Monthly Readings

October 27, 2016

“Transformation of Character and Consciousness” by Pravrajika Sevaprana

In our search for God we seek to spiritualize our lives through the transformation of character and our consciousness. We seek to transform our lives right […]
December 3, 2014

How Karma Yoga Has Affected My Life   Br. Vivek

So, today, I’m going to talk about three items in brief. The first will be the common things that I personally struggle with regarding work. The second is how the practice and philosophy of Karma Yoga helps me to relieve these struggles. Lastly, I will provide a biological example of Karma Yoga at work on a much smaller scale within the very cells of our physical bodies as this has been a source of inspiration for me -- finding parallels between the science of Vedanta and the mainstream physical sciences.
November 8, 2014

Kali: In Our Hearts and Minds   Led by David Nelson

David Nelson (Devadatta) is a longstanding devotee. He gave this retreat on October 25, 2014. Devadatta is an authority on Kali. He has masterfully retranslated the […]
April 1, 2014

The Power of Silence   Pravrajika Bhavaprana

“Silence is not an absence but a presence, not emptiness but repletion. Silence is something more than just a pause; it is the enchanted space in which things open up, and surfaces fall away, and we find ourselves in the midst of absolutes. In silence, we often say, we can hear ourselves think; but what is truer to say, is that we can hear ourselves not think, and so sink beneath our daily selves, into a place deeper than mere thought allows. Silence is a way of clearing space and staying time; of opening out, so that horizon itself expands, and the air is transparent as glass."
January 1, 2014

Karma: Riding the Wheel of Opportunity Jayanti Pamela Hoye

We are all subject to the workings of Karma. Action is the nature of a universe bound by time and space. Within the context of creation Karma refers to the cause and effect mechanism operating within Prakriti (or Nature). It is the force which keeps the wheel of manifestation turning. Should this wheel stop, all action ceasing, the universe would cease also....