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Day 2 of Envisioning a Happy Humboldt Collective Meditation – Matthew Busse

Envisioning a Happy Humboldt is a series of collective meditation events to begin the new year by setting positive intentions for Humboldt County. Day 2 featured the Abbey’s own Matthew Busse streaming live from the Abbey of the Redwoods, leading a heart-centered meditation that filled our hearts with love, then shared this love with allContinue reading “Day 2 of Envisioning a Happy Humboldt Collective Meditation – Matthew Busse”

Day 1 of Envisioning a Happy Humboldt Collective Meditation – AJ Ross

Envisioning a Happy Humboldt is a series of collective meditation events to begin the new year by setting positive intentions for Humboldt County. Day 1 featured AJ Ross streaming live from the Abbey of the Redwoods, leading a practice from Kemetic yoga to heal trauma in our bodies and in the Earth. View a fullContinue reading “Day 1 of Envisioning a Happy Humboldt Collective Meditation – AJ Ross”

The First Christmas Discussion – Part 1

A discussion of Part 1 of the The First Christmas, by Marcus J. Borg & John Dominic Crossan, which focused on the interpretation of bible stories as parabolic overtures, rather than historical fact.

My Journey to Love

Hello, my name is Matt, or Matthew, or sometimes even Mateo, depending on my mood and the environment I’m in 🤣. I teach yoga and meditation here at the Abbey, and it’s been a long, strange, winding journey that led me here. My journey started on a worldly path, studying biology, training to be aContinue reading “My Journey to Love”

Om Namah Shivaya

The mantra Om Namah Shivaya is an invocation of Shiva, the Hindu deity of meditation and yoga. Chanting these words help us transform into the highest possible versions of ourselves. This is a rough recording made at the Abbey of the Redwoods. We’re hopefully working on some higher quality recordings in the near future 😊.Continue reading “Om Namah Shivaya”

How Loving Ourselves Helps Us Make Better Choices

Do you ever feel haunted by compulsive, self-defeating behaviors? These can range from obviously self-destructive patterns of alcohol or drug abuse to more subtly unhealthy relationships with food, people, work, or even exercise. All too often, we’re faced with a temptation to indulge in some type of instant gratification that we know – deep downContinue reading “How Loving Ourselves Helps Us Make Better Choices”

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