A Vedic Prayer Before Eating

Offering Brahmarpanam, a beautiful prayer shared before eating, to bless our food, in remembrance of our place in the circle of all that is, both seen and unseen. Om Brahmārpañam Brahma Havir Brahmāgnau Brahmañāhutaṃ Brahmaiva Tena Gantavyam Brahmakarmā Samādhinah [When we offer food to Isvara in this way, with the karma yoga attitude, it is […]

The Source Texts of Vedanta

The Scriptures of Vedanta Primary Literature: The Vedas are the source texts of Hinduism and Vedanta. There are four Vedas: Rig, Yajur, Sama and Arthavana. Each of the four Vedas have two primary sections, the Karma Kanda, dedicated to lifestyle and the fulfillment of the first three human goals: security, pleasure and virtue, and a […]

The Crest Jewel’s 7 Questions

In Adi Shankaracharya’s, Crest Jewel of Discrimination, Viveka Chudamani, written in the 8th century, the student (shishya) puts forth seven questions. Within this 580 verse text, by one of Vedanta’s great luminaries, the teacher (acharya) responds to each question and in the process, reveals the totality of Vedantic teachings (shastra) and the path to liberation […]

Guided Audio Meditation

11 minute Guided Audio Meditations. Enjoy silence and further contemplation following each meditation. Meditation 1, With Contemplation Meditation 2, Exploring Emotion If you benefit from these meditations and would like to exchange energy, please share a monetary gift via paypal to my company in Carbondale, CO: contact@truenaturehealingarts.com. Your monetary offering will support our incredible staff, […]

Ganesha Mantra

A beautiful mantra to Ganesha, the Hindu deity that removes obstacles. Om Shrim Hrim Klim Glaum, Gam Ganapataye, Vara Varada, Sarva Jana Me, Vasha Manaya Svaha What does this mantra mean? Love & beauty, clear perception, powerful energy and stability. Primal seed, Ganesha, bless me. Help me steady my thoughts and emotions. Here’s a nice […]

The Five Features of Consciousness

Many believe consciousness comes from the body but how can consciousness arise from a combination of five inert elements of which the body is made – earth, water, fire, air and space? Or even the expanded 118 elements of the period table? In other words, how can something, sentience, come from nothing, insentience? Does moonlight […]