Category Archive: Teachings

What Is Meditation?

“Dhyanam nirvishayam manah”: That state of the mind wherein there are no Vishayas or sensual thoughts is meditation. “Tatra pratyayaikatanata dhyanam”: A continuous flow of perception or thought is Dhyana (meditation). There is continuous current in the mind of one object like the flow of water in a river (Pravaha). There is only one Vritti …

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The 5 Points & 4 Paths of Yoga


Based on the teachings of Swami Sivananda, Swami Vishnudevananda summarized yoga philosophy into 5 main principles, known in our tradition as the Five Points of Yoga which make the complex teachings of yoga easier to understand: Five Points of Yoga Proper Exercise (Asanas) – Yoga poses help develop a strong, healthy body by enhancing flexibility …

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Easter Symposium Presentation by Rick Hanson, PhD

APR 2012: RICK HANSON, PhD Easter & Passover Symposium and Celebration: Yoga & Sacred Healing Using the Mind to Change the Brain to Free the Mind Steadying the Mind No Self in the Brain Rick Hanson, PhD, is a neuropsychologist and the co-founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. He has practiced mediation …

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“Unity in Diversity” by Swami Swaroopananda

Download the PDF of this article written by Swami Swaroopananda published in Parabola Magazine, Feb 2012