Music & Art

Music As Meditation

Music as Meditation “Where has My Love Gone – A Mystical Love Song” As a child, my mother encouraged us towards the arts. I played the flute, the oboe and took piano lessons for less than a year when I was just 7 years old. I never really learned how to read music, I mostly played by ear and I … Read More

Prayer and Devotion

Love: Human And Divine

Love: Human And Divine How many loved your moments of glad grace, And loved your beauty with love false or true, But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, And loved the sorrows of your changing face. – William Butler Yeats Americans often finish their phone calls with relatives by saying “Love you!” These two words, or three (“I … Read More

Spirituality in Daily Life

Three Things I Learned From Swamiji

Three Things I Learned from Swamiji Everything I know about Paramhansa Yogananda, is a result of knowing Swami Kriyananda. I realise my own reading and practice have helped me to know Master also, but Swamiji’s life, teaching and his discipleship have profoundly informed all aspects of my spiritual life. Out of the many, many important things I have learned from … Read More

Prayer and Devotion

Mother Of Us All

Mother Of Us All Our neighbor’s car door was badly scratched. The householder, a dentist, had sandpapered the damaged area on the driver-side door, but that had only served to highlight the need for the whole door to be repainted. The little boy I was at that time, normally inattentive to concerns about cars, couldn’t help but notice the big … Read More

Prayer and Devotion

Just Behind The Atmosphere

Just behind the atmosphere, just behind the sunshine, just behind the pulse of our cells, just behind the throb of our hearts, just behind our thoughts with which we pray, just behind our love, O Infinite, make us realize that Thou are the only thing we crave. Make us realize that Thou art not only in the farthest star, but … Read More


Swami’s Moksha Day

Swami’s Moksha Day – with Blessings from Turtle Pond The sacred ten-year Moksha Day anniversary commemorating Swami Kriyananda’s transition into the Light fell on April 21, less than a month ago. That day, I was given a special blessing, starring a member of the animal kingdom. It was a perfect springtime afternoon. Rich with spiritual symbolism, the scenario seemed like … Read More