Overcoming Spiritual Blocks

Overcoming Spiritual Blocks

What I’d like to talk about this morning is how to break through things that hold us back.  A number of us have difficulty breaking through things that hold us back.  It’s different for each of us; for each of us have an amalgam of issues and experiences from our past...
Shaoca and Aparigraha

Shaoca and Aparigraha

    Lately, I’ve been exploring the yamas and niyamas, the ethical guidelines laid out in the firsttwo limbs of Patanjali’s eightfold path of yoga. I chose to focus on one yama and one niyama that seem so intertwined, they couldn’t be separated one...
The Benefits of a Quiet Mind

The Benefits of a Quiet Mind

It has been about two to three months shy of 50 years since I read the book Autobiography of a Yogi, leaving a lot of time to forget. Among the few things that I remember, there is one incident that was recounted in the book involving a situation with Yogananda’s guru...
Hare the Thief

Hare the Thief

A little earlier, the question came up as to the meaning of the word “Hare.” And I think the answer left a couple people a little puzzled, [the answer] was not fully complete. [Many] of you know of the Law of Karma.   Just to review, when a human being [completes] an...
The Individual and the Collective

The Individual and the Collective

  Forty years ago in 1980, Ronald Reagan was elected to be the president of the United States. This marked a sort-of consolidation of power by neoconservative forces in America, which is something that, more-or-less, remains with the country since. On his...