The Venerable Metteyya, a Buddhist child of wisdom who grew up in the same village, Lumbini, Nepal, that the incarnate Buddha was born in, is only in his early twenties, but he recently gave a dharma talk well beyond his years.
In it, he compelled his audience to live like a tree. He talked of how we grow old without growing deep roots of wisdom, of understanding that death is imminent, even for the living, Read More
What is entropy? How do we use an understanding of present, past, and future to untangle probable outcomes for biological life, now? Ordered matter usually moves toward chaos – but the Universe always organizes itself. These are called isomorphic cycles. In yoga, they are called
yugas – or ages. Sri Yukteswar talked abut this often. He once said, “Forget the past. The vanished lives of all men Read More
Snapdragon films recently completed a moving story about how hard it is to learn to meditate, especially for a New Yorker, but how beneficial the practice is once its underway. The film is a very interesting documentation of the inner journey. The opening interviewee comments include. . .”Am I happy, right now today?” “I’ve been looking for a spiritual practice for a long time.” “ Read More
The sister science to yoga, ayurveda, offers many great techniques for keeping the systems of the body balanced. A specific set of herbs utilized in this more than 5000-year-old practice can help boost memory, reduce cognitive impairment, and even significantly help create feelings of well-being and lessened anxiety. There are literally hundreds you can use, but these are some of the top performers. Read More
Yoga can help anxiety greatly. Poses like Bhujangasana (cobra pose) and Shavasana (corpse pose) can help to calm an anxious mind, and meditation will also stop run-away thoughts and the endless mental laundry list that causes us to feel restless and anxious. According to Dr. Vasanth Lad, there are also several ayurvedic therapies for minimizing anxiety.
From utilizing a calming pressure point in the hand (where th Read More