In the Upanishads, an ancient Vedic text, the story is told of a teacher and his student. The teacher hands a tree seed to
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness
If one understood the movements of the Moon and the seasons change with it, it becomes extremely simple to understand the
I have become more social, less conscious. Seeing others succeed genuinely makes me happy. That doesn't mean I'm not ambitious
Despite Invaders, the Backbone Remains Unbroken Despite the 800 odd years rule by foreign invaders, the culture that has
The philosophy of ancient India is quite diverse and complex in structure. So complex, in fact, that many, Indians included, give up on making sense of this kaleidoscope. This article is a humble attempt to present a streamlined simplification of this complicated set of ideas and concepts.
Today's polished yoga centers and Bikram studios are only the latest incarnation of a tradition that has adapted to fit changing cultures for thousands of years. Nations have risen and fallen. Religions have come and gone. The apple of ideas has passed from Eve to Newton to Jobs. But yoga, in some form or another, has remained.
The scriptures in Hinduism are a multifarious collection representing the mundane and the esoteric, the everyday and the mystical.
Personally, I found myself doing around 6 hours of yoga classes per day for 4 consecutive days, fueled only by kitchari (rice
May there be peace in the higher regions; May there be peace in the firmament; May there be peace on earth. May the waters
The Vedic cosmology of ancient India is incredibly rich and has many points of tangency with modern cosmology, which may help in the construction of that common ground between science and religion that CERN is looking for.
Although the Indian health care system is often criticized (and is certainly an overburdened system), some Indian institutions
"We all need a means to help us access an inner intelligence that is clear and calm and from which we can relate to and function in this world where there is so much confusion and agitation."
If you have a "green thumb", if your fingernails are constantly caked in dirt (like Terry's), or if you simply desire to make our ecological footprint more sane, then Terry is a fountain of knowledge to take advantage of.
Vasant Panchami is celebrated every year on the 5th day or 'Panchami' of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Magha. "Vasant" heralds the beginning of spring.
Carsten Höller's exhibit on Soma 2010 Carsten Höller, Soma at the Nationalgalerie, Hamburger Bahnhof Until 6 February 2011