• Eknath Easwaran

    “We all need joy, and we can all receive joy in only one way, by adding to the joy of others.”
    EKNATH EASWARAN
    (1910–1999)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow
Us On
Google+

 

 

Video Clip: Living in Peace (3:00 minutes) In this talk, Easwaran discusses how the practice of passage meditation is the training of attention, and how, through this practice, we can learn not to dwell on negative thoughts. . . . more

YA Blog Post: Easwaran on Training Attention "It is the concentrated, focused mind that reaches people. . . . more

Your Life Is A Trust "'The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof.' . . . more

A Practice for Today: Increasing One-Pointed Attention "When talking with someone, give that person your full attention. . . . more

Easwaran on Thomas a Kempis' The Imitation of Christ: Talk 11 This is the eleventh in a long series of talks Eknath Easwaran gave on The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis. . . . more

Thought for the Day

September 23

To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle, Every cubic inch of space is a miracle. Every square yard of the surface of the earth Is spread with the same. . . . What strange miracles are these! Everywhere . . .
   – Walt Whitman

Once when I was giving a talk I used the word “miracles,” and someone in the audience asked skeptically, “Tell us about one.”

Every moment you remain alive is a miracle. Talk to medical people; they will tell you there are a million and one things that can go wrong with this body of ours at any given instant. It is only because we haven’t developed the capacity for appreciating miracles that we don’t see them all around us. Life is a continuous miracle: not only joy but sorrow too; not only birth but death too.

But the most precious miracle of all is to see the divinity in every creature – when we see that the divinity in our hearts is our real Self, and that it is the same Self shining in all.

  Read a Thought for any day  

Upcoming Introductory Programs

    9/22/2014 to 9/28/2014
  • Sep 27, Chicago (one-day retreat)

Free online course: Learn to Meditate on a Passage

 

Offerings for young adults (YAs) in their 20s & 30s!

  • YA Meditation Blog: Stories, tips, and resources.
  • Cohort Program 2015: Bringing YAs together.
  • Check out our calendar of upcoming retreats.