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Travelogue: Trip to Mount Kailas in Tibet, 2000
Tuesday, June 6, Katmandu We were to be downstairs in the hotel by 6:45am for tea with luggage ready for the airport. Anticipation was high and many people were downstairs an hour before that. Which meant…the shower was free!! Lucy presented us with white shawls and...
Travelogue Part 2
Sunday, June 11 I was exhausted after Satsang last night, but when I laid down, figures were racing around in my head. I couldn’t breathe. I sat up to breathe easier and then felt light-headed. Then I felt cold. I kept trying to force the air out to get a better...
Travelogue Part 3
Friday, June 16 Tempe got back at midnight and hadn’t been able to secure yaks because of all the people in town for the Pole Raising Festival. We got a rest day! Mount Kailas was elusive all day. We hurried through breakfast to go see the pole raised at 10:00am, but...
Travelogue Part 4
Monday, June 19, 2000 We need to return the yaks today. We walked just shy of Darchen. Surprisingly few sore muscles among the group. No view of Kailas as we walk east of it. Rocks are much more varied here than over the high pass. With head down out of the sun, I...
“Forbearance is a mysterious mixture of mercy, sympathy, pity, compassion, patience, endurance, forgiveness and strong will. He who practices forbearance bears patiently, prayerfully and with self-control and thus develops strong will.” —Swami Sivananda Forbearance—or...
How Hatha Yoga Heals through the Three Gunas
For healing of the whole being – body, mind and spirit, the energy must be flowing, and the mind calm so that True Spirit that is the intelligence governing the body and mind be revealed.
The Mind Can be Either Your Best Friend or Worst Enemy
You are the observer of the mind. You are the witness of the mind. The mind is not you. It is your instrument. It is your tool.
Finding Balance through Yoga Tools and Practices
The practice of Yoga aims to achieve inner balance. . It is the balance between the hot and cold, active and passive, male and female, yin and yang. We need to learn to regulate our energy and understand that all of our problems are coming from…
Tuning your Mind to Inspiring Thoughts
You have to know the nature of thoughts, the nature of your mind in order for you to learn how to think.
20 Inspirations for Lasting Happiness
When the mind is more focused, you are happier. When the mind is one-pointed, it doesn’t swing so much. If it doesn’t have many waves, then you are happy.