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November 13, 2018

Like every good yogini I always knew that meditation was an essential part of the practice, but in the past, that meant only making periodic contact with my meditation cushion. I would be consistent for days, weeks, maybe a month—but inevitably life would happen and ge...

June 24, 2018

Pratyahara originated from two Sanskrit words: Prati and ahara, with ahara meaning food, or anything taken into ourselves, and prati, a preposition meaning away or against. Pratyahara is most commonly translated as the "withdrawal of the senses." This yogic practice is...

June 17, 2018

Healing is practiced in every corner of our earth. There is no ‘work’ involved, nothing to buy, drink, consume or trouble yourself with. Meditating is for yourself, by yourself and exclusively beneficial for yourself. Because it’s something that gets better and better...

June 10, 2018

Scholars believe that the use of meditation beads originated in ancient India as sandstone representations dating from 185 B.C. show people holding and using mala beads for meditation.

Buddhists and Yogis use meditation beads called “Mala” or “Japamala”. Many types of m...

April 6, 2018

Close your eyes and come to sitting tall as Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche guides you through a simple meditation that will bring awareness to your body, sensory experience, space, and fill you with greater awareness. 

The Buddhist master exp...

March 30, 2018

Vedic Meditation is a powerful meditation technique descending from the ancient Hindu Vedic teachings. The purpose of the meditation is a deep rest to purify and re-balance the mind. Vedic meditation allows the individual to reduce stress and anxiety, increase awarenes...

March 27, 2018

Ah, the creative process. It can be so rewarding, and yet so stressful. Any artist, writer, or general creator can empathize with the frustration and anxiety that often comes along with developing a new project. When the mind is cluttered, you may find it hard to focus...

February 17, 2018

There is an old Zen proverb that says, “You should sit in meditation every day for 20-minutes unless you're too busy—then you should sit for an hour.” But, what happens if we think we're not cut out for mediation or that we're just not good at it?

I’m not surprised anym...

February 7, 2018


Once you've picked your mantra, you can chant your mantra in a wide range of ways. There is no right or wrong way to recite it!

When can you use a mantra?


Seated meditation: This is the standard way to practice japa meditation. Find a comfortable, seated position. You...

January 6, 2018

There are hundreds of different sacred mantras used in Buddhism and many are very long and complex. We have found the following Buddhist mantras to be both very accessible and easy to pronounce as well as potent and powerful in the spiritual powers. The great aspect of...

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