“By virtue of being human, each of us has the capacity to choose, to change, to grow.”
The Timeless Wisdom of Eknath Easwaran
A Practice for Today: Training the Senses "In the food we eat, the books and magazines we read, the movies we see, the television shows we watch, all of us are subject to the dictatorship of rigid personal likes and dislikes. . . . more
What is Karma: A short e-book by Easwaran, all previously unpublished material "When I was leaving for college, my grandmother gave me sound advice. . . . more
The Blue Mountain journal is now available as an e-book on Kindle If you like using e-readers, you might want to try a new way of reading Easwaran's Blue Mountain journal. . . . more
Still time to register for our one-day retreat in New York (Ossining) on June 22 We still have places free on our one-day introductory meditation retreat next weekend. . . . more
New YA blog post: Meditation in life's transitions, from YA to parent "To me, the family is like a free university, where we can get our finest education in living for others." . . . more
Heaven lies about us in our infancy.
– William Wordsworth
In India, stories about Sri Krishna as a little boy remind us of the divinity of children. In one such story, Krishna’s mother, Yashoda, was churning curds to make butter in an earthen pot, using a wooden pestle which she moved round and round by means of a rope. Little Krishna was playing nearby but, as usual, he was soon up to mischief.
When his mother tried to get him to obey her, he was defiant. She took the rope she was using and said, “If you don’t stop your mischief, I’m going to tie you up.” Little Krishna silently put out his arms.
Yashoda tried to tie his hands, but the rope would not reach around his wrists. She got another rope. It, too, was not long enough. Soon everybody on the street had become interested. They all brought ropes and tied them together until the rope was very, very long, yet it would still not reach because of the infinity of the Lord present in baby Krishna. How could anyone tie up those slender hands that held the whole cosmos?
Consciousness of the divinity of children can inspire parents – and all caring adults – to lead more selfless lives.
6/19/2013 to 6/23/2013
Jun 22, New York (Ossining) (one-day retreat)6/19/2013 to 8/4/2013 Aug 3, Colorado (one-day retreat)6/19/2013 to 8/17/2013 Aug 16–18, Tomales, CA (weekend retreat)6/19/2013 to 9/8/2013 Sep 7, San Diego (one-day retreat)
Free online course: Learn to Meditate on a Passage
VIDEO Eknath Easwaran on “Meditation & the New Physics”