The Rose

The Rose

The Rose of Poekoelan The symbol of Poekoelan is a red rose lying on a black background with bamboo on either side. The rose is beautiful yet if you grab it, it has thorns. The bamboo symbolizes the flexibility we strive for in body, mind and spirit. In a heavy...
On Training for a Lifetime

On Training for a Lifetime

MGALouise is on the left, Bantoe Abby is to the right. Some amazing students are front and center! Our Sister School | Studio Naga Our sister school is in Oakland, California and is run by Mas Goeroe Agoeng Louise Rafkin. She often has wise words. Here is an essay she...
Magic Moments in a Sufi Shrine

Magic Moments in a Sufi Shrine

This is me in a snake stance with “Happy Camel” in the Cholistan Desert. Cholistan Desert, Pakistan 1990 I was in Pakistan teaching special education, tutoring a private student and working directly for his family. They allowed me a lot of leeway in terms...