International Wave at Living Wisdom High School

The energy is building for the Living Wisdom High School at Ananda Village. A concerted effort was made in recent months to increase enrollment and expand outreach. The school will now have 4 new international students for the spring semester, three from India and one from Iran. Students who are able to attend the school from other countries will take the blessings of the community … Read More

How to Support Others in Times of Loss

Grief is not a linear experience.  It is not something that you leave behind. As a wise friend who lost her son in a tragic gun accident once said to me, “You do not move through grief, you move in it.” Grief does not recede like a tide, you never move past it. The goal of its recovery is not … Read More

How to Meditate with a Newborn

5:57 am Realizing what time it is, you wake up and take your baby daughter into the living room so that her mother can get some sleep. 6:03 am You start a diaper change while trying to stay awake. Aphorisms pop into mind which you can’t resist sharing with your eight-week-old, an obvious symptom of early-onset dad humor. “Life is … Read More

Which Is More Relaxing: Sleep or Meditation?

We all know that meditation, as well as sleep, are very similar in their benefits. They offer deep relaxation, joy, and a release (if only temporary) from the incessant demands of life. It is perhaps only natural then that we should ask the question: Which of these two — sleep or meditation — offer the better benefit? Let us see what Paramhansa Yogananda has … Read More

How Our Astral Body Creates and Coordinates Our Physical Body

The newly emerging field of quantum biology strongly suggests that life did not arise from the atoms in a cosmic accident. Instead, it appears that physical life was created by the subtle coordination of physical matter at the direction of Intelligent information originating beyond our physical realm.

For I’m Bound for the Promised Land

In 1820, in Maryland, a girl was born into slavery and given the name Harriet. She was the great-great-granddaughter of a woman kidnapped from the African plains and sold to the highest bidder in Baltimore. At the age of seven Harriet was charged with caring for Miss Sarah’s baby. One time the baby cried out just as Miss Sarah entered … Read More

The Devil Made Me Do It — Truer than We Thought?

Throughout the ages, many intelligent people have tried to explain how this life works. They’ve proposed religious, philosophical, psychological, social, and scientific explanations. And while some of their ideas haven’t been particularly valid at any level, many have been valid on at least some level. Someone recently asked me what I thought of the teachings […]

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“Autobiography of a Yogi” in Hindi Braille

This is the cover for Autobiography of a Yogi in Hindi Braille.  Master’s photo will have auto tiling so that the visually challenged can feel his face and there will also be auto tilings for Babaji, Lahiri Mahasaya, and Swami Sri Yukteswar.  Ayush from Mumbai worked on this project over the past year in coordination with the National Blind Association. The … Read More

Meditation for Kids: The Antidote to Screen Time

Children today are bombarded with an overwhelming amount of media. The average American child consumes a little more than two hours of screen time every. single. day. My kids get screen time, too. I am practical in my idealism and am not a purist about this issue. In the “old days” TV ads were the family nemesis, transforming children into … Read More