Bhakti is a beautiful & freeing path of yoga that was introduced by the poets & saints of India. Through chanting we enter a state of surrender to god/ Love/ the nature of reality/ the Self. While repeating the names of deities something deep within us unlocks, we awaken to a blissful feeling, and 15 minutes of chanting suddenly feels like one minute! I’d like to invite you to go on this devotional, musical journey with me.
Visiting India was rough. Aside from the horrors of seeing a third world country for the first time, I got sick for nearly half the trip, felt alone and left out of a group of folks more worldly and wealthy than me, and had to fend for myself during two harassment scares. However, India showed … Continue reading RIP Babaji/ The Lost Art of Presence
Last year I lived in a tiny room at my mom’s house w/ family for 8 months. As undignified as it felt, I made the most of it- minimized my belongings, slept on a couch, and set up a little altar to pray & meditate. During that time a little mouse frequently visited me. Usually … Continue reading Ganesha’s Mouse
When I launched my crowdfunding campaign to record a kirtan album I received two auspicious messages about leadership. The first was a tarot reading given by my friend/ coworker Claude who has been reading tarot cards for 10 years. The reading revealed that the campaign would be a success if I led by serving and … Continue reading Ramayan & Leadership through Service
There’s a simple joy in bringing ourselves into the present moment. In the Sikh/ kundalini tradition it’s believed that this joy/ mindfulness can be amplified to the point of creating a protective energy field around the physical body. I once heard a Sikh master tell a story about how she was riding in the car … Continue reading Samadhi & States of Consciousness