“By virtue of being human, each of us has the capacity to choose, to change, to grow.”
The Timeless Wisdom of Eknath Easwaran
YA Blog Post: A Passage for December "On this path, effort never goes to waste, and there is no failure. . . . more
A Practice for Today: Increasing One-Pointed Attention "When talking with someone, give that person your full attention. . . . more
Easwaran on Gentleness (1:54 min.) In this short video clip, Easwaran talks about the beautiful characteristic of gentleness. . . . more
Holding to the Constant: A Taoist Passage for Meditation This inspiring passage by Lao Tzu can be found on page 34 of God Makes the Rivers to Flow, and here: Holding to the Constant Break into the peace within, Hold attention in stillness, And in the world outside You will ably master the ten thousand things. . . . more
YA Blog Post: What's Your Routine? "Put your meditation first and everything else second; you will find, for one thing, that it enriches everything else." . . . more
Precious gems are profoundly buried in the earth and can only be extracted at the expense of great labor.
– Anandamayi Ma
A few days ago I was watching a woodpecker, a creature I hadn’t seen since I left India. This one had a red turban. While I watched, he came and alighted on a huge tree. He was quite a small creature, and the trunk of the tree was enormous. I wanted to go up to him and say, “What, make a hole in that huge trunk with your tiny beak? Impossible. Preposterous!”
But this little woodpecker was not intimidated by size. He did not throw up his legs in despair; he just alighted and went about looking for the right place to begin operations.
It is the same with transforming consciousness; you have to look for the right spot. In some people it is a particular compulsive craving; in some it is jealousy; in some, blind fury. Some may be fortunate enough to have all three. Each person has to look for that spot where urgent work is most needed.
12/4/2013 to 1/19/2014
Jan 18, Petaluma, CA (one-day retreat)12/4/2013 to 1/26/2014 Jan 25, Free Passage Meditation Webinar12/4/2013 to 2/9/2014 Feb 8, Los Angeles (Encino), CA (one-day retreat)12/4/2013 to 2/22/2014 Feb 21–23, Tomales, CA (weekend retreat)
Free online course: Learn to Meditate on a Passage
YA Meditation Blog: Stories, tips, and resources. Cohort Program 2014: Bringing YAs together.
2013 Memorial Video shown at our annual memorial observance at Ramagiri Ashram on October 26.