• Why Mantra Meditation? (Part 1) June 26, 2018
    Why Mantra Meditation? I frequently hear beginning meditators asking for tips and suggestions because their experience as they sit to meditate is full of a busy mind. One of the first things that happens when we sit to meditate is that we notice how active our minds are. This is a good thing. It means that we have brought awareness to the ...
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  • What is Reincarnation? May 2, 2018
    The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad says, “As a caterpillar, having come to the end of one blade of grass, draws itself together and reaches out for the next, so the Self, having come to the end of one life and dispelled all ignorance, gathers in his faculties and reaches out from the old body to a new.” The Upanishads, Eknath Easwaran. ...
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  • Why am I a SHAIVITE? (A follower of Śiva) April 12, 2018
    Why I am a SHAIVITE?, It could be because the first chant I ever learned was Om namaḥ śivāya gurave … the first verse of the Nirālambāya upanishad. It could be because the first Hindu temple I ever visited was where I learned about Aruṇāchala and I grew up on a mountain so it’s easy for me to see the Divine in the land ...
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