From Delusion to Ecstasy

Caught up in a spider’s web and fluttering its wings vigourously, I saw a butterfly in distress while walking down the green belt, near my home, one morning. The call of my winged friend, crying for help, rang loud on my ears. A few quick steps through the tall grass and weeds, crossing the boundaries of ‘self’, I reached out … Read More

Flowers Along My Path: Balancing a Spiritual Life Amidst Worldly Struggles

Early on, in my journey on the path, I nursed an idyllic imagination of life. It was like the Finding Happiness movie story, being just as what I saw of the people living in the Ananda Village. As beginner’s luck would have it, some early experiences drew me deeper into this dream. I imagined myself meditating for long hours, doing … Read More

Beauty Nature Trail

I Walk with Beauty

“I Walk with Beauty” is a timeless message that expresses the importance of living in harmony with nature, one’s neighbors, circumstances, and most of all, with oneself. It is to walk the pathway of life in a state of grace rather than in disharmony and spiritual “dis-ease”. Many years ago, I had the good fortune to meet Swami Satchitananda, a … Read More

Practices to Reinspire Your Spiritual Life

“Are three hours of meditation possible?” This was a thought running in my mind when we decided our routine in the monastery in Khandala. Three hours of group meditation supported by time for individual meditations! This, to me, didn’t sound difficult, but my concern was: “how can I keep my practices inspiring and regular?” To my amazement, however, it’s been … Read More