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The Third Eye Meditation

Breathe deeply. Inhale, slowly filling your abdomen up to your collarbone and exhale until the last breath is out. Relax.

Close your eyes. Place your attention on the area between your eyebrows. After a short time, a point of light will present itself in the center of your inner field of vision. Keep your focus there. For some people, it will be beneficial to raise their eyeballs as if they were looking up at about a 25-degree angle. For…


Added by Josephine on December 11, 2007 at 12:55pm — No Comments

The Dalai Lama's Meditation

Sit quietly, calmly with eyes closed, as relaxed yet aware as you can be.

Visualize yourself on the left side of your minds eye as you would appear to yourself and others in a moment of impatience. Really see this inner vision. Watch your face, observe your body language. What does your impatient self look like?

On the right side of your minds eye, see yourself when you are very patient. What do you look like when you have a lifetime…


Added by Josephine on November 15, 2007 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Meditate on Reality

Find a comfortable space and position. Begin breathing deeply through your nose. Slowly draw out each breath, gently allowing the air to fill your body and then escape.

Close your eyes.

Listen to the sounds around you, whatever they may be. Listen to barking dogs, passing traffic, people talking. Listen to the sounds going on inside your body. Listen to your stomach's grumbling, your heart's pumping beat, the blood running into each…


Added by Josephine on October 30, 2007 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Nine Stages of Training the Mind

Nine Stages of Training the Mind


Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche presents a map of the meditative process. From a wild and busy mind to the perfection of equanimity, he lays out the nine stages of training the… Continue

Added by Bijay Raut on October 30, 2007 at 12:02pm — 1 Comment

When Faced with a Big Decision, Don't Think

When faced with a really big decision, some people make lists of pros and cons, while others talk it out with their best friend, but a new study suggests that listening to your unconscious mind may be a better way to arrive at a conclusion.

The research, performed at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, found that our conscious mind can only consider a small amount of…


Added by Josephine on October 10, 2007 at 1:37pm — 1 Comment


Hi, have you heard about the crisis in Burma?

Burma is ruled by one of the worst military dictatorships in the world. Last month Buddhist monks and nuns began marching and chanting prayers to call for democracy. The protests spread and hundreds of thousands of Burmese people joined in -- but they've been brutally attacked by the military regime.

I just signed a petition calling on Burma's powerful ally China and the UN security council to step in and pressure Burma's rulers to…


Added by Poetyca on October 6, 2007 at 6:39am — No Comments

my experience in the Ananda Institute after a month

"Divine Wisdom", as Swami Kriyananda explains in his book Affirmations for Self-Healing, "is omniscience itself. In such wisdom there is no shadow of sorrow, only Bliss Absolute, Bliss Infinite, Bliss Eternal!" And this is exactly what I have come to realize during the first weeks at the Institute. Wisdom isn't about the amount of knowledge we think we posses, it is about what we choose to do with that knowledge, how we use it, that is important! "True human wisdom means recognizing at last the… Continue

Added by Eef on September 30, 2007 at 3:50pm — 1 Comment

Saudi women challenge driving ban

As a woman I started driving at age 15 as most American women do. I grew up on a farm in Tennessee where

women were dominated by their husbands. However this level of domination is completely unimaginable, and I hope the Saudi women can win their independence.

Speaking of independence,let's look at some of the other things we need to gain independence from, like old habits. What habit do you have that you would like to… Continue

Added by Annie Lawrence on September 19, 2007 at 8:35pm — No Comments

Butterfly - A Poem of Hope


Like the metamorphosis of the caterpillar,

Into a beautiful butterfly,

Let our past desire, karmas and sanskaras,

Be transormed into an ever new light,

Let bygones be bygones,

For the rebirth of spring,

Has flourished into a new joy.

-Bijay Raut…


Added by Bijay Raut on September 17, 2007 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Where the Mind is Without Fear and the Head is Held High - Tagore

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;

Where knowledge is free;

Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow…


Added by Bijay Raut on September 6, 2007 at 5:09pm — No Comments

What is Your Ayurvedic Mind-Body Type? Find out.

