Mahashivratri at Isha Yoga Center

Mahashivarathri is celebrated at Isha Yoga Center each February/March. The special nature of the day and the night of Mahashivarathri presents us with a unique opportunity to make use of the forces of nature for our well-being. Also in the yogic lore this night celebrates the Grace of Shiva, who is considered the Adi Guru (the very first Guru) from whom the yogic tradition originates.The planetary positions on this night are such that there is a powerful natural upsurge of energy in the … [Read more...]


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Mahashivratri – Celebrating the Great Night of Shiva

Mahashivratri falls on the date 17 February in 2015. It falls every year on the fourteenth day after the Purnima, one day before Amavasya, in the lunar month of Magha. This day is considered as the most auspicious for all Shiva devotees and spiritual seekers. Mahashivratri means, the "Great Night of Shiva," and it is the darkest day of the year. Thus, it is a very appropriate time to worship Shiva, who is the Lord of Destruction. The word Shiva means "that which is not." That which is not can … [Read more...]


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The 7 Chakras And Their Significance

There is too much of chakra talk going on everywhere. Especially in the West, wherever you go, there are “wheel alignment centers” where they “align” your chakras and this and that. From yoga studios to chiropractics, everybody is talking about it these days. That has become the fashion.There are 114 chakras in the body. There are many more, these are the major ones. You can see them as 114 junction boxes or confluence of nadis. These junctions are always in the form of triangles. Because it … [Read more...]


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Be Still And Know | Osho Ebooks PDF

PDF DownloadDiscourses given in Pune, India, from September 1 to 10, 1979In this very special series of questions and answers Osho talks on the death and enlightenment of his own father, which occurred at that time. He also shines his unique light on subjects as diverse as science and meditation, personality and essence, homosexuality, witnessing, and silence.Quotes App You may also be interested in the Spiritual Quote of the Day Android App, which includes quotes from Osho, … [Read more...]


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A Sudden Clash Of Thunder | Osho Ebooks PDF

PDF Download According to Osho, laughter is the very essence of Zen. While the theme of these talks is that meditation – watching, remaining alert and awareness – is the path to self-realization, Osho encourages us first to "be happy and meditation will follow."Quotes App You may also be interested in the Spiritual Quote of the Day Android App, which includes quotes from Mahatma Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda, Gautama Buddha and many more great beings. … [Read more...]


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And The Flowers Showered | Osho Ebooks PDF

PDF DownloadThe Freudian Couch and Zen Using eleven Zen stories as a starting point and diving deep into their mysterious world, he then weaves his magical clarity on many diverse contemporary topics. From the true meaning of happiness to an understanding of the process of death, it’s all here. To begin reading this book is to commence a journey into the world of wonder.Buddha’s disciple Subhuti is showered with blossoms upon experiencing sublime emptiness. But isn’t emptiness usually an … [Read more...]


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And Now And Here | Osho Ebooks PDF

PDF Download Osho's healing alternative is contained in these pages - not as a new belief system but as a method to gain a direct personal experience of our own mortality through meditation. Along the way he answers the questions facing everyone who wonders about death.Quotes App You may also be interested in the Spiritual Quote of the Day Android App, which includes quotes from Osho, Sadhguru, Gautama Buddha and many more great beings. … [Read more...]


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Diwali Festival: History, Rituals and Celebrations

Diwali, like its predecessor Durga Puja, Dussehra or Pongal, is not really a single festival, but consists of a succession of celebrations extending over a number of days; but, unlike Dussehra, the Diwali celebrations are different in form and bear different names from day to day.The order of the Diwali series is as follows Narak Chaturdashi, Diwali proper, Jamghat and Bhratri Dwitiya. The Dussehra obervances are all grouped round a common centre, whereas those of the Diwali shift their … [Read more...]


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Unconditional Love

We need to understand that what is considered as love is generally a mutual benefit scheme. “You give me this – I give you that. If you don’t give me this, I don’t give you that.” This is not said but it is done.Human beings have physical, psychological, emotional, economic, social, and various other kinds of needs. Instead of making ugly transactions in the sense of “You give me this – I give you that,” we bring some aesthetics and beauty to it by coating it with a certain amount of sweetnes … [Read more...]


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5 Good Parenting Tips

Thought I would share this post from Isha.#1 A Child is a PrivilegeIt is a privilege that this child – this bundle of joy – has come through you and arrived in your house. Children are not your property; they do not belong to you. Just see how to enjoy, nurture, and support them. Don’t try to make them an investment for your future.#2 Let Them BeLet them become whatever they have to become. Don’t try to mold them according to your understanding of life. Your child need not do what … [Read more...]


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