This is a common enough question—for those who have children. But all of us potentially have a relationship with God—and—like any human parent—we are the only ones who can nurture and develop that relationship. No one else can do it for us in the same way. What if that relationship was our “child?” Could we learn to look at it … Read More
The third part of our “journey”–the Manipur Chakra is associated with digestion and assimilation and physical energy, “fiery self-control” and Asana or posture. Dharmadas describes the importance of this stage in our growth and spiritual evolution–that we have to learn to focus our own energy and train the faculty of will (willingness) to accomplish upliftment for ourselves and the world … Read More
The “Swadhistan” (second) chakra is where we learn to express creativity, fluidity, and flexibility. In this video Dharmadas suggests how we can open up and tune into the blessings and spiritual aspects of this chakra on our journey of awakening.
The Chakras are energy centers in the body with both physical and spiritual influence on our lives. In this video, Dharmadas begins the journey at the base of the spine–the coccyx or “Muladhara” chakra, associated with the earth element, locomotion, elimination, and firm commitment with focus on the rules of life. Dharmadas suggests ways we can awaken and tune into … Read More
A basic metric around success in our lives revolves around the simple question: What is the purpose of my life? Of course, “simple” does not necessarily mean “easy to answer!” This is not just a rhetorical question–we are truly the only ones who can answer the it. And ultimately it does have an answer. If we can answer that question … Read More
When we lose a loved one or suffer some other kind of personal loss we may try to avoid the natural grieving process that comes after. We cannot avoid it altogether–and trying to do so can sometimes lead to unhelpful consequences. Dharmadas shares a few personal observations and suggestions to aid the process in this video.
Sam is a disciple of Yogananda through Dr. George Gaye who was a direct disciple of Yogananda himself. Sam tells wonderful stories of his life on the path and of Dr. George.
This is a continuation of the first Emergency Preparation video Dharmadas recorded recently. In this video he shares thoughts about the kind of mental and spiritual “backpack” we need in these times. And the causes behind the challenges and rebalancing that are happening in these times.