According to Ayurveda, each of us inherits a unique mix of three mind/body principles which creates our specific mental and physical characteristics. These three principles are called doshas. Most of us have one or two doshas which are most lively in our nature, with the remaining one(s) less significant.

Not sure about your dosha type? Take the interactive …


Added by Bijay Raut on September 6, 2007 at 10:18am — No Comments

The Elements Mediation

Since the days of cave man and cave woman, people have been meditating on the elements. Each element can be focused on individually or all can be understood together, but the emphasis is the same: we are composed of and interactive with elements every moment. This realization is true self-discovery. The meditation techniques themselves are very elemental:

  • See yourself as…

Added by Josephine on August 29, 2007 at 4:45pm — 1 Comment

Awakening to the power of Words

The Secret, The Power of Now, Law of Attraction are all popular and a lot of us have read these books. Many in main stream society have the working knowledge but are lacking in skills for living the secret and the law of attraction. I live in Sedona, Arizona and I am sure if you did a poll here 99 % of the people have read The Secret, Law of Attraction, Power of Now, and all the popular books, cd's and watched the videos. Yet, there is a 'word virus" that runs rampant here. It is "No Problem"… Continue

Added by Annie Lawrence on August 20, 2007 at 5:23am — No Comments

Why Meditate?

Why Should I Meditate?

By Swami J (www.SwamiJ.com)

Meditation gives you something that nothing else can:

It introduces you to yourself on all levels.…


Added by Bijay Raut on August 4, 2007 at 6:06pm — No Comments

River Float Meditation


River Float Meditation

Sit comfortably and close your eyes. Breathe slowly and deeply.

See your heart drumming its eternal beat.

Visualize yourself in a boat,…


Added by Josephine on August 3, 2007 at 5:31pm — No Comments

The Power of Now (Book) - by Eckhart Tolle

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment


Ekhart Tolle's message is simple: living in the now is the truest path to happiness and enlightenment. And while this message may not seem stunningly original or fresh, Tolle's clear writing, supportive voice, and enthusiasm make this an excellent manual for anyone who's…


Added by Bijay Raut on July 21, 2007 at 5:15pm — No Comments


We often wonder what to do about negativity or certain troubling emotions. In the spaciousness of meditation, you can view your thoughts and emotions with a totally unbiased attitude. When your attitude changes, then the whole atmosphere of your mind changes, even the very nature of your thoughts and emotions. When…


Added by Poetyca on July 2, 2007 at 5:07am — 1 Comment

God begins when Religion ends

God is not a Being outside of you, judging you, governing the world and appropriating energies to different people/things as God sees fit.

God is you and you are God. Everything that we ARE is God.

Individually, each being is but only an expression of the single Unity that makes up our existence.

Religion has been necessary in the past, as the Divine plan has arranged, but is crumbling into the waters of Old World thought. It has served many well but it is of no use… Continue

Added by Next Dimensions on June 29, 2007 at 8:38am — 1 Comment

Gasho Gasho nasce come ali sul cuorepiccola perla che s'inchina oltre tutte le forme ed il silenzio:tepore antico che si donaalla carezza d'un sorriso Fiore di loto nella tiepida fragranzaperchè si…


Gasho nasce come ali sul cuore

piccola perla che s'inchina

oltre tutte le forme ed il silenzio:

tepore antico che si dona

alla carezza d'un sorriso

Fiore di loto nella tiepida fragranza

perchè si è aperto lo scrigno

che ad occhi socchiusi appare vuoto

e in un tocco leggero sprigiona aromi

senza più tempo e logore domande

22.06.2007 Poetyca


Gasho is born as…


Added by Poetyca on June 22, 2007 at 2:42pm — No Comments

The Colorful World of Emotions

Color plays an important role in most of our lives - we dress in colors we feel comfortable in and decorate our homes in colors that we like. But our reactions to and preference of certain colors may not be arbitrary and meaningless. Some believe colors can affect our moods, our health, and our inclination to act a certain way.

The use of color to influence moods and thoughts is called color therapy or chromotherapy and was popularized in the…


Added by Josephine on June 7, 2007 at 9:46am — 2 Comments

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