Happy Guru Purnima!

A few days back as I sat with three friends for tea the discussion veered toward the recently-completed fifth season of the TV series Game of Thrones. Half an hour later we were still speculating about what may transpire in Season Six. Being the sole member of that group who has actually read the books

Thoughts on International Yoga Day

June 21, the summer solstice (in the Northern Hemisphere), was chosen to be this year’s International Yoga Day. In Sanskrit the word yoga literally means the “act of joining”, and since on that day the sun is at its most prominent position for the year, the summer solstice is a particularly appropriate choice of day

Please Remain Calm

May blog appearing before May end! Change is in the wind, particularly here in Stowe, Vermont, where I am co-teaching “Advanced Introduction to Basic Ayurveda” with Dr. Claudia Welch. Spring is busting out all over up here, the apples and crab apples in full bloom, the lilac buds preparing to open. On the first day

Worthwhile Links: March 2015

This week I’ll be teaching virtually at the Living Yoga Conference on the 25th, and you can watch live for free or join the whole conference and receive additional content and access the videos at any time. You can get $10 off a pass with this code: LYC1365 https://www.yogainternational.com/brochure/living-yoga-conference I’ll also be teaching in person

Worthwhile Links: February 2015

For those of you who are interested in hearing me teach from the comfort of your home, consider signing up for the Living Yoga Conference taking place online beginning April 24. You’ll get a $10 discount for using the code LYC1365: https://yogainternational.com/ecourse/living-yoga-conference I have also recently joined the 21st century by inaugurating a Facebook page

Remembering Guru Maharaj

In honor of the new year, obeisance to a revered elder: Jatala Sadhu Sri Rama Viswambharadas. I met Jatala Sadhu in early 1982, introduced to him by his disciple Vimalananda (Jatala Sadhu appears in the Aghora books as “Junior Guru Maharaj”). Thereafter I visited him at his ashram at Simhachalam (near Vishakhapatnam) once (occasionally twice)

Worthwhile Links: December 2014

While in Sri Lanka I finally watched the excellent Twenty Feet From Stardom on DVD on a giant screen, and once back in Houston (and after watching multiple movies on the flights there, including particularly The Book of Life) I went to local cinemas to take in Big Hero 6, Mockingjay, Princess Kaguya, Unbroken, and

Worthwhile Links: November 2014

Where DOES the time go?? Suddenly here it is 2015 and I have yet to pay tribute to the remainder of 2014. Egad! I spent November in India, as busy as the proverbial Castor canadensis with the new stimuli that exposed themselves to me. Some of these: Mineral: http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/the-universe-is-scary http://erniebutton.com/?portfolio=vanishih and http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/25/science/art-in-a-whisky-glass http://www.physicsgirl.org/ for example,

Worthwhile Links: October 2014

Now it can be told: the gripping story of how May 15 – 29, 2015 will find Rose Baudin, Dr. Claudia Welch & me hard at work at Vermont’s beautiful Stoweflake resort. See you there! http://www.stoweflake.com/spa_center_for_growth.aspx Back to October, when I had plenty of time while at Sreedhari and vaidyagrama http://www.sreedhari.com/ http://www.vaidyagrama.com/ to relax, read,

Worthwhile Links: September 2014

Three noteworthy movies: Boyhood, Guardians of the Galaxy, Jodorowsky’s Dune, the last especially worthy of note as just a few hours after watching it pre-dawn on an airplane bound for Texas I was brunching a friend who volunteered the information (before I could tell her I had seen the flick) that she had met Jodorowsky