by Daya Mata: Above all, God-communion is a vital personal necessity to every one of us because in the ultimate sense our happiness and well-being depend on it. Gurudeva teaches us how to attain that experience of God, through meditation and devotion. Let me review, just briefly, some of the points that help the devotee reach […]
by Daya Mata: Gurudeva Paramahansa Yogananda often extolled St. Francis of Assisi as one of the great lovers of Christ, an exemplar of what a follower of Christ should be. In the chapel at SRF International Headquarters Guruji had a vision of St. Francis, and from that vision came the poem we all love so […]
by Daya Mata: More and more people nowadays are realizing the tremendous benefits of meditation. They may read books on this subject or listen to spiritual teachers who advise, “Practice silence; go within.”
by Rita Gross and Acharya Judith Simmer Brown: Yeshe Tsogyal has long been a key figure in the Nyingma lineage, important to the Vidyadhara and the Sakyong. In the “Supplication to the Shambhala Lineage,” she is paired with “Lotus-born Padmakara” as “Wisdom Yeshe Tsogyal.”
Sonia Choquette gives us great advices on meditation techniques and why it is important to develop your intuition.
Sharon Salzberg talks about her personal experience with meditation with various teachers – from Open Your Heart in Paradise.
by Joan Halifax Roshi: 9/17/11 This past August, more than 50 people gathered in the Circle of the Way temple at Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to explore the connection between neuroscience and meditation.
Introduction to Meditation by Shri S.N.Goenka: Anapana Meditation -The first step of Vipassana.
The simple truth from S N Goenka: before you harm others, you first harm yourself by generating mental negativity; and by removing the negativity, you can find peace within and strengthen peace in the world.
S.N. Goenka, a leading teacher of a fast growing Vipassana Movement in the Tradition of U Ba Khin, adresses the United Nations Millennium World Peace Summit.