Who Am I?

Roar like a Lion don’t bleat like Sheep Once a baby lion was born in the forest and left behind by his parents. A flock of sheep rescued him and raised him as their own. The lion learned how to select edible plants to eat, how to communicate with the others, and...

Cosmic Pure Love

Motiveless Tenderness of Heart An Ayurvedic doctor and a true Vedantin, Krishna Murti one night on the way back to Mysore, India after visiting a few villages as a part of his regular selfless service, Dr. Murti was stopped by a couple of robbers who demanded he give...

Mindfulness

Breathe and Smile to Everything you Encounter The Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, led a retreat in Montreal, Canada. He noticed that every time a car stopped in front of him, he saw the sentence on the license plate “Je me souviens” (I remember). He did not know what...

Power of Thought

To control thought, is to control destiny. A group of students were on a back-country outdoor education expedition in the wilderness just north of Yosemite National Park in California. The students gathered by the lake to socialized for the last night of the...

Surrender to What Is

There once was a son and his father living in a small village in Japan. They had a horse that helped them plow the field and bring food to the table. One day, the horse was gone. A villager came and asked, “How will you live without the horse?” The father replied...

Present Moment Precious Moment

Two monks walked along a riverbank and saw a lady standing on a shore with a basket of food in her arms. The senior monk walked up to her and asked, “Why are you standing here?” “When I left this morning and went to a market there was a bridge here but now it is...

Living a Joyful and Peaceful Life

One of the Buddha’s most famous teachings is the Parable of the Raft. In it he likened his teachings to a raft for crossing a fast-flowing river. A man is trapped on one side of a river. On this side of the river, there is great danger and uncertainty; on the far side...

Sister Science :: Beyond Asana

YOGA VEDA INSTITUTE Welcome to Sister Science!  A foundation course in Ayurveda. Adventure Beyond Asana! A PATH TO BALANCE LESSON 1 DAILY ROUTINE LESSON 2 HEAL YOUR DIET LESSON 3 HEAL YOUR MIND LESSON 4 AYURVEDIC CLEANSING LESSON 5 AYURVEDA & ASANA LESSON 6...

Ayurveda for Addiction Recovery

Not why the addiction, but why the pain? Re-framing our understanding of addiction in this way can begin to shed light on how we view and treat the addicted human, and most importantly, in how we can begin to move forward with providing a compassionate and dignified...

Ayurvedic Cleansing

Have you ever tried a detox diet, cleanse or fast only to feel worse than when you started?  All of the new “Detox” diets and cleansing programs that are out there that promise that you’ll feel better fast are really just new age hype to get you to...