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Transcendental Meditation: More Than a Stress Buster

Ann Purcell | Posted 02.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ann Purcell

Reduction of stress is an important step in normalizing the physiology so that it can function in an integrated and healthy manner, but "busting" stress is, after all, a side benefit of TM. Let's enjoy the natural outcome of this technique -- growing in unity consciousness -- enlightenment.

Heaven -- Now or Later?

Ann Purcell | Posted 12.23.2015 | Religion
Ann Purcell

Christians believe that if you have accepted Christ as your savior and have led a good life, you will go to heaven when you die. Hindus believe in reincarnation -- you must keep coming back to this world until you have achieved the state of enlightenment -- nirvana -- heaven within.

Within You Without You: George Harrison and a Popular Dialogue among Civilizations

Hirad Abtahi | Posted 11.04.2015 | Arts
Hirad Abtahi

Mid-late 1960s: West goes East. While it was John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Canada that initiated Rock n' Roll Diplomacy, George Harrison was the first to apply that concept to music.

Veda MeLA Comes to Benares West

Philip Goldberg | Posted 10.28.2015 | Los Angeles
Philip Goldberg

It all makes sense, when you think about it. L.A. has always been a cauldron of creativity and global communication. If the city can beam movies, music and TV shows around the world, why not the wisdom of the Vedic seers?

Are You Living Only Three of the Seven States of Consciousness?

Ann Purcell | Posted 10.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ann Purcell

We live our 24/7 daily cycles of life by going through the waking, dreaming, and sleeping states of consciousness--unless one has perpetual insomnia!

96-Year-Old Tao Porchon-Lynch Is 'On Fire' on America's Got Talent

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 06.11.2016 | Fifty
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Dancing to Pitbull's "Fireball," 96-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch and ballroom dance teacher Vard Margaryan wowed the "America's Got Talent" judges and audience on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

Meditation Myth Number 3: 'I Need a Mantra'

Dean Sluyter | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Dean Sluyter

Mantras are one such vehicle -- but only one. They're soothing sounds that are psycho-acoustically suited to this settling process.

January 12: A Double Guru Birthday Fest

Philip Goldberg | Posted 03.11.2015 | Taste
Philip Goldberg

By coincidence -- or astrological design, take your pick -- another vital figure in that East-West transmission was also born on that date, and he too deserves to be celebrated.

How Meditation Saved Sarah McLean

Trish Kinney | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Trish Kinney

In person, Sarah McLean literally shines. It is part elegant and statuesque good looks, with her blonde hair and golden complexion. But it is the ki...

India's True Prosperity

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrew Z. Cohen

Underneath modern India's booming economy and ever-more-commercialized spirituality, the mystery of consciousness, of Brahman, still exists. India is still a magical place.

Beatles in India: The Retreat That Reverberates Across the Universe

Philip Goldberg | Posted 04.18.2013 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

Why would four young, bright, fun-loving youngsters, wealthy beyond imagining, able to go anywhere and do anything, spend large chunks of time each day with their eyes closed? What is this meditation thing?

Celebrating Swami Vivekananda's 150th

Philip Goldberg | Posted 03.14.2013 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

Against all odds, the swami became an instant sensation, not as some carnival attraction but as a fresh, erudite voice that spoke with authority, in impeccable English, about his own tradition, religious harmony and the universal truths at the unseen depths of all religions.

Celebrating Ravi Shankar's Spiritual Legacy

Philip Goldberg | Posted 02.16.2013 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

The powerful mix of music, friendship, collaboration, and spiritual transformation constitutes a unique legacy. In celebrating the remarkable life of Pandit Ravi Shankar, it should be appreciated as much as his astonishing virtuosity.

A Big Day in the Life: When Sgt. Pepper Blew Our Minds

Philip Goldberg | Posted 07.30.2012 | Home
Philip Goldberg

June 1st marks the 45th anniversary of a decisive Baby Boomer moment: the release of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The album was, in the vernacular of the time, a mind-blowing, far out, groovy forty-minute trip. But that's not all.

David Lynch Discusses Transcendental Meditation During D.C. Summit

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- David Lynch is known for making dark films, dark music and dark coffee. For the duration of these endeavors, he's also been practici...

Universal Soldiers: Conversations With Donovan and Tommy Roe

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.05.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"The Beatles and I went to India for ourselves at first because fame had become extraordinarily overwhelming. We turned to ourselves in a way by going to the ashram, learning about ourselves, de-stressing our incredible nervous systems that had been shocked by enormous fame."

The Yogi Of The Autobiography: A Tribute To Yogananda

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.07.2012 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

An iconic memoir would be legacy enough for any spiritual leader, but Yogananda's contribution far exceeded that book. He was rightly called by the Los Angeles Times "the 20th century's first superstar guru."

How Hippie Meditation Helps Us All

Leslie Hendry | Posted 02.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Hendry

David Lynch, the film director, is a long-time meditator and speaks about transcendental meditation (TM) with veracity and authenticity. His message is clear: TM practice reduces negativity. Who doesn't want that?

Can Meditation Create Social Change?

Jeanne Ball | Posted 01.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Ball

Everybody needs to dissolve stress, and research shows that effective meditation is the most powerful stress buster there is.

David Lynch and Transcendental Meditation: David Wants to Fly

Karin Badt | Posted 06.06.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The delight of this documentary lies in its lightness, however it is too cynically lightweight about the benefits of meditation, as well as about the integrity of David Lynch's vision.

How Transcendental Meditation Can Help Veterans

Jerry Chautin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Chautin

Transcendental meditation addresses not just the mental issues of P.T.S.D., but also the physical problems that accompany stress disorders, including hypertension and heart disease.

Three Gurus Who Changed the Face of Spirituality in the West

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

In researching the 200-year transmission of India's spiritual teachings to the West, I found that three gurus stood out for their immense impact on public awareness, and as it happens they all have birthdays around now.

Julia the Hindu, and the Pray in Eat Pray Love

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

The powerful forces of celebrity and popular culture have thrust India's Vedic heritage into the spotlight. All the media attention inspires some to cynicism and others to a genuine spiritual enquiry.

Do Yourself a Favor ~ Meditate!

Jimmy Demers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jimmy Demers

It's funny how often we put off the very things that would not only enhance our lives, but make them easier and even more meaningful. I tend to be som...

Yoga: Reaffirming the Transformational Practice's Hindu Roots

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

I look forward to the day when people like me can use the term Hinduism without fear of being misconstrued. In the meantime, it is incumbent upon yoga proponents to give credit where it is due and acknowledge yoga's Hindu origins.