“The widest possibilities for spiritual growth lie in the give-and-take of everyday relationships.”
The Timeless Wisdom of Eknath Easwaran
A new story on our Young Adult blog "One of the best pieces of advice I've received from the writings of Sri Easwaran is that progress should be measured not by startling interior visions but by the ability to be peaceful, loving, and tolerant," writes a young meditator in the latest http://yameditation.o . . . more
Love for All: An excerpt from Easwaran's new book Essence of the Dhammapada: The Buddha's Call to Nirvana "When we attain nirvana, we discover simultaneously that we and the universe are one. . . . more
A Practice for Today: Learning to Meditate "When distractions come during your meditation, do not resist them, but give more attention to the words of the passage. . . . more
Easwaran on Thomas a Kempis' The Imitation of Christ: Talk 26 This is the 26th in a long series of talks Eknath Easwaran gave on The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis. . . . more
Tomales, CA, Introductory Meditation Retreat, May 17-19 There's still time to register for our introductory weekend retreat in our retreat house in Tomales (CA). . . . more
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
– Henry David Thoreau
Everyone will agree that someday the body must grow old, weaken, and drop away, but not many will face the fact that it will happen to them. If we really believe we will die, we will do something about it.
If we live each day as if it were our last, we will be preparing for death. The man or woman who repeats the mantram regularly is actually preparing for death. The person who has become established in the mantram, who has made it an integral part of his or her consciousness, is prepared for death at all times.
When we realize fully that we are not this changing body but the changeless Self who dwells in the body, we conquer death here and now.
Upcoming introductory programs in Tomales, CA, and around the US (no experience necessary):
1/1/2013 to 1/20/2013
Jan. 19, Petaluma, CA (one-day retreat)1/1/2013 to 1/27/2013 Jan. 26, San Francisco, CA (free one-hour presentation)1/1/2013 to 2/3/2013 Feb. 2, Dallas, TX (one-day retreat)1/1/2013 to 2/10/2013 Feb. 9, Los Angeles (Encino), CA (one-day retreat)1/1/2013 to 2/16/2013 Feb. 15–17, Tomales, CA (young adult weekend retreat)1/20/2013 to 3/9/2013 March 8–10, Tomales, CA (weekend retreat)1/27/2013 to 4/14/2013 April 13, Oregon (Mt. Angel) (one-day retreat)2/3/2013 to 5/18/2013 May 17–19, Tomales, CA (weekend retreat)2/10/2013 to 6/23/2013 June 22, New York (Ossining) (one-day retreat)2/16/2013 to 8/4/2013 Aug. 3, Colorado (one-day retreat)3/9/2013 to 8/17/2013 Aug. 16–18, Tomales, CA (weekend retreat)4/14/2013 to 9/8/2013 Sept. 7, San Diego (one-day retreat)5/18/2013 to 9/29/2013 Sept. 28, Chicago (one-day retreat)6/23/2013 to 11/9/2013 Nov. 8–10, Tomales, CA (young adult weekend retreat)8/4/2013 to 11/16/2013 Nov. 15–17, Tomales, CA (weekend retreat)
Free online course: Learn to Meditate on a Passage
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VIDEO Eknath Easwaran on “Meditation & the New Physics”