Purify Fear & Desire w/ Karma Yoga

What is Karma Yoga? The attitude with which we take action. When is the best time to practice? Anytime during the waking state. What is the purpose of Karma Yoga? To purify binding fears and desires, reduce emotional and mental disturbance and cultivate predominate sattva (peace of mind). Thus preparing the mind for the assimilation […]

On Self Esteem

Low self-esteem is one of the great dis-eases of our modern culture. When the Dalai Lama first visited the United States, he had no idea what it was as it was non-existent in Tibet. Low self-esteem results from a variety of factors including: neglectful parents, negative peer groups, trauma/abuse, the media as it relates to […]

Ancient Yogic Wisdom for the Modern Day Seeker

Gain the timeless wisdom of the sages as presented in the Bhagavad Gita & Upanishads at True Nature Healing Arts, an intentional center for personal growth in the heart of the Colorado Mountains. Study with Ramji, a teacher with over 50 years experience, living and learning with Vedantic masters in India. Live-streaming via the web, […]

Traditional or Non-Traditional Vedanta

Satsang by Ramji (James Swartz) We all have reasons to justify our likes and dislikes. Some Vedantins criticize me because of a peculiar duality: traditional vs. non-traditional. Obviously the Truth is beyond tradition. Many years ago Swami Dayananda wrote a small pamphlet to explain why he no longer felt comfortable teaching with Swami Chinmayanada. His […]

Great Oneness, Isvara

Remove my ignorance – the likes and dislikes, fears and desires, that influence my actions. Let me act instead from understanding and dharma, the nature of creation, which is love. Remove my attachment to this body-mind, and the objects and experiences that appear as thoughts in my mind. Let me know your love, the source […]

Reflections On Love

The final stage of bhakti (devotion), as shared by the Narada Bhakti Sutras, is non-dual love. The first stage is love of objects, then God, followed by love of Self knowledge and finally actualizing Self love. In realizing my essential nature as non-dual love, I no longer NEED to receive love or even give it. […]

The Ego’s Mantra: More, Better, Different

When we don’t get what we want, we feel agitated and when we do get what we want, it’s never enough. The ego wants more, better, different! Liberation from the ego’s mantra begins with understanding the misconception that we are lacking and not whole, and that happiness can only be found by obtaining or experiencing […]

The Practice of Unconditional Love

Karma is like an arrow shot from a bow, once released it can’t be taken back or redirected. While the results of our actions are beyond our control, we do have a choice in how we respond to the results. The attitude we bring to daily experience has great impact on the quality of our lives and whether or not we neutralize negative karma or create more of it.