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The Kali Yantra

The Yantra is a geometric symbol existing in the external world as well as a subject to be internalized within human consciousness. Kali is the Hindu Goddess of time, of change. She is the power of action, of the breath and of transformation (kriya-shakti).

The Wonderful Benefits of Meditation

Meditation is the art of calming the mind and focusing it on an object. In its simplest application, it can be used for relaxation and stress reduction, and bring us to an awareness of the important inter-connection between our minds and our bodies.

Meditation for Harmony of Body, Mind, Emotions and Our Inner Spirit

Meditation is the art of calming the mind and focusing it on an object. In its simplest application, it can be used for relaxation and stress reduction, and bring us to an awareness of the important inter-connection between our minds and our bodies. Meditation can help us manage our physical and emotional pain.

The Dance of Transformation

All of life is filled with action. We see this action in the world around us. This action is also felt in the interior efforts of our spiritual pursuits. In our pursuit of a still and peaceful mind, we must prepare ourselves for the inner transformative action that can arise during meditation.

Bhakti Yoga: The Path of Devotion

The word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit root ‘yuj’ meaning to yoke. It refers to the yoking or ‘union of the awareness of our selves as finite beings to the universal infinite consciousness.' Another working definition of yoga is ‘the harmonization of body, mind, emotions and spirit.’ There are several varieties of yoga that help us to accomplish this goal. Perhaps the most satisfying and most joyous yoga is Bhakti Yoga, the path of devotion.

Discovering Service

"If you want peace of mind, you shall have to serve others to the best of your ability." This was the advice Swami Vivekananda gave to a junior monk when he complained about restless meditations. Similarly, when the devotee Surendra told Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda’s guru, that his meditations on the Divine Mother were not successful, Sri Ramakrishna stressed the importance of balancing meditation and contemplation...

Getting Started

Meditation is the art of stilling the restless mind and keeping a steady focus on an object. In its simplest application it can be used for relaxation and stress reduction, and bring us to an awareness of the important interconnection between our minds and bodies. Meditation can help us manage our physical and emotional pain and give us a tool to use to cope with the apparent disharmony in our lives.

Healing Through the Chakras

The word chakra literally means wheel. In ancient India chakra referred to the wheel of a chariot, a discus, the sun in the sky. Later in the Indian tradition, the word chakra came to refer to the wheels or circular vortexes of energy in the subtle human body.