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  • Life Sucks: A Tantrik View

    Friday, November 16th, 2007

    The second installment of the Living Tantra satsang opens with a question about the hards times in life from New Delhi, India.

    A reader in New Delhi asks: I am not able to find out as to why I am in a situation in which I am today. I took premature retirement and now my life is in turmoil due to joblessness. more…

  • Guru is Your Mirror

    Thursday, November 8th, 2007

    The relationship to Guru is the central practice of Tantra.

    Some people are already experiencing the naturally arising longing for Guru. They are moved to a state of greater openness by following this longing wherever it leads them. To recognize this longing and surrender to it is capacity in action.

    But when many Western students hear or read that Guru is the core practice of Tantra, eyes glaze over. Ears shut down. Skepticism sets in. more…

  • Love of the Ganga

    Friday, October 26th, 2007

    I fell in love with the Ganga (Ganges) last year while doing puja. Although I had bathed in the river at Varanasi, Rishikesh and at the confluence in Devaprayaga, my real love affair with the Ganga began one Sunday afternoon in Northern California. more…

  • Spiritual Business

    Sunday, September 16th, 2007

    Before you reincarnate, be sure to apply for a certificate of approval. Recently, China passed a new law that bans Lamas, or monks, from reincarnating without permission from the central Chinese government. more…

  • Ganesha is Shakti

    Saturday, September 15th, 2007

    Today is Lord Ganesha’s birthday. We can celebrate and seek Ganesha’s favor in his role as the Lord of Obstacles, remembering that he is both the activity of grace in removing obstacles and equally the grace to be discovered in our encounter with obstacles. more…

  • Why Being Human is Great

    Friday, September 7th, 2007

    Buddhist and Hindu sages agree: obtaining a human birth is “precious” and “rare.”

    “It’s best to be human,” we often hear from our teachers.

    What’s so great about being human? Doesn’t it suck most of the time? more…