Winter Solstice 2017
Happy Holidays & Happy New Year from NCF!
May you “be auspicious” and receive the blessings of the multi-verse this 2018,
Year of the Earth Dog.
The Phoenix Rises in Asia
It has been a remarkable year of the Phoenix Rising in Asia, in Mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia. Teacher Miao’s Yoga of Joy teacher training program has now certified 144 Yoga of Joy teachers and 13 advanced teachers, some of whom are high-level professionals, professors and entrepreneurs. Thanks to their passion and devotion, now 47 Yoga of Joy centers are flourishing in Asia.
Rise of the Phoenix Century University
Teacher Miao is currently devoting her time and energy to properly training and preparing teachers who will assist in spreading the Dharma of Joyful Wisdom teachings and help establish a new Phoenix Century University, that will embrace students from around the world.
Welcome Yikuan Lee!
Given Teacher Miao’s need to focus on the vision and manifestation of the Phoenix Century University, she nominated Yikuan Lee (aka. Saturn) to fulfill her former roles as Board Member and President. Teacher Miao will continue as the ultimate spiritual leader and guiding force for NCF. Yikuan graciously receives this Divine blessing from the lineage, as an affirmation of her longstanding devotion and support of NCF and its broader mission. Being a compassionate and joyful mother to her son Garuda, and an Associate Professor at the College of Business for San Francisco State University, has well-prepared her for this unique transition.
Volunteers for Guanyin
How quickly the Phoenix has risen in Asia is a true testament to what fearlessness and “full faith” can manifest. Teacher Miao attributes this to her surrender as a devotee and “volunteer” for Guanyin. May we each express similar devotion and embody Guanyin’s infinite love and compassion as we rebirth ourselves as full-fledged Phoenixes. We must remember that we too, have volunteered to serve the Divine.
Remembering Dai Dai Laoshi
Teacher Miao encourages everyone to remember Dai Dai Laoshi (aka. Fay Wang), her faithful and beloved assistant since the inception of NCF 16 years ago. “Laoshi” means “revered teacher” in Mandarin. May we honor her and all those who have opened the Way for our rising. May the love, commitment and selflessness of these Divine beings continue to support us as we fulfill our original vows. We remain united as one Dharma family journeying together on the Dharma Boat.
According to Teacher Miao, bodhicitta among the NCF family continues to grow. Even while she is in Asia, we in the U.S. remain near and dear to Teacher Miao’s heart; our perseverance in the U.S. continues to touch and inspire her. May we “keep going” no matter what, until the Phoenix “appears,” and peace in the world becomes our collective reality.
Rest in the Essence
Encouraging each of us to rest in the Divine’s blessings with every breath, Teacher Miao simply says, “rest in the essence of the lineage.” While it might be easy to forget this in mundane life, as real “disciples” we must let go and rest in the “essence.” Only then, can we consider ourselves true lineageholders.
May we fully expand our consciousness to match the Divine nature of our mission to unite the East and West, and uplift humanity to “enlightenment.” May we reunite with the primordial Source for the benefit of all beings. Ya la suo!