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Who am I ?

Why am I here ?

What is the purpose of life ?

What lies beyond this life ?

In my younger years, I was plagued by these questions. I quickly came to realize that the passage of time between one’s birth and one’s death did not actually define ‘life’. I later came to learn that by seeking answers to these questions the gradual understanding of ‘life’ became possible and this quest was truly ‘the journey of life’. On this journey, the key practices of Meditation, Kirtan and cultivating Yoga Wisdom provide the answers to these questions – and the realizations.

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Identity Politics – Healing or Hurting?

Finding the True Self, Journey of Life, Lectures & Talks, Videos

If we could “design” an ideal neighbor, work associates, and other members of society, we would want them to be caring, compassionate, accepting, kind, loving etc., etc.  These are manifestations of one’s consciousness. We can’t force people to become this way nor can we legislate someone’s consciousness.  This requires an internal change, a revolution of the heart.  Yet society is…

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The Truth – is what’s true for you true for me?

Journey of Life, Lectures & Talks, Life Hacks, Videos

“And the truth shall set you free.” But what is the TRUTH? Do we all have our own truths? Is truth changing with the so-called development of societies?  As societies advance(?) we are confronted with enormous and growing levels of anxiety, depression, and suicide, especially among the younger generation. Is there a problem with our collective acceptance of what it…

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Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People – Understanding Reincarnation

Journey of Life, Life Hacks, Videos

Last year the Global Research Society and the Institute for Social Research conducted surveys world-wide and found that 51% of the people believe in reincarnation, while 23 percent believe that we only will “cease to exist”. About a quarter (26 percent) said they do not know what will happen after death. While many people may “believe” in reincarnation it is…

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Porn Yoga & Happiness

Journey of Life, Lectures & Talks, Life Hacks

After last week’s talk about Alcohol, Drugs & Yoga I received some inquiries about whether pornography also affects one’s yoga practice and its place or role in our search for happiness.  This is an important topic considering how viewing porn has become so common and accepted.  There is the view that it is harmless, unless engaged in excessively.  However, this…

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Alcohol Drugs & Yoga

Explorations in Vedic Wisdom, Journey of Life, Lectures & Talks, Life Hacks

Yoga speaks to the complex relationship between me (the eternal spiritual being residing within the body) and my mind. Alcohol and drugs increase the control the mind has over me and shackles me to material existence. To experience self-realization, God-realization, and to taste perfect happiness one needs to live a temperate life, a life of moderation and self-restraint. By surrendering…

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All Things Must Pass

Journey of Life, Lectures & Talks, Videos

We all long for lasting happiness, a never ending love, a deathless life, and a perfect home sweet home. We are searching for a perfection which never ends. That is a reasonable desire because we are actually eternal spiritual beings. However the world in which we live, the body we occupy, and the relationships we form, all have a beginning…

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understanding Death & Dying – An ancient Eastern perspective

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The black hole of grief that is associated with death immediately disappears in the warmth and hope-filled light of true understanding. We have strayed from the ancient wisdom which used to guide all people’s lives. And so, death has become unnecessarily tragic for the person experiencing dying and those of us who are left behind to grieve. This anguish is…

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The Devil Made Me Do It!

Journey of Life, Life Hacks, Videos

We seem to want to try and disconnect our own choices, decisions and actions in life from any unhappiness or difficulty we may experience as a result of these choices or actions.  We always seem to want to blame someone else for my unhappiness. This talk explores the ancient yoga wisdom perspective of personal responsibility. It was held at the…

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