Art & Creativity as Spiritual Practice

During a class at Spiritual Renewal Week, someone asked me a question that I didn’t have time to answer as fully as I’d have liked, so I’ll answer it now. The question was, “In the course of our spiritual lives, we sometimes feel the need to blow off steam – and how can we blow […]

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Shiva: The Perfected Yogi Whose Energy Flows “Down and Out”!

Lord Shiva, as the Adi (first) yogi, is revered by his devotees as the embodiment of yogic perfection and as the giver of yoga science to mankind. Depictions of him beautifully portray the signs of complete yoga-mastery: his two eyes are half closed in meditation, while the all-seeing eye of intuition is open in his forehead. The snake garlanded around … Read More

Feeling – The Essence of Consciousness

Parmahansa Yogananda explained that there are four aspects to our consciousness: Mon, Buddhi, Ahankara, and Chitta. We perceive with the mind (Mon); define with the intellect (Buddhi); identify personally with the ego (Ahankara); and feel one way or another about things (Chitta). Most people identify their capacity to feel with their emotions and therefore, with the reactive process. The essence … Read More

The promise of giving…

Mukunda, as a boy of sixteen, determined to see Krishna, meditated and prayed all night, with increasing intensity and devotion, until at last Krishna himself, walking on clouds of gold, appeared to his inner vision. Weeping with divine joy, Mukunda cried out his prayer of gratitude: “O Divine Krishna, lead all thy lost children, as thou hast led me, to … Read More

Heaven is a Hologram

“Material existence is only a shadow of that higher, finer dimension of reality. This world is the result of the astral world. The blueprints of everything in the physical universe have been astrally conceived — all the forms and forces in nature, including the complex human body, have been first produced in that realm where God’s causal ideations are made visible in forms of heavenly light and vibratory energy.”—Paramhansa Yogananda

Formula For Success (Part 1)

If I could boil down what I’ve learned as a disciple to one sentence, it might look like that. Three elements that when combined, have the power to transform a life. Having a guru is a supreme blessing. He is so precious. He will see you through all difficulties. He knows your every thought, and knows every detail of your past life, and he loves you unconditionally. Think about that – he knows our every weakness and fault, and yet …

Healing Retreat – East Coast

Please join us for a healing retreat based on the healing principles in my book: Healers’ Handbook. What is wholeness? How can we accept the events of our lives? How can we be at peace? When things are going well, we may fear that someday our good fortune will end, one way or another . . . . And when we have faced … Read More