Most summer afternoons, I settle into a natural hollow at the base of a sizable cedar tree beside Laird Creek. The creek burbles and runs, curling over cobbles, carrying water downhill. Lying back, I watch the tree’s cool branches spin and whorl above my head. Sometimes, I fall asleep, lulled by the joyful noise that […]
Ascent was an award-winning yoga magazine that published my 10-part series on yoga ethics, all of which you will find here. As well, a selection of my studies of landscape and human history of southeastern B.C. and northeastern Washington, originally published in the North Columbia Monthly.
Originally published in ascent magazine, issue 40, winter 2008. What is my path toward & away from this earth? In the final installment of the yamas & niyama series, Eileen Delehanty Pearkes examines svadhyaya, self-study.
Originally published inascent magazine, issue 39, autumn 2008. How do we surrender all of our efforts & actions to the divine? Eileen Delehanty Pearkes questions isvara-pranidhanat, in the 9th of a 10-part series exploring the yamas & niyamas…
Originally published in ascent magazine, issue 38, summer 2008. Can a meat-eating person practise non-violence? Eileen Delehanty Pearkes looks at ahimsa, in the 8th of a 10-part series exploring the yamas & niyamas.
Originally published in ascent magazine, issue 37, spring 2008. As an ecological epidemic sweeps through the mountains of British Columbia, is anyone speaking the truth? Eileen Delehanty Pearkes listens to the trees in the 7th of a 10-part series exploring the yamas & niyamas.
Originally published in ascent magazine, issue 36, winter 2007. Eileen Delehanty Pearkes hikes into the fire zone & fights the urge to quit with tapas, self-discipline & purification in the 6th of a 10-part series exploring the yamas & niyamas.