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April 2, 2018
Bhakti and Self-Love Spiritual Practices

The topic of spiritual practices is by guest author, Pranada Comtois. Her book, Wise-Love: Bhakti and the Search for the Soul of Consciousness is newly published. The Magic of Bhakti’s Self […]

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July 20, 2017
Bhakti Tips on Chanting

Music is a part of my life. I play no instruments. I'm not a trained musician. But, music is in my heart, and in every cell of my body. That's […]

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June 3, 2017
International Day of Yoga 2017 -- Many Days, Not One

International Day of Yoga 2017 India A few years ago, India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi made an appeal at the United Nations. As a result, 177 United Nations member states […]

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April 30, 2017
Boost Your Bhakti at Shakti Fest

Yoga is Everywhere You can even buy your blocks and mat at any big box store. But the yoga that is so prevalent tends to be the physical component.  In fact, […]

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April 24, 2017
Sound Therapy in Joshua Tree: From Contact in the Desert to Shakti Fest

In a recent blog, I wrote about Dr. Dream. This is the sound therapy conductor who uses 333 Tibetan bowls. A big fan of sound therapy, I hope to experience the 333 bowl effect […]

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April 17, 2017
Sita's Fire: Trilogy Unveiled at Austin Performance

When Vrinda Sheth was 18 years old, an opportunity fell into her lap. Most would have run the other way. Or laughed it off. She toughened up to the challenge. […]

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March 14, 2017
Music and Mantra Healing -- Simrit Kaur Interview

Recently, I had to heal from a bad dog bite, and deep second-degree burn. My daily yoga practice was placed on hold for nearly two months, as I tapped into […]

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February 16, 2017
Jai! Bhakti House Band and Others Show Creativity -- on stage and off

Kirtan artists like Jai Uttal and Bhakti House Band exercise creativity as artists and businesspeople. The rockin’ ‘70s. Those were the days when labels produced vinyl. I worked for a […]

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January 30, 2017
Bhakti Yoga and The Power of Sound

Music or chanting is integral to all cultures. In traditional societies, chanting (like in Bhakti Yoga) is often a part of a healing ceremony. Yet, in today’s world, too few […]

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December 31, 2016
Radhanath Swami: The Journey Within, Part 2*

For a kid from the Chicago suburbs, Radhanath Swami followed a non-traditional life as part of his journey within (read a previous post). Today, as a spiritual leader, he is […]

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December 25, 2016
Radhanath Swami: The Journey Within, Part 1*

“When you expect things, you are never happy,” says Radhanath Swami, author of The Journey Within. Yoga teaches us to live in the present. Don’t worry about the future, or […]

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October 28, 2016
Kids Yoga: Beyond the Sounds of Silence

I feel nice, like sugar and spice. Stomping your feet, clapping your hands, shaking a maraca, buzzing like a bee, and singing. Yep. Those can all be part of yoga, […]

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