Articles

Below you will find a selection of articles written by Dr. Svoboda on various facets of Indian thought, from Ayurveda to Devi worship to his relationship with his mentor the Aghori Vimalananda. Whether you are already a long-time student of these topics or these ideas are new to you, you might find some interesting reading here.

 

Ayurveda: An Alternative or Complementary Medicine

Dr. Svoboda looks at how Ayurveda works and whether or not it should function within the framework of Western medicine.


Ayurveda Under Cultivation

An article looking at the state of Ayurveda, from 2004.


Cultivating Prana

Looks at how we can become better stewards of our prana.


Dharma and Duty

A perspective on following our dharma.


Divine Fury: Recollections of a Renegade Guru

An ode to Dr. Svoboda’s mentor, the Aghori Vimalananda.


Family Vows

How making vows can aid one in receiving divine assistance.


Knowing the Elephant

A meditation on being with the unknown, and letting go of blind faith.


Jyotisha and Ayurveda

A look at how Jyotish supports Ayurveda and vice-versa.


Ritual Success

Looks thoroughly at how to conduct effective rituals to deepen our relationship with the Ultimate Reality.


Searching for Samarasa

On the cultivation of mental, emotional, and spiritual equanimity, a primary goal of the Indian spiritual path known as Tantra.


Speaking Truth: The Art of Sacred Speech

Our modern world relies heavily on verbal speech. This article looks at the other three types of speech according to the Tantras and how they can be cultivated.


When Kali Comes to Call

On building a relationship to Shakti and her manifestations, including the fierce goddess Kali.