The Goddesses of Knowledge and Wealth

We don’t often think of the Goddesses of Knowledge and Wealth, but when we do, so says Deepak Chopra, we should think of the Goddess of Knowledge, Sarasvati. But from what I’ve seen in his daily emails, is his online programs pay homage to the Goddess of Wealth, Lakshmi. In these emails, he is ABS […]

Pema Chodron Turned 79!

A lot is happening in the world of Buddhism and yoga these days! With the Dalai Lama turning 80, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh being treated for his stroke at UCSF (near my home), and Swami Veda Bharati passing away I think it is high time to launch the Indiegogo campaign! Just a couple of […]

In Memory of Swami Veda Bharati

This article is in memory of Swami Veda Bharati, who passed away on July 14, 2015. When I met him in 1971, he was called Dr. Arya and he was the scholar in residence at the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy under the direction of Swami Rama in the suburbs of Chicago. As […]

Meditation Changes Your Brain

Harvard neuroscientist, Sara Lazar, reveals how meditation changes your brain. In a report by the Washington Post, Brigid Schulte interviewed Sara Lazar and asked her a bunch of questions. The first question was, “Why did you start looking at meditation and mindfulness and the brain?” Sara replied the she tried yoga because of a running […]

Studies of Meditation Practices

Kelly McGonigal is one of the most brilliant young neruoscientists of our day. Her work at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University is drawing huge numbers of people to look at her studies of meditation practices. Her life-long headaches led her into yoga and meditation and now she […]

To Desire What You Don’t Have is to Waste What You Do Have

“To desire what you don’t have is to waste what you do have.” This mantra was repeated over and over to our children as the grew up. They would always want more clothes, more toys, more shiny objects, more chocolate, and much more, as children often do. This was my wife’s favorite saying to calm […]

Why We Should Dream Big

Lisa Nichols teaches us why we should dream big in this video from Mindvalley. She tells her story of growing up in Los Angeles and having to fight her way through school. She was constantly put down by her teachers. And yet, she is now one of the spokespersons for The Secret and the author […]

Start a Revolution with Your Grocery Cart

A few days ago, I received this email from Dr. Sara Gottfried. She is a board certified gynecologist who trained at Harvard University. She is the best selling author of The Hormone Cure, which has received rave reviews. She is my kind of doctor because she believes in Ayurveda, integrative medicine, and yoga to cultivate […]

Rajeev Kahn – The HinJew

My daughter told me about this incredible yogi who she met at the Mount Madonna Center near Watsonville, California. She then send me a link about Rajeev Kahn – The HinJew to an arcicle in The Hindu, Kahn do! – The Hindu. In The Hindu article, we learn that Rajeev is an actor, director, singer, […]

The Secret Bliss

The Secret Bliss is the title of an interview of Sonia Doubell by LondonReal: Brian Rose and Nic Gabriel. Sonia is an actress, journalist, yoga teacher, and entrepreneur. The Secret Bliss is also the name of her website. On her website, we find the following quote: I believe that within each of us lies incredible […]

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