was a very practical, productive person. He would use the countless Ranch projects for teaching & training. He would often say that 90% of what you learn is through the ends of your fingers. Of course, There was still time for Yoga & spiritual practices. We had daily group meditations in the lodge at 8 pm, daily Hatha Yoga classes in the lodge, and group vegetarian lunch & dinner in the main house. On Sundays we had a Meditation Service in the lodge at 11 am. The Sunday Service was conducted exactly as the Service in Detroit. After the Sunday meditation service we would have a wonderful turkey dinner with all the trimmings. It always caused great consternation among the hard core vegetarians. I always felt it had a two fold purpose; to teach the hard core vegetarians not to be cranks and to show average American that yogis weren’t too weird.
Yogacharya would go through phases with teaching stories and quotes. Most likely intuitively designed to have the most effect on those surrounding him at the time. One of his favorite stories was a Sufi story we all called the ‘fish story’. I can’t even begin to count the number of times he told the story to all of us
May He nourish us all.
May we work together with great energy.
May our study be thorough and fruitful.
May we always be friends.