Awaken Mind – Love

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Thich Nhat Hanh Growing Together

March 30th, 2021|

by Thich Nhat Hanh: In his introduction to the book, Love’s Garden: A Guide to Mindful Relationships, Thich Nhat Hanh shows us […]

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All You Need Is Love?

March 15th, 2021|

By James Ballantyne: “Can we dare to think people are kind, and shape organisations around this view?” […]

Sarada Devi: The Holy Mother

March 11th, 2021|

by Swami Nikhilananda: HOLY MOTHER, in a unique way, fulfilled the duties of wife, mother, and nun.  […]

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Why Loving-Kindness Takes Time: Sharon Salzberg

March 1st, 2021|

by Sharon Salzberg: It’s only after we’ve practiced many times that we’ll begin to notice a habit developing—namely, letting ourselves off the hook once in awhile… […]

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Gabrielle Bernstein, and the women who follow her

February 28th, 2021|

by Lisa Elaine Held: On a freezing Friday night in New York, a line of women in their 20s and 30s, wearing Tory Burch flats and carrying Longchamps bags, forms on Third Avenue. […]

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Love + Wisdom = Buddha

February 20th, 2021|

Zen teacher Norman Fischer looks at the famed Heart Sutra and explains why compassion and emptiness go hand in hand… […]

A Gift of Love

February 19th, 2021|

A musical interpretation of some of Rumi’s poetry. […]

Rumi: Say I Am You

February 19th, 2021|

A Sufi poem by Rumi written elegantly to inspire and to go beyond our limitations towards the Divine. […]

Rumi: Sufi Poem

February 19th, 2021|

A Rumi poem fused with images and music. […]

In Rumi’s Footsteps: Konya, Turkey

February 19th, 2021|

by Brad Gooch: Arriving in Konya, a medium-sized city in Turkey’s Central Anatolian heartland, about an hour’s flight southeast of Istanbul, my brief mumble to the cab driver—“Hotel Rumi”—was direction enough. […]

A Rumi of One’s Own

February 19th, 2021|

by Rachel Aviv: Several years ago Kabir Helminski, a sheikh of the Mevlevi Order of Sufism, received a call from Madonna’s producer, who wanted to hire his troupe of whirling dervishes for a music video [...]

Remembering Swami Sivananda

February 19th, 2021|

by Swami Sivananda: This is the blessed occasion of the coming of Sri Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj.  […]

The Inscrutable Gurudev Sri Swami Sivananda

February 19th, 2021|

by Swami Krishnananda: Auṁ sa ha nᾱv avatu, saha nau bhunaktu, saha vīryam karavᾱvahai, tejasvi nav adhītam astu: mᾱ vidviṣᾱvahai; auṁ śāntih, śāntih, śāntih. […]

How To Overcome Fear

February 19th, 2021|

by Swami Sivananda: The Sanskrit equivalent for fear is “Bhaya”. Fear is an emotion or Vritti in the mind that is produced when one’s life is in danger on account of external forces or things. [...]

Karma Yoga

February 19th, 2021|

WHAT IS KARMA ? by Swami Sivananda: Karma is a Sanskrit term. It means action or deed.  […]

Global Service

February 19th, 2021|

Sri Gurudev began his public service in 1951 when H. H. Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj sent him on an All-India Tour.  […]


February 18th, 2021|

Sri Swami Satchidananda opened the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival  in Bethel, New York  on August 15, addressing a crowd of approximately 500,000. […]

How to Get Love

February 18th, 2021|

Originally Published in: The Golden Present – Daily Inspirational Readings  […]

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Henry VIII To Anne Boleyn

February 14th, 2021|

by Alexandra Sifferlin: King Henry VIII originally courted Anne Boleyn’s sister Mary, but it was Anne who caught the English royal’s wandering eye — though she refused to be his mistress… […]

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Going beyond God

February 10th, 2021|

Historian and former nun Karen Armstrong says the afterlife is a “red herring,” hating religion is a pathology and that many Westerners cling to infantile ideas of God. […]