accordance with basic goodness, then you develop natural elegance. Your life can be spacious and relaxed, without havingto be sloppy. You can actually let go of your deprssion and embarrassment aboutbeing a human being, and you can cheer up.

The result of practicing the discipline of warriorship is that you learn to stop ambition and frivolity, and out of that, you develop a good sense of balance. Balance comes, not from holding on to a situation, but making friends with heaven and earth. Earth is gravity,or practicality. Heaven is vision orthe experience of open space in which you can uplift your posture, your head and shoulders. Balance comes from joining practicality with vision, or we could say, joining skill with spontaneity.

First trust in yourself. Then you can also trust in the earth or gravity of a situation, and because of that, you can uplift yourself. At that point, your discipline becomes delightful rather than being an ordeal or a great demand… learn to float…Each step is a dance.  Chogyam Trungpa

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Perfomance June 22th and 23rd * pm Vekocity
>”The body is a sacred garment.
• There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost.
• The body says what words cannot.
• The body is your instrument in dance, but your art is outside that creature, the body.
• Our arms start from the back because they were once wings.
• No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time. It is just that the others are behind the time.
• Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
• Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery.”

Martha Graham

Training Notes

“The body is a sacred garment.
• There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost.
• The body says what words cannot.
• The body is your instrument in dance, but your art is outside that creature, the body.
• Our arms start from the back because they were once wings.
• No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time. It is just that the others are behind the time.
• Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
• Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery.”

Martha Graham

Mary Cutrera Tree image

“Beside the river was a grove of tall naked cotton woods- trees of great antiquity and enormous size- so large that they seemed to belong to a bygone age. They grew far apart, and their strange twisted shapes must have come about from the ceaseless winds that bent them to the east and scoured them with sand, and from the fact that they lived with very little water,- the river was nearly dry here for most of the year. The trees rose off of the ground at a slant, and forty or fifty feet above the earth all these white, dry trunks changed their direction, grew back over ther base line, Some split into great forks which arched down almost to the ground; some did notipped downward fork at all, but the main trunk d in a strong curve, as if drawn by a bowstring: and some terminated in a thick coruscation of growth, like a crooked palm tree. They were all living trees and yet they seemed to be of old, dead, dry wood, and had very scant foliage. High up in the forks, or at the end of a preposterous length of twisted bough, would burst a faint bouquet of delicate green leaves- out of all keeping with the lengths of seasoned white trunk and branches. The grove looked like a winter wood of giant trees, with clusters of mistletow growing among the bare boughs.”
Death Comes For the Archbishop by Willa Cather 1927

Taoist Studies Institute Butoh Performances May 11th Friday

6:45`7:30 Greenwood and Phinney Ave
Tiny Chindon- Ya Parade with Joan Laage, Kaoru Okumura, Ken and Kumiko Lawrence, Yoshiko Higashimura

8pm at Taoist Studies Institute 225 N 70th Seattle
Joan Laage “The Flame Within”
Kaoru Okumura “Noh-inspired Hamlet Butoh & Chanting” with Kumiko Lawrence

http://www.taoiststudiesinstitute.org/

For Sharoni miss your beauty in this world

“Things are always in transtion, if we could only realize it. Nothing ever sums itself up in the way that we like to dream about. The off-center in-between state is an ideal situation, a situation in which we don’t get caught, and in which we can open our hearts and minds beyond limit… Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible be found in us”
-From “When Things Fall Apart” by Pema Chodron