by Bud Wilson on May 3, 2013
The Governor’s 10 year old son says his Dad’s job is easier than his 5th grade homework: all his Dad has to do is an easy 4 step process: 1) Get the Facts; 2) Make a Decision, 3) Check; and step #4) Next! “.
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 27, 2013
It is not idealistic to declare that the prime need on our planet is interfaith harmony. Ever hear of Crestone? It’s a small international village at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Range. But this little mountain town offers far more than gorgeous Colorado country. What makes it extraordinary is that within walking distance [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 11, 2013
by Hayley Hobson on Mar 26, 2013
Source: bobbiandmike.com via Samantha on Pinterest Sometimes when I hear people speak about love, I think they are romanticizing love in its ideal form. None of us are always patient or kind. We are busy and spread thin, running from this to that, doing, doing, doing. Oftentimes, we treat those that we love the most [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 23, 2013
by Kate Bartolotta on Mar 13, 2013
As Representative Mark Ferrandino, Colorado’s first openly-gay Speaker of the House, so eloquently stated:
“This bill is about three simple things,”… “It’s about love, it’s about family, and it’s about equality under the law.”
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 12, 2013
I was raised mostly in Crested Butte—nine high valleys open up into town—how do I describe this place? For one must really go there to feel it. If you do, go up out the Slate River to the headwaters, where the high peaks of Paradise Divide swallow into the greater Maroon Bell Mountains, 9,000 [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 5, 2013
The buildings get sucked back and the sky opens. I feel like I can breathe, like I am alone.
by Jamie Ginsberg on Jan 17, 2013
“Aligning yourself with nature in your practice is essential.” – Gina Caputo Shooting with Gina was amazing, she has a laugh that you can feel in your soul and while I have seen the flatirons in pictures, this was my first time hiking them. We hiked up the trail a bit and found the perfect place in nature to get to know Gina and find out what she is up to.
by elephantjournal.com on Dec 29, 2012
by Bud Wilson on Dec 20, 2012
Chasing Ice is an important, infuriating, powerful, helpful, frustrating enlightening film
by elephantjournal.com on Dec 10, 2012
by elephantjournal.com on Dec 10, 2012
This is the third article in a series. Read the “Introduction” and “Voices in my head.” The voices in the truck were pretty neat, but within a couple of days my ego returned to its wailing about my pathetic existence and the uncertainty that lay ahead. “What am I going to do?” was indeed the [...]
by Michelle Marchildon on Nov 13, 2012
Now that Colorado is perhaps the first of many states to pass a law that allows for using marijuana recreationally, it’s not unlikely that we’ll have more and more stoners in our yoga classes. Since I currently teach in Colorado where you can legally light up if you have a headache or a splinter, I have [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Oct 1, 2012
Today sparks the start of the 2012 Yoga Journal Conference in Estes Park, Colorado; the festivities begin today with a Tantra Yoga Immersion, lasting until Wednesday. From what I can gather, its intention is to be a cohesive multi-day experience. I, unfortunately, have to miss out on this wonderful opportunity, to take advantage of other learning [...]
by Merete Mueller on Sep 19, 2012
Crested Butte Film Festival: September 27-29, 2012 Jen and Michael Brody have heart. They’re the kind of people who move seamlessly from a microphone on stage to the chair across your cafe table, totally approachable even as they’re juggling all of the logistics that make their film festival happen. They’re the kind of people who [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Sep 8, 2012
Update: We need 25,000 signatures by December 20th. Please pass this around to as many people as possible.We petition the Obama administration to: Withdraw BLM Oil/Gas Leases From Colorado’s Premiere Organic Farming Region and Update BLM’s 25-Year-Old Land Use Plan. If you know you already signed this, thank you! All that is asked for signing [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Sep 6, 2012
Curious Things Found in Secret Places: A Photo Wrap-up of the Telluride Mushroom Festival Note: elephantjournal.com received this admission to this event for free, in return for a guarantee that we would review it. That said, we say what we want—good and bad, happy and sad. At the Telluride Mushroom Festival, I found many things: Mushrooms, delicious [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Sep 1, 2012
Morning routine at the Telluride Mushroom Festival looks something like this: 8 a.m. Wake up and guiltily realize that during the night I’ve stolen Dev’s sleeping bag again. Try to give it back without waking him, only to find he’s already awake. 8:30 a.m. Laze about in bed while Dev prepares us coffee. He’s brought [...]
by Sharon Pingitore on Aug 30, 2012
This weekend I attended the Second Annual Copper Mountain Pose Medicine & Yoga Symposium in Colorado. Dr. Satkirin Khalsa MD, a board certified physician in Albuquerque, New Mexico spearheaded this conference. Dr. Khaslsa has created a conference that combines yoga, meditation and lectures for the health care community to come, relax, learn and amass up [...]
by Satkirin Khalsa on Aug 15, 2012
Body And Mind, or “BAM!” says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and it’s about time! As the CDC points out on their informational website for childhood physical activity guidelines, specifically on the “Yoga Activity Card,” that yoga has been around for more than 5,000 years. That’s right, yoga, or yolk, unity, is ancient. [...]
by Carre Otis on Aug 1, 2012
We all want the best for our kids. Over a month ago, my family and I embarked on a major move. We headed from our four-year Rocky Mountain family retreat back to the California coast and Redwood forest that is my birthplace. There were many factors that went into the decision making process but the [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Jul 31, 2012
photo: .FuturePresent. “Things were made to be used. People were made to be loved. The world is in chaos because things are being loved and people are being used.”— Unknown When I saw this quote I just knew I had to write about it. It hit home. Really hit home. It speaks volumes to me about [...]
