It seems that people are concerned more about world peace than ever before. At least that’s what I gather from the snippets of news reports that reach my ears. I even hear murmurs about the imminence of World War III. However, today’s political unrest and social strife are not unique. I know this because I’ve…Read More
When I was a young girl, a new world was emerging for women. Women had already won the right to vote years earlier. Society was beginning to accept women in roles traditionally held by men. They could become doctors, lawyers, and astronauts. As a woman-to-be, I was encouraged to think and dream big. I was…Read More
Please welcome Modesto Briseno with a guest post on achieving peace and happiness through meditation. Greetings. My name is Modesto Briseno. I look forward to each article that Svāmi Chityānanda gives us. We are longtime students of our beloved Guru, Svāmi Gurupremānanda. I thank Svāmi Chityānanda for allowing me to share some of my thoughts…Read More
Convinced of its benefits, meditators are always on the lookout for ways to improve and increase their meditation practice. It’s okay to be a glutton for goodness. When we’re happy and peaceful within, those qualities rub off on others. Our personal meditation practice is a subtle—but powerful—way to make the world a better place. Most…Read More
Whether you’re new to meditation or have been practicing for years, it’s almost certain that you’ll need to get back on track someday. There could be many reasons for this. Sometimes life gets in the way of even our most treasured activities. It’s difficult to continue a normal routine when we travel. Life-changing events happen,…Read More
We’re all familiar with the old saying, “The grass is always greener on the other side.” Of course, it has nothing to do with the color of our lawns. Since the beginning of time, we’ve been looking for something better. It’s human nature to be fascinated by stories like Ponce de León and his search…Read More
The term meditation has become common in the West, but when you’re new to the concept it can be bewildering. Let’s start with a brief explanation and a simple instruction for meditation practice. The sooner you get started, the sooner you will experience the many benefits of meditation.