Keep Calm and Carry On

Keep Calm and Carry On

Jetsumna urges us that it is essential and mandatory to allow our daily lives to become the ground of our practice, otherwise the teachings will not survive.

In London and therefore the World

In London and therefore the World

I’ve been in this amazing city since Thursday.  Something very deep in my low belly feels so nourished and happy.  Everyone is everywhere. 

Changing My Name

Changing My Name

I was uncertain of dropping my married name after getting officially divorced in Fall of 2015. Weighing the delightful mischievousness of it with the inevitable annoyances it would cause, I was not sure I cared enough to take on the project. One friend told me I couldn't change my name because I had established myself as a brand.  Then another friend reminded me that every story of spiritual transformation is accompanied by a name change and I knew I had no choice.  

My birth name is Kira Sloane Van Nostrand.  My mother chose the name Kira. My father chose the name Sloane. When I married, I dropped the dutch mouthful and replaced it with Ryder.  I am now simply Kira Sloane.