On Karma Yoga

On Karma Yoga:

I understand that selfless service is a key way of working off bad karma. I love doing all kinds of simple work as it helps others and it helps me to remain in the moment and connected with earth and other people. I have always dreamed of working with my body and spirit first, that informed with my mind, can help a small spiritual community. I have been working in the kitchen the past couple of days. One student said he had never seen the pans so clean. I worked for three months in a Greek grocery store between service trips to the Lakota reservation and gained a great appreciation for working with food. There is something very meditative about cleaning dishes, serving and preparing food, and sharing a smile while giving someone something like food. For my whole life, I have been pressured to think, think, think. I want to be, be, be so I can have the mental space to listen, listen, listen, and love, love, love.    

About kayaerbil

I am a Berkeley educated chemistry Ph.D. who is moving into the area of working on developing appropriate technology for communities that are subjected to socio-economic oppression. The goal is to use simple and effective designs to empower people to live better lives. Currently, I am working with Native Americans on Pine Ridge, the Lakota reservation in South Dakota. I am working with a Native owned and run solar energy company. We are currently working on building a compressed earth block (CEB) house that showcases many of the technologies that the company has developed. The CEB house is made of locally derived resources, earth from the reservation. The blocks are naturally thermally insulating, keeping the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Eventually, a solar air heater and photovoltaic panels will be installed into the house to power the home and keep it warm, while preserving the house off the grid. A side project while in Pine Ridge is a solar computer. I hope to learn about blockchain encryption software for building microgrids. In addition, it is an immediate interest of mine to involve local youth in technology education.
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