Purpose, Prosperity, Pleasure, and Freedom As I studied the teachings of Kriya Yoga, and learned about the four goals for spiritually conscious living, it was heartening to discover that the spiritual life could and should […]
Through superconscious meditation, we are able to guide our attention and awareness to consciously rest in our essential, unbounded, spiritual nature—that which is full, whole, and complete. The experience we have of our essential nature […]
3 Practices for Conscious Living Do not make light of your failings,Saying, “What are they to me?’A jug fills drop by drop. So the fool becomes brimful of folly.Do not belittle your virtues,Saying, “They are […]
Kriya Yoga’s Birth in the West Kriya Yoga practice removes all obstacles to Self- and God-realization.Kriya Yoga practice removes all obstacles to Self- and God-realization. —Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra 2.2 When Paramahansa Yogananda came to America in 1920 […]
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 […]
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 […]
How to Connect Your Spiritual Heart and Your Activist Feet Without Losing Your BalanceThe heart of yoga is mysticism, the universal experience of conscious communion with God or ultimate Reality. Mystics arise in all religions […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.”
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?