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, […]

Does studying Vedanta require you to believe in God?

By Ramji (James Swartz) Short answer: God is a word that means many things to many people so this is not a question that easily lends itself to a short answer. However, if by God you mean some kind of being that lives in a heavenly realm somewhere “out there,” then no, Vedanta does not […]

Three Month Vedanta Course w/ Ramji (James Swartz) at True Nature, Carbondale, CO.

True Nature Healing Arts is honored to host Ramji In the Colorado Rockies for this special Three Month Vedanta Course! Coming from an impeccable lineage (Swami Chinmayananda) and endowed with over 40 years of teaching experience in this age old tradition, Ramji unveils this timeless knowledge with clarity, candor and humor. He has become one […]

To Help or Not to Help

Last evening in Meditation & Discussion there was an inquiry into the issue of helping others. This piggy-backed on the previous week’s inquiry from Dharma Talk on how to speak about the gift of Vedanta (Self knowledge) to others. More than one teacher has shared that we need to be cautious about “helping” others. Until […]

Releasing Ownership

Whatever we own, “my …,” be it a thought, feeling, sensation, object or experience – binds us. And due to the nature of the field of existence (maya), sometimes what we own will feel good, other times, not so good. Best to release ownership and doership. The field (Creator) owns and does it all! We […]

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. […]