Return to India: The Legacy of an Ancient Lineage

Malav Ashram is a Holy Site in the heart of Gujarat where the famous saint, Swami Kripalvandandaji spent over twelve years in Sadhana. Before his Mahasamadhi, he asked his disciples to be buried in a specific field located in Malav due to the sacredness and serenity he experiencedmalavashram3 there. His wish was granted by his disciple, Kirit Patel, and a large and magnificent ...

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Quiet the Mind with Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra: A Guided Meditation led by Liam Gillen

The Process of Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is practiced in a comfortable lying down position. You are guided through a series of breathing exercises and simple instructions. Some of these include visual imagery or a scan of the body, which occupies the mind and prevents it from becoming involved in the usual mind-chatter that absorbs our ordinary consciousness. Within a short time, you become submerged in the alpha ...

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Choiceless Awareness: the Key to Non-reactive Presence

Knowing yourself is not the same as knowing about yourself. Whatever you know about yourself is a mental construct. Your entire past, your age, profession, acquired conditioned thoughts, feelings, self-image and karma body with all its content is not you.

You are the container, the “I AM.” You are the changeless, timeless soul that was present before you were born in the body you currently inhabit and will continue to be present after your body dies. Regardless of what is happening ...

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Balance the Chakras and You Balance Your Life

By Gurudev and Bill Eager

Chakra is a Sanskrit word which translates as “wheel”. Chakras are energetic power centers that both take in and distribute energy throughout the body. There are seven major chakras that correspond to the nerve plexus and endocrine glands in our physical body.

Chakras or nerve plexus in your body are perpetually affected by the way you interact with life’s situations, people and places on a physical, mental and emotional level. Thus, your chakras collect and absorb energy. ...

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Manifest vs. Unmanifest Reality

 You can’t enhance or diminish what is present; you can only acknowledge and embrace it. But ego-mind will fight with, run from or attempt to modify what is present. The mind, conditioned by social norms and personal likes and dislikes, lives in dualistic conflicts in service of the self–image.

Presence is undivided; choosing for or against is what gives birth to the ego-mind. Choice separates us from the source of Oneness. Once your ego chooses for it or against, then you ...

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Third Eye Meditation

Meditation. The very word invokes scenes of serenity and tranquility, beckoning us to a mystical place of awareness and all knowing. But how many of us actually reach that state during hours of sitting on our cushion?

For most, meditation is as elusive as any esoteric practice could be. In frustration, many practitioners may give it up in favor of Hatha Yoga or some other discipline in which they feel they are accomplishing something. Without question, meditation is difficult. In a ...

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