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Sally Kempton

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Sally Durgananda Kempton is a powerful teacher of applied spiritual wisdom, who leads online teleconference communities focused on taking spirtual principles into daily life. Her telecourses, writings, and retreats combine meditative practice with transformational change processes, and are described by participants as life-changing in the deepest sense. Sally is known for her capacity to kindle meditative states in others, and to help students work with meditative experience as a framework for practical life-change.
Sally's own journey began when, as a New York journalist and leader in the second wave feminist movement, she experienced a spiritual awakening that led her to become a disciple of enlightened master, Swami Muktananda, and eventually a teacher and swami (monk) in that lineage. In 2002, she felt called to leave her tradition to teach and practice in a post-traditional context. Her work spans tantric philosophy, contemporary psychology, inner body somatics, and non-dual meditation practice.  She writes the popular "Wisdom" column for Yoga Journal, and is the author of "Meditation for the Love of It," which will be released by Sounds True in early January, 2011. Her website is www.sallykempton.com.

Meditation for Life

Out with the Old

The miracle of recapitulation is that it creates a natural current of self-awareness that can bring transformation all by itself. Read More »

Sweet Solitude

Time spent alone doesn't have to be lonely. Embrace it as a chance to connect with what's truly essential. Read More »

Judgment Calls, Part 2: Turning Judgment into Discernment

Discernment is our natural instinct to recognize the path that leads to real freedom and compassion in any moment. Read More »

Judgment Calls, Part 1: Using Discomfort

When we acknowledge feelings of discomfort without trying to escape them, we automatically put ourselves back in touch with our authentic self. Read More »

Inner Revolution: The Process of Transformation, Part 3

After we've been through a few transformative cycles, we begin to be able to navigate, welcoming opportunities to integrate our highest, deepest levels of awareness with the untransformed parts of ourselves. Read More »

Inner Revolution: The Process of Transformation, Part 2

Grace comes, and then pushes us past the point of comfort. Read More »

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Living Awakening: Behind the Veil

Seeing through the veil is useless unless we live up to the largeness of our most awakened moments. An awakening asks us not only to seize the opportunities we're being given, but to let them inspire the way we live. Read More »

The Protective Power of the Sacred Feminine

The more you invite Durga's energy into your life, the more you'll feel her opening you to the warrior within you. Read More »

Out with the Old

The miracle of recapitulation is that it creates a natural current of self-awareness that can bring transformation all by itself. Read More »

Sweet Solitude

Time spent alone doesn't have to be lonely. Embrace it as a chance to connect with what's truly essential. Read More »

Judgment Calls, Part 2: Turning Judgment into Discernment

Discernment is our natural instinct to recognize the path that leads to real freedom and compassion in any moment. Read More »

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