The Science of Meditation – Meditation and the Breath (Pranayam)

Learn the physiology of breath; and how pranayama (breath/energy control) techniques can influence things like blood pressure, heart rate, blood pH, etc. Practice simple techniques for diaphragmatic breathing and the use of mudras (hand gestures) to improve breath control. First in a 4 class series. Taught by Murali Venkatrao on June 12, 2014. Awaken Kundalini through Yoga and Meditation – … Read More

Self-Control and Devotion

Seattle local, Bangalore-storyteller extraordinaire Murali Venkatrao shares these inspiring insights from the underlying unity of the spiritual teachings of East and West during one of his Sunday Service talks at Ananda Washington. Awaken Kundalini through Yoga and Meditation – online webinar with Dr. Murali Venkatrao through East West Bookshop. Learn more about about the immense reservoir of vital energy that … Read More

Adi Shankara’s Greatest Debate: Is a Life of Virtue and Faith Enough to End Pain and Suffering?

Told by Seattle-local, Bangalore-native, storyteller extraordinaire Murali Venkatrao, who will carry you to ancient and sacred India. This is the Saturday evening satsang at Ananda Village during Ananda’s 2021 Spiritual Renewal Week. Awaken Kundalini through Yoga and Meditation – online webinar with Dr. Murali Venkatrao through East West Bookshop. Learn more about about the immense reservoir of vital energy that … Read More

Arjuna’s Greatest Battle – Stories from the Mahabharata

Story telling with Murali Venkatrao India is a land where wonderous tales of heroes, villains, magical weapons, gods, demons and damsels are used as a means to convey deep scriptural truths. The greatest of these stories is that of an epic war between cousins. Known as the Mahabharata, it is war that as unnecessary as it is inevitable. The hero of this … Read More

The Descent of the Ganga River

Join Murali for an evening of inspiration and joy as he captures the symbology of the holy river Ganga. A world renowned storyteller, Murali enraptures his audience with the pure imagery of his spiritually uplifting tales. Watch also his moving story of the origin of the Gayatri Mantra  The Story of King Harishchandra The Story of Shabari Awaken Kundalini through … Read More

The Story of Shabari (From the Ramayana)

Master storyteller Murali Venkatrao shares this inspiring and beautiful story of true devotion from the Ramayana. Watch also his moving story of the origin of the Gayatri Mantra The story of King Harishchandra  Awaken Kundalini through Yoga and Meditation – online webinar with Dr. Murali Venkatrao through East West Bookshop. Learn more about about the immense reservoir of vital energy … Read More

The Story of Dharmavyadha

Watch Murali sharing this inspiring story from the Mahabharata. Special thanks to Ananda Sangha India, who originally posted this as part of a longer talk. Here are more stories told by Murali: The Story of the Origin of the Gayatri Mantra of Enlightenment The Story of King Harishchandra The Descent of the Ganga River If you like to a free … Read More

King Harishchandra: Stories of India with Murali

The famous story from India of Harishchandra, the king who loses all, including his wife and child in following his dharma, illustrating the commitment to God through Truth. Told by Seattle local Bangalore storyteller extraordinaire Murali Venkatrao, who will carry you to ancient and sacred India. This was the Wednesday afternoon satsang at Ananda Village during Ananda’s 50th anniversary celebration … Read More

The Story of the Origin of the Gayatri Mantra of Enlightenment

Watch this beautiful and inspiring story, told masterfully by Murali Venkatrao. Awaken Kundalini through Yoga and Meditation – online webinar with Dr. Murali Venkatrao through East West Bookshop. Learn more about about the immense reservoir of vital energy that lies with each of us. Saturday, January 8th from 5:30p – 7p pacific time. Register for this free webinar here! Ananda … Read More