Meditation Recommendations from a 40-Year Practitioner

We all want to go DEEP in meditation, and I have found that creating your meditation space properly to facilitate you going into that innermost place, is a real grounded approach to doing just that. There just comes a time when you need your meditation space to really support your practice. It is something for me that has been evolving over the last 40 years. At first - it was just about sitting and meditating regularly but then it came to be about creating a space [...]

Meditation Recommendations from a 40-Year Practitioner2019-08-26T17:51:11+03:00

The Power of Sanskrit Mantra

I am always humbled by the power of Sanskrit Mantras in difficult situations. They have the power to turn any situation into a blessed one. After a challenging conversation with an ex this morning, my heart was hurt, my head was reeling and I felt at sea as to what to do. After decades of practice, I have learned to turn to my practice of Mantra repetition when in distress, so thankfully my mind turned to their rescue. Quickly, I jumped into my Meditation Box and [...]

The Power of Sanskrit Mantra2019-08-05T18:34:44+03:00

A 40 Day Chant for Abundance, Peace, Health and Spiritual Realization for All in the New Year!

Today I am going to start a 40-day Mantra Discipline that will end on New Year’s Eve. I am chanting for Abundance, Peace, Health and Spiritual Realization in the New Year for all. Will you join me? Starting today the discipline will end on New Year's Eve. Here are the Mantras I will be doing: 1. Om Gum Ganapatayei Namaha 2. Om Gum Shrim MahaLakshmiyei Namah 3. Om Vakra Tundaya Hum 4. Om Shri Davantre Namaha 5. Om Vajra Sattwa Hung 6. Om Astai Shvaryayei Namaha [...]

A 40 Day Chant for Abundance, Peace, Health and Spiritual Realization for All in the New Year!2019-08-05T18:39:32+03:00

What is a Guru? Who is the Guru?

So many people ask me about what a guru is. On the spiritual path, it is one of the most crucial questions one needs to have clarity of or at least some good guidance, otherwise, it sets us up for trouble and possible heartache. There is only one Guru – the great grace-bestowing power of the Divine. This aspect of the Divine has many names but is beyond all names and concepts. That’s the first thing to get straight. It is not a person. That being [...]

What is a Guru? Who is the Guru?2019-08-05T19:02:12+03:00

All the Answers are within You.

When we start a spiritual path, it is natural that we go looking for people to help us. We look for teachers and others who are further ahead of us. We hope that this teacher or that teacher will take our problems away -will heal our pain and fix our lives, or at least set us in the right direction. We search for just the right book that will fill us with knowledge. We read books from this writer or this philosophical erudite in the hope [...]

All the Answers are within You.2019-08-05T20:04:57+03:00

Daring to be Audacious

Whenever we sit down to meditate or do our Mantra practice, what goes through our minds? Do we sit with the intention to just feel a little better – or do we sit with the intention of becoming enlightened – radically transforming our lives and everyone’s around us? Our intention in practice is paramount. I remember about 13 years ago,  I was sitting in a hall with a group of about sixty seekers. We were listening to a Swami talk about the spiritual path. He was [...]

Daring to be Audacious2019-08-04T15:00:10+03:00

Acceptance of what is.

Have you ever had a week where it feels like you are rolling a large boulder up a steep hill? Nothing is going right and things just feel like they are not clicking. There’s miscommunication and missed opportunities – it can feel like the world is falling all around you. What to do when life gets like that? Acceptance – I feel is the key. Acceptance of what is. One of the first things we can do, when things become unbearable, is to find a quiet [...]

Acceptance of what is.2019-08-04T14:56:39+03:00

Persistance Paves the Way

One of the best ways to accumulate any kind of spiritual wealth is to practice Sanskrit Mantras and Meditation daily over a long period of time. One may see quick results after just starting a spiritual practice but the real fruits of practice, in my experience, come after years of sustained effort. This is good and bad news. What’s great is; it’s in your hands, you have the power to create a sustainable daily practice. You have the power to change your life – to reach [...]

Persistance Paves the Way2019-08-04T14:51:33+03:00

Working with Energy overloads

So you’ve been working with Mantras for a while now, maybe you are working on a 40-day discipline and you are noticing that you are feeling tired- more than is customary. Maybe your significant other is mentioning that you seem more testy than usual. This could be a sign of sensory overload. When we repeat Mantras, we are, in a sense, re-tuning our energy body. Sometimes this retuning brings in a little too much energy. More than we can safely process and this causes our body [...]

Working with Energy overloads2019-08-04T14:42:31+03:00

How to set up a 40 Day Chanting Discipline

Often times, after people have been chanting awhile, they feel ready to take on a chanting discipline of some sort. A chanting discipline is a commitment to chant a particular Sanskrit Mantra or grouping of Mantras for a certain determined time that works on an issue you’d like help with. A good way to go about it is to first figure out the most important issue you want to work on: Health, Abundance, Spirituality, Anger, Fear … Love. The options are as varied as we are. [...]

How to set up a 40 Day Chanting Discipline2019-08-04T14:41:53+03:00