Ram Dass Biography Youth and education Richard Alpert was born to a Jewish family in Newton, Massachusetts. Wisdom Readings Awakin Readings Every week, we post a reading from various wisdom traditions, to provoke insights and deeper reflection. Each thought is also accompanied by an illustration and an audio recordings (and often translations in other languages). Explore and enjoy! Eckhart Tolle Eckhart Tolle (/ˈɛkɑrt ˈtɒlə/ EK-art TO-lə; German pronunciation: [ˈɛkaʁt ˈtɔlə], born Ulrich Leonard Tolle on February 16, 1948) is a German-born resident of Canada, best known as the author of The Power of Now and A New Earth. In 2011, he was listed by the Watkins Review as the most spiritually influential person in the world. In 2008, a New York Times writer called Tolle "the most popular spiritual author in the United States". Tolle has said that he was depressed for much of his life until he underwent, at age 29, an "inner transformation".
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (12 January 1918 – 5 February 2008) was born Mahesh Prasad Varma and obtained the honorific Maharishi (meaning "Great Seer") and Yogi as an adult. He developed the Transcendental Meditation technique and was the leader and guru of a worldwide organization that has been characterized in multiple ways including as a new religious movement and as non-religious. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi became a disciple and assistant of Swami Brahmananda Saraswati, the Shankaracharya (spiritual leader) of Jyotirmath in the Indian Himalayas. The Maharishi credits Brahmananda Saraswati with inspiring his teachings. In 1955, the Maharishi began to introduce his Transcendental Deep Meditation (later renamed Transcendental Meditation) to India and the world.
SOUL WARS - THE DOCUMENTS THAT END SPIRITUAL DECEPTION – THE OFFICIAL RESISTANCE by Sevan Bomar Jun 15, 2014 The Deceivers Exposed 'Life's Purpose' author Eckhart Tolle is serene, critics less so By Cathy Lynn Grossman, USA TODAY SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Are you weighted down by your past? Anxious about tomorrow? Stewing over how to face today? Stop.
Vedanta Vedanta (/vɪˈdɑːntə/; Hindustani pronunciation: [ʋeːd̪aːn̪t̪], Devanagari: वेदान्त, Vedānta) is one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy. The term literally translates to "the end of Veda" or "the conclusion of Veda," and originally referred to the Upanishads, a collection of foundational texts in Hinduism (considered the last appendix or final layer of the Vedic canon). By the 8th century, it came to mean all philosophical traditions concerned with interpreting the three basic texts of Hinduist philosophy, namely the Upanishads, the Brahma Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita, and was eventually recognized as distinct from the other five astika schools. Vedanta is the most prominent and philosophically advanced of the orthodox schools and the term Vedanta may also be used to refer to Indian philosophy more generall. There are at least ten schools of Vedanta, of which Advaita Vedanta, Vishishtadvaita, and Dvaita are the best known.
Steps To A More Zen Home: Earthing When it comes to improving your home environment there are lots of simple tricks you can implement in order to have the most blissful and relaxing one possible. In this article we are going to cover sound, smell, space (colours and light) as well as earthing techniques. Although nothing can ever be as beneficial and beautiful as being in nature, most of us are not spending enough time in nature at all, therefore, making our homes more Zen is the next best option. Sound
Eckhart Tolle: a fan site (Quotes, Excerpts, Biography, Photos) News: June 2008 - New Eckhart Tolle Book: Milton's Secret According to amazon.com, the book will be released on October 31, 2008. The full title is Milton's Secret: An Adventure of Discovery through Then, When, and The Power of Now. To see the book covers and read a bit more about the book, click here. March 2008 - Eckhart Tolle & Oprah Webcast Downloads I'm pretty sure that virtually everyone who is the least bit interested in the teachings of Eckhart Tolle would like to listen to the webcast made available for download at Oprah's website: Right now there are 3 formats available of the first webcast: Ipod Video, mp3 and m4a. You may also read an excerpt from the transcript of the first webcast.
Global Country of World Peace The Global Country of World Peace (GCWP) was declared by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi , the founder of Transcendental Meditation , on Vijayadashami (Victory Day), October 7, 2000. [ 1 ] He described it as "a country without borders for peace-loving people everywhere". [ 2 ] [ 3 ] GCWP is structured as a kingdom, with Tony Nader as its current Maharaja or Sovereign Ruler. [ 4 ] It became incorporated in the state of Iowa , USA on October 15, 2002 as a nonprofit organization with Bevan Morris as its president. [ 5 ] The corporation has its headquarters in Maharishi Vedic City , Iowa . [ 5 ] [ 6 ] It has, or is building, capitals in the Netherlands, Iowa, Kansas, West Virginia, Manhattan, and India. The GCWP made attempts to obtain sovereignty as a micronation during the years 2000 to 2002, offering sums in excess of $1 billion to small and impoverished countries in exchange for the sovereignty over part of their territory.
The Question of Being, by Adyashanti --by Adyashanti (Apr 21, 2014) Above the entrance to the Oracle at Delphi were written the words, “Know Thyself.” Jesus came along and added a sense of urgency and consequence to the ancient idea when he said, “If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” A Conversation with Eckhart Tolle & Deepak Chopra For the first time ever, Deepak Chopra and Eckhart Tolle come together to share their insight and wisdom, and discuss some of life's biggest questions with you. Recorded live in Carlsbad, CA, these two thought leaders explore the concepts of inspiration, happiness, life purpose, and more. Download $19.95 Watch it on your computer or device
Is the Universe Friendly?, by Albert Einstein I really valued ijourney's take on this Einstein piece - the first steer given in the seed questions for reflection, because this is the aspect of what Einstein is saying here that resonates with me the most: what we believe directs our behaviors, actions, creations. In my own work, I've grappled with the question 'What are my beliefs about human nature? After a long, challenging journey of about twenty years of conscious inquiry, I've landed with the belief that essentially says: the human spirit is intrinsically compassionate, collaborative and creative (I recently wrote about this: Our Direction is our Destination). Directed by this belief, I try to seek out and nourish the spirit in myself and in everyone around me. This belief is now a core component not just of my social change professional work, but of how I try to interact with people generally.