Does Consciousness Evolve?

There is a belief in the spiritual world that consciousness evolves, and that part of our mandate as spiritual seekers, is to support the evolution of it. But does consciousness really evolve? Well, it does and it doesn’t, depending on your  perspective and definition of consciousness. From the Upanishads, the source texts of Vedanta (a […]

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 […]

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, […]

Bhakti – Devotion

“When love is directed towards something higher, nobler, and greater, it is known as bhakti (devotion).” Swami Paramarthanda. Bhakti has two primary meanings, devotion or love of Isvara (God) and sadhana (spiritual practice) done with love of God, this is yoga. There are three stages (qualities or intensities) of bhakti and three practices of bhakti. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lights, Camera, Action (Extended Cut)

Have you ever wondered: Why your life is the way it is? How you found yourself in this particular body, with these thoughts and feelings? Who chose your family? Where did your life challenges, addictions, struggles, gifts and passions come from? Life is a  Holographic Projection. The light of self (awareness) shines through our conditioning (vasanas) much […]

Om: The Sacred Sound of the Universe

Have you ever wondered what the symbol Om means and where it came from? “Yogis have chanted Om for thousands of years. And when we chant it, we’re connecting with those yogis in a ritual way, drawing upon the support of the practices they’ve been doing for a long, long time.” Yoganand Michael Carroll, Kripalu. […]