Years ago I was in India with my beloved teacher- a 76 year old jungle hermit- when he made a radical suggestion. “You should set something up so people can meditate with you over the Internet.” I am embarrassed to say I didn’t take his suggestion to heart. I figured he didn’t really understand the Internet and also suspected that he might be razzing me. He has a way of doing that. At the time I thought it was an unattractive prospect. The Internet and the virtual world was exactly what I was helping people get free from. When he suggested it we were in a beautific jungle setting in South India surrounded by banyan trees and far away from the hustle of modern electronic life. It was hard to imagine that it could be anything but a shallow funky thing.
Some years later I was approached by Yogaglo to join their team and produce HD meditation videos for online streaming. By then I had forgotten my teacher’s suggestion, but I went for it none the less. Somehow they had figured out how to do it in a high quality foolproof way. I must say I should learn to trust the wisdom of my teachers! I have been so happy with the result of Yogaglo. I have a gazzilion or so videos on there now and they are all very powerful.
These days I do lots of teaching online. I have distance learning courses and now have this blog and I can’t imagine reaching everyone I work with without the internet. Today I am shooting some more videos with Pamela Romanowsky at least one of them will be here on the public blog site. Stay tuned.