“This is the bridge to immortality.… May you be successful in crossing over to the farther shore beyond darkness” (Mundaka Upanishad 2.2.5-6).
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Articles on Soham Yoga
- Soham Yoga: Its Theory and Practice — A brief summary of what Soham Yoga is and how to practice it.
- Soham Yoga: The Yoga of the Self — An in-depth book on the rationale of Soham Yoga meditation, its practice, points for successful meditation, and much more.
- Also available in print and ebook formats at Amazon and other online sources.
A Study of Illusions Produced by Delusive Meditation and How to Be Free from Them
from the introduction by Abbot George Burke:
“Over and over people have mistaken trivial and pathological conditions for enlightenment, written books, given seminars and gained a devoted following. Yet there are those who can have an experience and realize that it really cannot be real, but a vagary of their mind. Some may not understand that on their own, but can be shown by others the truth about it. For them and those that may one day be in danger of meditation-produced delusions I have written this brief study.” Read this valuable article.
Articles on the "Yoga Life"
The basis of all Yoga practice are the “Ten Commandments of Yoga”–the principles of Yama and Niyama outlined by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. This booklet considers the various aspects of each principle as well as the spiritual power which is developed through each one. By Abbot George Burke.
This is not a book about the technique of Yoga, but about that without which the successful practice of yoga is impossible: the Yoga Life. Yoga is not just a practice or a philosophy; it is an entire way of life. Without this understanding and without commitment to the Yoga Life there is simply no need to give yoga a second thought. And by yoga is meant the quest for liberation of the spirit, for Yoga is an eternal science intended to reveal and manifest the Eternal. By Abbot George Burke. Read now.
This article is Akshay Kumar Bannrjea’s introduction to the Philosophy of Gorakhnath. It compares the viewpoint Yogi with the philosopher. A Philosopher advances in the path of rational logic, a Yogi advances in the path of moral and psychical self-discipline. Discover more by reading this fascinating analysis.
The major thing to keep in mind when considering the subject of vegetarianism is its relevancy in relation to our explorations of consciousness. We need only ask: Does it facilitate my spiritual growth–the development and expansion of my consciousness? The answer is Yes. To discover more about the spiritual, mental, and physical/health aspects of vegetarianism, read the articles in this section.
Podcasts on the "Yoga Life"
- Introducing the Yoga Life: Laying the Foundations
- The Yoga Life 2: a Practical Understanding of Harmlessness and Truthfulness
- The Yoga Life 3: Asteya, Brahmacharya, and Aparigraha, and the Great Vow
- The Yoga Life 4: Niyama, the “Do”s of Yoga
- The Yoga Life 5: The Importance of Vegetarianism for the Yogi
- The Yoga Life 6: How to Tell if You Are Making Progress in Meditation
- The Yoga Life 7: Tips for Successful Meditation