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99 Lessons Reluctantly Learned from a Guru Master

Karen Brody | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

Finally, I made it to the ashram. Ever since reading Eat, Pray, Love and being jealous of Elizabeth Gilbert's journey, I dreamed of jumping out of my life for a while and hanging out in India with super spiritual people and a guru who would fill me up with tranquility.

Unclogging the Path to True Happiness

Caryn Chow | Posted 12.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Caryn Chow

Awareness can come at any time, at any price, but for an expedited path to true happiness, my money's on meditation.

Take the Bus... Not the Jet to Spiritual Enlightenment

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Larry Schwimmer

This is an excellent period in your life to practice meditation, attend personal growth workshops or partake in a whole variety of spiritual experiences.

The 10 Commandments for Visiting a New Age Retreat: Part Two

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 10.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

While most people who spend time in these places are extremely dedicated and sincere, there still remains a goodly number who, in their attempt to have "an experience," miss the point completely.

The 10 Commandments for Visiting a New Age Retreat: Part One

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

While most people who spend time in these places are extremely dedicated and sincere, there still remains a goodly number who, in their attempt to have "an experience," miss the point completely.

Navigating the Spiritual Jungle

Mariana Caplan, Ph.D. | Posted 08.29.2012 | New York
Mariana Caplan, Ph.D.

Every human being has psychological blindspots, and to expect spiritual teachers not to have them, even if they are claiming enlightenment, is a set up for deep disillusionment down the road

The Ashram, California

Danna Harman | Posted 06.24.2011 | Home
Danna Harman

Type "The Ashram" into Google, and the first thing that pops up is a website featuring a little cartoon of a chubby angel inviting you to come get healthy -- and skinny -- in Malibu.

Back From Boot Camp: How Brutal Can a Spa Be?

Melissa Biggs Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Melissa Biggs Bradley

What had I signed up for? No BlackBerry service, no opting out of activities or opting in for extra food. Some aimed to lose weight; others to gain peace of mind or clarity of purpose.

The Ashram And The Madrassa: A Tale Of Two Indian Schools

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Valerie Tarico

What will be the ideas and passions that drive the next generation? Both the ashram and the madrassa are planting seeds for the future. Which, I wonder, will fall on fertile ground? And during times of drought, which get watered?

Sex Tape Swami Announces Retirement (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Paramhamsa Nityananda, the popular Indian Swami who faced protests after a local television played a video that appeared to show him in bed with two w...

Swami 'Sex Tape' Rocks India (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Nine people have been arrested after ransacking the headquarters of one of India's most famous Hindu holy men, Paramhamsa Nityananda, after a local te...

Ahmedabad Bombings and Gandhi (viii)

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Karin Badt

But I did not fly to Rajasthan. Perhaps because of the recent bombings, I noticed it was a third of the price to fly to the neighboring state, to t...