Meditation

Quest for the Inner Elixir

We all experience life’s sweet moments. These are so magical that you feel suffused with vitality and gratitude, slightly high. These flashes may come after working hard pursuing your passion – you just did a hard yoga class perfectly matched to your skill level, and now you are on your mat happy and exhausted. You [...]

By | October 26th, 2015|Meditation|0 Comments

Cave Optional

By Dean Sluyter Once upon a time in a long-ago decade, before doctors were recommending meditation to control blood pressure and insomnia, before football teams and tech companies were using it to get better at crushing the competition, I started my career as a meditation teacher. Back then, mainstream folks were generally curious but dubious: [...]

By | September 29th, 2015|Meditation|0 Comments

What Do You Love?

Merge with the essence of life through meditation. I love sex. I love food. I love sleeping. I love music. I love dancing. I love parties. I love dreaming, chocolate, movies, and walking the dogs. I love travel, seeing new places, and then returning home. We all have our favorite everyday motions that are deeply [...]

By | July 2nd, 2015|Meditation|0 Comments

Breath Is Exciting

  How the air we breathe can teach us about our environment During a workshop, I heard a woman say, “Breath is exciting.” She spoke with the delight a person would reserve for talking about a delicious and slightly dangerous love affair. Victoria (not her real name) continued, “Ever since I was a little girl, [...]

By | June 2nd, 2015|Meditation|0 Comments

Rivers of Power

Rivers of Power: Meditation with the Radiance Sutras by Dr. Lorin Roche It’s a hot afternoon in the desert, at Bhaktifest in Joshua Tree, and my energies are starting to fade. The chanting has been going on around the clock for days and I feel saturated. What sounds good right now is to go jump in [...]

By | April 27th, 2015|Meditation|0 Comments

Meditation: Love the Journey

Meditation Practice: Love the Journey When we go for a run, we are on a special type of journey where the aim is not necessarily to get somewhere. The journey itself is the purpose. We are in motion because the body loves motion and thrives with movement—our muscles are flushed with blood and fresh oxygen, [...]

By | March 2nd, 2015|Meditation|0 Comments

The Embraceable Universe

The Embraceable Universe: Meditation with the Radiance Sutras When the dog jumps up on your map, how do you hold her? What about when the cat glides onto your lap? When you are walking down the street and see a friend, how do you hug him? What if it has been a really long time [...]

By | February 24th, 2015|Meditation|0 Comments

Get off the Grid and Into the Heart

Unplug Every Day An interview with Sister Jenna of the Brahma Kumaris Sister Jenna is the founding director of the Meditation Museum in Silver Spring, Maryland, and the director of the Washington, DC branch of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization. This prolific teacher, writer, speaker, and radio show host once owned nightclubs in the [...]

By | December 23rd, 2014|Meditation|1 Comment

Surprise: Meditation with the Radiance Sutras

Unless you live in a cave, life is full of surprises. Even meditation is full of surprises. In the relaxation of meditation, we are often presented with mini-movies of whatever we are stressed about, including traumatic events from the past and whatever we are gearing up to deal with in the future. You get a [...]

By | October 3rd, 2013|Meditation|0 Comments

Blockheads and Barbarians

Placing your mat in class, the teacher gives you a spiteful look. You don’t know it, but her ex-husband, to whom she is paying alimony, was walking out the door as you walked in, and she saw you smile at him. Driving to work, you slow down and give lots of space to a woman [...]

By | July 17th, 2013|Meditation|0 Comments