The 3 Jewels: Essential Ingredients on the Buddhist Path of Awakening.
By: Kali Basman
The suggestion to those seekers on the path of insight
who wish to gain traction and understanding on the path of awakening
is to take refuge in what that Buddhist’s call:
THE 3 JEWELS.
You can think of these jewels as
The essential ingredients to ‘waking up’
The support structures one can rely on and cultivate
As they navigate their own unfolding.
Understanding your own Buddha-like nature, this first jewel is a reminder of your Basic Goodness. Inside yourself is a wellspring of truth and beauty. Your inheritance is inner radiance. The buddha is within us, your awake nature is already alive and thriving.
This second jewel refers to the teachings, practices, routines and disciplines that remind us of our nature and the processes that help refine the sacred pure Buddha within. Dharma practices are ones which help us to hold the penetrating questions of life. When we commit to our Dharma, our practices become sustainable and the insights we uncover become more significant. The intention is to continue returning to the teachings that uproot our assumptions and enliven and inspire us.
We don’t live in vacuum. You can’t do it all alone. We need Teachers. We need spiritual friends. We need sacred community- the KULA! Always look for others who question deeply. Who spark your interest. This ‘sangha’ refers both to the vertical dimension of our teachers (and their teachers, and their teachers teachers, all the way back to the first uncovering of truths) and the horizontal dimension of fellow practitioners gathered together on the path.
International yoga teacher Kali Basman enriches the paradigm of Yin Yoga to integrate distinct aspects of Self into an innate wisdom practice to awaken a rich inner life and radiate with ritual. Her offering honors Yin Yoga as a tool to surrender to our intrinsic wholeness.
On the textured path of mindful healing, Kali is celebrated for her integration of the 5 Elements and Chinese Meridian Theory with self-inquiry, embodied Anatomy, Buddhist Philosophy of Equanimity, and sharp intellect.