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November 1, 2013

The Art of Listening: Part 1 Pravrajika Virajaprana

In the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, there is a conversation between the great sage Yajnavalkya and his wife Maitreyi in which he said to her: “The Self, my dear Maitreyi, should verily be realized. How? “It should be heard of, reflected on and meditated upon. By the realization of the Self alone, my dear, through hearing, reflection, and meditation, all this is known.”
June 1, 2013

Global Ecology and Vedanta: Part 2

By Pravrajika Vrajaprana This paper was delivered at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture during March 2013.  Pravrajika Vrajaprana is a nun in the Santa Barbara […]
May 1, 2013

Global Ecology and Vedanta: Part 1

By Pravrajika Vrajaprana This paper was delivered at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture during March 2013.  Pravrajika Vrajaprana is a nun in the Santa Barbara […]
March 11, 2013

New DVD: A Celebration of Swami Swahananda’s Life

In celebration of Swami Swahananda’s life, we are offering a DVD set of his Funeral Service, Hollywood Memorial Service, and Santa Barbara Memorial Service. The double-disk […]
February 1, 2013

Symbols in Hindu Spirituality

A symbol represents or recalls a thing by possession of analogous qualities or by association in fact or thought. The original Greek word symbolon means a sign by which one knows or infers a thing. Symbols express the invisible by means of visible or sensory representations—the immaterial via the material.