Shanti Mantras – Prayers of Peace

Prayers for Peace, recited at the beginning or end of ceremonies and teachings. Below you’ll find the essential meanings (summary) of the 10 Shanti Mantras as presented by Swami Paramarthananda, in his introduction to the Brahma Sutras. Listen to the Shanti Mantras in Sanskrit on BS 003. The Shanti Mantras are excerpts from the ten […]

Lights, Camera, Action!

Have you ever wondered why two people can view the very same experience and draw completely different conclusions about what transpired? Or why you have the reoccurring emotions and thoughts you experience? How about your challenges, addictions, gifts and passions? Where does all this stuff come from anyway? Now the answer is simple but it’s also […]

KARMA YOGA : Transform Your Life With Every Action

Instead of carving time out of each day for spiritual practice, make your whole life a spiritual practice with Karma Yoga.  We are each born with a unique purpose (svadharma) and when we live this purpose, our life has meaning and we feel content. When we share our gifts and passions with creation (the dharmic field), creation […]

Creating Peace in a Chaotic World 

With all that’s unfolding here in America and abroad, it’s not hard to feel overwhelmed. Here are some simple actions to cultivate a peaceful mind in the midst of disconcerting events.  1) Begin each day with gratitude. Regardless of what’s happening in the world. For most, there are many things to be grateful for – […]