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

Be filled with lightness! Guided Meditation with Sita

In the English language, the word ‘light’ has a double meaning. It can mean illumination and brilliance, and it can also mean ‘lightness’ or a feeling of ease. This guided meditation is appropriate for all meditators, whether brand new or experienced – all can tune into a sense of light and lightness! Joy!

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