Sri Guru Pranama

om ajnana-timirandhasya jnananjana-salakaya
cakshur unmilitam yena tasmai sri-gurave namah

I offer my respectful obeisances unto my spiritual master, who has opened my eyes, which were blinded by
the darkness of ignorance, with the torchlight of knowledge.

(Translation: ISKCON)

Sri Guru Pranama

om ajnana-timirandhasya jnananjana-salakaya
cakshur unmilitam yena tasmai sri-gurave namah

I offer my respectful obeisances unto my spiritual master, who has opened my eyes, which were blinded by
the darkness of ignorance, with the torchlight of knowledge.

(Translation: ISKCON)

We’ve been discussing mindfulness this week. Today I shared this quote with my 7th grade girls.


“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud. Do not complain. Make every effort to change things you do not like. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. You might find a new solution.”

― Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter

What if our religion was each other
“If our practice was our life
“If prayer, our words.
“What if the temple was the earth
“If forests were our church
“If holy water – the rivers, lakes, and oceans
“What if meditation was our relationships
“If the Teacher was life
“If wisdom was self-knowledge
“If love was the center of our being”
~ Ganga White ~

Om Namah Shivaya.

Happy Sivaratri.

On this day we invoke Siva, the creator, the destroyer, “the manifestation and emanation of transcendental, undifferentiated consciousness - the goal of all Yogis.”

Om Namah Shivaya.

Happy Sivaratri.

On this day we invoke Siva, the creator, the destroyer, “the manifestation and emanation of transcendental, undifferentiated consciousness - the goal of all Yogis.”

People say that what we’re seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking…[W]hat we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so…that we have resonances within our innermost being and reality [and]…actually feel the rapture of being alive.

- Joseph Campbell