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The Dance of the Void: Kundalini Awakening as the Union of Shiva and Shakti

Kundalini Awakening as the Union of Shiva and Shakti Of all the energies we might encounter through the practice of...

Choosing Peace: The Path From Conflict to Love

Choosing Peace: The Path From Conflict to Love By Tasha Friedman Let’s begin with a bold statement: all people can...

Celebrating Swami Lakshmanjoo, the Great Teacher of Kashmir Shaivism

Happy Birthday to Swami Lakshmanjoo, the Great Teacher of Kashmir Shaivism By Tasha Friedman Happy birthday to Swami Laksmanjoo—or Lal...

Celebrating Shankaracharya, the Father of Advaita Vedanta

Happy Birthday to Shankaracharya, the Father of Advaita Vedanta By Tasha Friedman “I am Consciousness and Bliss without form. I...

The Fire of Truth: Kundalini and Kundalini Yoga

The Fire of Truth: Kundalini and Kundalini Yoga If you’ve spent much time in a yogic environment, you have undoubtedly...

Tonglen: Awakening the Heart’s Compassion

Tonglen: Awakening the Heart’s Compassion Ananda, the Buddha’s personal attendant, once asked, “Would it be true to say that the...

Ode to Solitude

“I am the Cat who walks by himself, and all places are alike to me.” –Rudyard Kipling, The Cat That...

Spiritual Fasting: Being near the Divine

Spiritual Fasting: Being near the Divine “There’s hidden sweetness in the stomach’s emptiness. We are lutes, no more, no less....

Freedom and Balance in Meditation

Freedom and Balance in Meditation   By Tasha Friedman There is a feeling that comes in meditation like letting go...

Celebrating Guanyin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion

Happy Birthday to Guanyin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion By Tasha Friedman Today is Guanyin’s birthday, or one of three birthdays...

Trust Is a Spiritual Attitude

Trust Is a Spiritual Attitude By Ava Irani As a woman, I find trust as a daily practice is the...

A Shared Solitude

A Shared Solitude: Reflections from a Silent Retreat By Mehdi Dumondel Our most recent silent meditation retreat will be concluding...