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March 31, 2020
Covid 19 Breathwork Techniques

Covid 19 Breathwork Techniques for Physical and Emotional Well-being Beset with chronic pain, I discovered the benefits of pranayama (breathwork) as a teen. Today, pain-free, I practice six different breathwork […]

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March 25, 2020
Virtual Sanghas Amid Shut-ins

Social distancing and quarantines are no fun. Fortunately, virtual sanghas are forming to keep us sane. For example, the other day, Gov. Cuomo mentioned an extremely heartfelt talk he had, […]

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January 31, 2020
World Bhakti Festival: DFW Embraces Strong Yoga Branch

Bhakti is big for me. Devotion often expressed through group chanting, or kirtan, is my favorite of the yoga branches. So, my heart’s humming, knowing World Bhakti Festival is coming […]

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June 15, 2019
An American Swami: And My Journey to His Home

There may be a thousand people crammed in a large temple hall. If this were the U.S., it would likely be against the fire code. But we are in Mumbai, […]

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June 1, 2019
Surrounded by Ganesha in Varanasi

Saving the best for last on my spiritual tour of Northern India was Varanasi. AKA Kashi (city of light) and Benares. Hindus flock here for spiritual cleansing. Plus, this part […]

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April 28, 2019
Men in Orange Part 8: ISKCON Prison Ministry

Candramauli Swami is one of the Men in Orange who sat with us at our wall-free classrooms in India. He has been wearing his orange robe for five decades. However, […]

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April 22, 2019
Men in Orange Part 7. Radhanath Swami Speaks about Vrindavan

  One of the many reasons why I chose to travel to India, earlier this year, was to visit the holiest of places. Vrindavan was top of the list, and […]

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April 13, 2019
Travels with Men in Orange Part 6. Vrindavan & Govardhan

Part Six of Journeys with Men in Orange is the last that features two monks. My group was fortunate. We literally traveled with two men in orange for much of […]

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October 10, 2018
Heart Rate Variability: Chant From the Heart, For the Heart

Bhakti Fest is considered the ultimate playground for yogis. In particular, for bhaktas (devotional yogis). While Bhakti Fest 2018’s Joshua Tree desert playground may span 385 acres, this year I […]

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October 5, 2018
Bhagavan Das: From High Desert to Dallas -- on the 33rd parallel

No Ordinary Senior Citizen He left the United States in 1968. At the age of 18, he headed east. To India. Tibet. Nepal. With no money. He adhered to the […]

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August 20, 2018
Bhakti Fest: 10 Years of Woodstock for Spirituality

The Birth of Bhakti Fest: Spirituality at Woodstock It was 1969. There were 500,000 gathered in Woodstock as Sri Swami Satchidananda gave opening remarks and prayers. “America is helping everybody […]

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April 18, 2018
Kundalini: Yoga for a Meditative, Neutral, Intuitive Mind

The meditative mind is the neutral mind that runs your destiny. —Kundalini Master Yogi Bhajan Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, Ph.D., rubs elbows with geniuses like Yakir Aharonov. He’s a psychotherapist, and […]

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