Bhagavad Gita: A Selection of Verses

Bhagavad Gita: A Selection of Verses

Sri Krishna — charming cowherd, glorious king, mentor extraordinaire and divine incarnation — lived over five thousand years ago. His early years were spent in a quaint town called Vrindavan in Northern India. Krishna is the soul of the Mahabharata, the brilliance of...
Shravana: The Power to Influence

Shravana: The Power to Influence

The month ‘Shraavana’ gets its name from the lunar constellation Shraavana, which means ‘to listen’. When the Full Moon shines among the stars of Shraavana, it brings special focus to growth and the need for the qualities of a ‘Listener’.   The stars of...
Guru Purnima: The Acknowledgement of Grace

Guru Purnima: The Acknowledgement of Grace

In the Vedic month of ‘Ashadha’, when the Full Moon shines in ‘Uttara Ashadha’ Nakshatra, the lunar constellation of the ‘victorious’, the day is observed as ‘Guru Poornima’ or ‘the Full Moon of the Guru’.   After completing her lunar journey...
The Upanishads: Illuminating the Self

The Upanishads: Illuminating the Self

Dear Seeker, The Upanishads are a part of the Vedic Literature (the Vedas) that contain meditations upon the nature of the Self. They are primarily concerned with answering the question “Who am I?”, and they elaborate upon the manner in which the individual...
The Lunar Eclipse & OM Chanting

The Lunar Eclipse & OM Chanting

Dear Seeker,   The Full Moon of Buddha Purnima or Vaishakha Purnima, brings with it the blessings of knowledge that the luminaries – the Moon and the Sun – hold for us on a spiritual level. May the perceptive light of Chandra and Surya reveal within you...
A Prayer for Peace and Well-being

A Prayer for Peace and Well-being

Dear Seeker, The power of Mantra and a musical recitation of Sanskrit sounds to invoke specific energies has been studied and experienced through the ages of time. Many Sanskrit recitations and Mantras have their origin in the Vedas that are considered eternal and not...