David Eby trained with Swami Kriyananda, world-known composer and teacher of yogic principles and a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda. David, as a professional director, cellist, and educator has become expert at communicating how we can uplift our consciousness, experience joy, and share inspiration through music, having put into practice these principles for over 20 years.
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Dear Som, I do feel for you, and have been in similar situations myself where I had a hard time making a tough decision. I can’t help think, though, of a humorous short story by PG Wodehouse, entitled Goodbye to
Dear Jeff – thank you for your question, and yes, sometimes it is difficult to grasp all the words in chants, producing humorous results. For instance, “Lord, I am Thine” can be misheard as “Lord, I am dying…” Always a
Dear Alan – what an excellent question, and a very important one! The fact that you are wondering if you are spiritual indicates that you have a high degree of spirituality – even to want to know God takes very
Dear Amber – yes, there are quite a few children’s songs that I think you would like. The first is Guide Me Lord: 1. Guide me, Lord, throughout this day; In all I do, in all I say. Tell me
Yes, Yogananda wrote quite a bit about the power of music! A great place to start is in Chapter 15 of the Autobiography of a Yogi. Don’t let the title of the chapter throw you off: The Cauliflower Robbery! Yogananda
An excellent question, and an ability well worth developing! Two things are needed: energy and receptivity. One of the first things to check is your own energy — if you are feeling stuck, you may feel like your energy is
Dear Samuel, I’m glad that your devotion is deepening with meditation and practicing of the presence. Isn’t it amazing how many spiritual tools we have: Meditation, yoga, chanting, energization, affirmation, japa, diet, pranayama, healing prayer, just to name a few!