The Art of Mini-transitions

I just received an email from Jennifer Louden on the art of mini-transitions. I wrote the following to her: In 1971 I had the pleasure of meeting and hanging out with Swami Rama of the Himalayas and his successor Dr. Arya, who became Swami Veda Bharati. The first discourse Dr. Arya taught was about celebrating […]

Gayatri Mantra

Swami Rama taught and now  Swami Veda Bharati teachs the Gaitri Mantra. The translation rendered by Swami Vivekananda on Wikipedia is, “We meditate on the glory of that Being who has produced this universe; may He enlightens our minds.” The basic meditation practices that I learned from Swami Vivekananda from the Chicago Vedanta Center, Swami […]

The Most Beautiful Spiritual Poem

In my very first yoga class in 1970 with Dr. Arya, now Swami Veda Bharati, and Swami Rama of the Himalayas I learned a very important lesson. After teaching me to relax and to meditate, using practices I still utilize and teach today, he spoke about celebrating transitions. He talked about celebrations, like weddings, graduations, […]