Wisdom Teachings for Awakened Living

Satya Graha

Satya has devoted her life to the deep inquiry of Self through the Wisdom teachings of Buddhism and Mindfulness practices. With simplicity and kindness, she invites us all to directly experience ourselves as we are...Pure, Whole and Free.

“Love says “I am everything”.

Wisdom says “I am nothing”.

Between the two, my life flows”.

Nisargatta Maharaj


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Daring Vulnerability: The Spirituality of Grand (Mother)

March 22, 2019 Leave a comment

A few days ago I had the Blessing and honor to welcome my 5th Grandchild. It inspired me to write about the extraordinary gift of life and the magic and mystery in which it’s held.

When I held my Grandson for the first time, I felt an immense swelling in my heart. His tiny feet and hands; so fragile and yet so strong. His breathing so rhythmic, like an orchestra whispering a gentle lullaby. And in those eyes, I saw that they held the mystery of the universe. Complete, whole and perfect. This sense of awe and love I experienced captured my senses. There was a familiarity that catapulted me back to when I had my children so many years ago.

I remember as I held my daughter for the first time and looked at her sweet, angelic face I thought, “So THIS is what unconditional love is”. Prior to this it was only an idea or philosophy, but now I was experiencing it directly for the very first time in my life. I felt this love without any limits or conditions. There was a great surrender when my heart broke open to allow this new one in; a daring commitment to be fully present, committed and responsible for another’s wellbeing.

So now having traveled this road of caring for my children filled with rocking chairs and lullabies, knee scrapes and kisses, heart breaks and heart’s love, I see that my daughters have grown, learned and evolved along the way into beautiful, loving women and now Mothers.

I see their own flow and rhythm in the way they move in the world with children. And it seems that whatever is happening in their day, chaotic or not, there is an inner joy and peace that grounds them. Abiding, unconditional love is their compass.

When daughters become Mothers themselves, something extraordinary happens. There is a passage one goes through when entering the realm of Motherhood. There is a great ancestral lineage that we join, united and strong as symbols of strength, commitment, and deep, profound love. We learn and grow not only though our own personal life experiences, but also in the stories of Women and Mothers who have preceded us.

By Satya Graha

We welcome you to join us for Our Bodies, Our Souls – Listening to Heart’s Wisdom.

A Women’s Daylong Retreat to Cultivate Our Embodied Intuition 

Saturday, May 4, 9:30 - 4:30 Santa Cruz, CA
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Sherry Cassedy

As a Yoga teacher and life-long Catholic, Sherry integrates teachings from East and West to create a vibrant message for conscious living.  Sherry inspires us to bring this ancient wisdom into our very modern lives to find meaning and healing along the road.

"Joy at the start, Fear in the journey,

Joy in the coming home.

A part of the heart gets lost in the learning,

Somewhere along the road."

Dan Fogelberg


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Wisdom Teachings for Awakened Living

Sherry and Satya weave their respective backgrounds and training in yoga and meditation, Catholicism and Buddhism, to create a rich tapestry of wisdom teachings and reflections for awakened living.
Sacred Threshold is a point of entry for personal exploration and practice, working with spiritual and philosophical wisdom from different traditions through teaching, meditation, reflection and discussion, creative expression and embodied experience to support the unique unfolding each person in accordance with the truth of his/her own being.

Current Offerings:

Our Bodies, Our Souls – Listening to Heart’s Wisdom.
Women’s Daylong Retreat to Cultivate Embodied Intuition
Together we will inspire, empower and transform each other through
activities that bring awareness to ourselves in a new and enlivened way.
Saturday, May 4th   9:30am -4:30pm
Santa Cruz, CA

Monday Morning Satsang
Sherry leads a free class each Monday morning, based on the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, one of the foundational Yoga texts. Sherry brings these ancient teachings to life in our daily experience. Each morning session includes chanting, sutra study and discussion, and meditation. All are welcome to join in the community of truth seeking. Every Monday morning, 7:30-8:30 a.m. Pleasure Point Yoga, Santa Cruz.

Monday Evening Dharma and Doughnuts!
Satya hosts a free meditation gathering on Monday evenings for everyone. If you are new to meditation or a long time practitioner you are most welcome to join!  Each Monday evening we gather will include a mindfulness based guided meditation, dialogue, sharing and of course tea and treats!  Begins on Monday, April 1st from 7-8pm.  Let's see what we discover together!
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