Ellen Grace O'Brian https://ellengraceobrian.com Kriya Yoga timeless wisdom for an awakened life Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:16:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.1 https://ellengraceobrian.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/cropped-EGO-icon-32x32.png Ellen Grace O'Brian https://ellengraceobrian.com 32 32 Literacy of the Heart: Mystical Poetry and Writing https://ellengraceobrian.com/literacy-of-the-heart-mystical-poetry/ https://ellengraceobrian.com/literacy-of-the-heart-mystical-poetry/#respond Sat, 01 Apr 2017 03:27:11 +0000 https://ellengraceobrian.com/?p=3581 Literacy of the Heart, a mixture of mystical poetry and masterful fiction, gave us Yogacharya Ellen O’Brian (The Moon Reminded Me) and award-winning author (think most recently of And the Mountains Echoed and previously, The Kite […]

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Mystical Poetry and Music: Transformative Evening of Fire and Grace https://ellengraceobrian.com/mystical-poetry-and-music/ https://ellengraceobrian.com/mystical-poetry-and-music/#respond Fri, 31 Mar 2017 01:34:16 +0000 https://ellengraceobrian.com/?p=3539 At the official launch of Yogacharya O’Brian’s newest book of mystical poetry, The Moon Reminded Me, a mesmerized audience sat under a hanging silver moon created just for the event, near a living tree that […]

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When Mystics March https://ellengraceobrian.com/when-mystics-march/ https://ellengraceobrian.com/when-mystics-march/#respond Wed, 25 Jan 2017 04:27:08 +0000 https://ellengraceobrian.com/?p=2740 How to Connect Your Spiritual Heart and Your Activist Feet Without Losing Your Balance The heart of yoga is mysticism, the universal experience of conscious communion with God or ultimate Reality. Mystics arise in all […]

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Inaugurate Peace – A Prayer to Stand Upon https://ellengraceobrian.com/inaugurate-peace/ https://ellengraceobrian.com/inaugurate-peace/#respond Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:51:26 +0000 https://ellengraceobrian.com/?p=2518 Wondering What to Do After the Election? Start Here: Inaugurate Peace Even those who avoid getting too involved in politics have not escaped the pervasive tensions in the U.S. To say it is a time […]

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Simplify and Live Well https://ellengraceobrian.com/in-the-silence-of-the-soul-silent-meditation-retreat/ Tue, 13 Dec 2016 21:39:12 +0000 https://ellengraceobrian.com/?p=1251 Thoreau’s call to “simplify, simplify” resonates deeply with me; I have contemplated it often. When I first encountered his words, I wondered why he repeated the phrase. Now I am convinced that his repetition points […]

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Spirituality in the Context of Universal Values https://ellengraceobrian.com/spirituality-in-the-context-of-universal-values/ https://ellengraceobrian.com/spirituality-in-the-context-of-universal-values/#respond Wed, 23 Nov 2016 19:25:17 +0000 https://ellengraceobrian.com/?p=692 The gift of Satyagraha that Mahatma Gandhi gave the world—the revelation of the nonviolent force for good that is born of truth and love was, and continues to be, illuminated by his life.

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About the Author – My Journey https://ellengraceobrian.com/about-the-author/ https://ellengraceobrian.com/about-the-author/#respond Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:35:33 +0000 https://ellengraceobrian.com/?p=1 In response to the question, “How does the desire for eternal life arise?” the great sage Ramana Maharshi replied, “Because the present state is unbearable. Why? Because it is not your True Nature.”

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What is Kriya Yoga? Philosophy and Practice https://ellengraceobrian.com/kriya-yoga/ https://ellengraceobrian.com/kriya-yoga/#respond Tue, 01 Nov 2016 19:38:30 +0000 https://ellengraceobrian.com/?p=142 Life can be a perpetual search for happiness in its myriad forms—pleasure, security, success, contentment, joy. Ever notice that we look for it and find it, only to lose it again? Or want more from wherever it seemed to come from?

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