Why do we do seva or selfless service?

Most people get the reason why we meditate. They can understand it’s relevance to the spiritual path – going deeper into one’s own being. Also, with the practice of Mantra repetition, once they understand how these spiritual sounds effect us, they can easily see how important Mantra repetition is to our spiritual sadhana or path. But when it comes to seva –  people can get confused. Seva is the simple task of offering our time and talents to our highest ideal without any expectation of anything in return. One [...]

Why do we do seva or selfless service?2018-12-27T10:39:30+00:00

Selfless Service – What is it?

When you have chosen a teacher and are working with them studying meditation and such, often you become aware that there is a lot of work that can be done around them; setup for classes, organize the group for events, help with website and communications or outreach to the community – well the list goes on and on. But you get the idea. When we volunteer to help our teacher in this way, it is called Seva, or Selfless service. Some organizations like to call it [...]

Selfless Service – What is it?2018-12-22T13:07:25+00:00

Alternate Nostril Breathing

Pranayama is the science of controlling the breath. But if we look at the Sanskrit word a little closer we can see it is made up of two words: Prana – meaning life force and Yama meaning death. So it is often interpreted to mean the cessation of breath. That that is the goal of Pranayama  – that your breath will stop for long periods – totally stilling the mind. But it can also be interpreted as Prana – lifeforce and Ayama – ever expanding. So [...]

Alternate Nostril Breathing2018-12-22T13:16:12+00:00