by Michelle Marchildon on Jul 23, 2012
I am sick of hearing about how we need compassion. Maybe it’s time to get pissed off? Today, Colorado, my new home, burns to the ground. The first attack came in waves of red and orange as fire struck the mountains left vulnerable by the pine beetle. Then this week the mass murderer, whose name [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Jul 19, 2012
Wildfires across Colorado, floods in Minnesota and Florida, heat waves and droughts, deadly tropical storms—and that’s just the U.S. This has been a confusing summer of extreme weather, but there is an explanation. As Jonathan Overpeck, a professor and scientist at the University of Arizona, told the Associated Press, “This is what global warming looks like at the regional [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Jul 10, 2012
“To be here, on this mountain, living this life, is such a gift. You are lucky somehow. Make it your mission this weekend to figure out how, to find your every day miracle,” she said…or something like that. Day one of the Wanderlust Festival in Copper Mountain, Colorado, my second class of the day and [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Jul 10, 2012
This week marked my first experience with the Wanderlust Festival. If you’re not familiar with Wanderlust, it’s all about yoga. There are speakers, there is music, but mostly there are yoga classes taught by famous (and not so famous) yoga teachers. This was the first year that Wanderlust was held at Copper Mountain Ski Resort [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Jul 5, 2012
Growing up in Colorado Springs, Caroline Barry loved two things: theater and adventure. Wait. Make that three: she also played a mean game of lacrosse. She’ll wield a pistol instead of a LAX stick when she takes the stage this summer at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, but there’s little doubt that her yen for acting [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Jun 30, 2012
Yesterday after yoga in the sweltering Michigan humidity, my friends and I decided to wander the campgrounds to see what was going on.
by Thaddeus Haas on Jun 28, 2012
What I learned about yoga by fighting wildfires.
by elephantjournal.com on Jun 26, 2012
Western Gold is certainly not your average bouldering film. If you are a climber of any type you will find things to enjoy in this 90-minute testament to the beauty of the areas we visit and the joy we find in the sport we love.
by Waylon Lewis on Jun 26, 2012
elephant’s hometown named most creative, based on tech scene and natural products dominance: Sorry, Seattle. Sorry, Portland. Sorry, Boston. It’s time to move to (elephant’s hometown) Boulder, Colorado, all y’all Creative Types. …Well, at least according to The Daily Beast (you know, the poor man’s Huffington Post, which is itself a poor photocopy of real [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Jun 19, 2012
by elephantjournal.com on Jun 14, 2012
by Meghan Currie on May 28, 2012
Boulder is Weird and music gasm spasms.
by elephantjournal.com on May 16, 2012
Grounding ourselves with Muladhara chakra. Vishnu is a hero from the Hindu culture who is known for his commitment to protect the earth. While Vishnu makes many OHMazing Journeys, he is a truly extraordinary hero because he makes compassionate, helpful choices a way of everyday life. As seen in this sculpture of Vishnu from our partners at the Crow [...]
by Merete Mueller on May 16, 2012
Why I look forward to Mountainfim every year. I first attended Mountainfilm in Telluride in 2011, at the urging of two filmmaker friends (one of whom is pictured below). “You have to go,” they said, almost jumping out of their seats with excitement, “It’s the most inspiring weekend, anywhere.” They leaned forward. “Really.” “Most inspiring [...]
by elephantjournal.com on May 9, 2012
by elephantjournal.com on May 9, 2012
Join New Era at the happy hour portion of their Annual Spring Dinner to celebrate priceless politics. Happy hour goes from 5-7 p.m. and includes an open bar and delicious hor d’oeuvres from Duo Restaurant in Denver. Duo Restaurant: 2413 W. 32nd Ave | Denver, CO 80211 Happy Hour @ 5 p.m.— Open Bar & Hor [...]
by Jeffrey Woodruff on May 5, 2012
A straw bale wall sits prominently in the main gallery at the Dairy Center in Boulder. The wall was constructed using straw from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and built by students at CU Boulder and Oglala Lakota College.
by Walk The Talk Show on Apr 29, 2012
Naropa University presents Congressman Tim Ryan. The evening will feature a talk by the Congressman on his new book: A Mindful Nation. Boulder, Colo (April 3, 2012)—Naropa University presents Congressman Tim Ryan for a community talk and book signing for his newly released book A Mindful Nation (Hay House) on Monday April 30, 2012 at [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 27, 2012
If you love where you live and love being a healthy individual, your next environmental choice should be to consider biodiesel.
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 18, 2012
Cheers erupt throughout the worn, velour interior of the dated Astro van as each delirious passenger lays eyes on the words they endured 26 hours on the road to read–Welcome to Gulf Shores.
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 14, 2012
This week in Boulder, the University of Colorado hosted the 64th Conference on World Affairs. The theme this year was “Everything Conceivable,” allowing for a wide range of relevant and controversial topics to proliferate throughout campus.
by Gillian Pierce on Apr 11, 2012
That first perchance meeting on that ski hill in Austria led them to a rich life full of adventure, travel, and love that they could not have possibly planned.
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 9, 2012
We will continue to live by the guidelines of this challenge in hopes that we will meet that person who deserves the awesomeness inside each of us. We will go up and talk to that guy we always see around but don’t really know because we know that waiting is not practical. We will ask out the guy we flirt with all too often because we are in charge of our dating lives. We will try new things and push ourselves to the limits, what is the worst thing that could happen?
by Linda Lewis on Mar 26, 2012
So I am curious, writing this from Nova Scotia,—do students, graduates, faculty, friends and neighbors acquainted with Naropa feel that it is evolving toward or already living up to Trungpa Rinpoche’s original inspiration? Is Naropa University on its way to being, as Rinpoche put it, like Nalanda, “run with great efficiency, all-pervading discipline, and a sense of celebration”?