Meditating at the Ramakrishna Math in Chennai

This gorgeous building is right in the middle of the city in Chennai. It's an oasis in the midst of a bustling city life. While we stayed in Chennai we came here to meditate in the evenings and it was so perfect. Made us all wish we had buildings like this in our cities! I could imagine living close enough to walk over every night for the peaceful atmosphere.Meditating here I had the rare but delightful experience of hearing my mantra as though it were being chanted out loud by someone … [Read more...]

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Meet a Guru: Ramakrishna

Sri Ramakrishna is a well known teacher from the 1800s who is often referred to as a Hindu saint. It is said that he helped start a renaissance in Hinduism.BackgroundBorn Vaishnava in 1836, he was spiritual from the time he was a child and was more interested in spiritual pursuits than a "bread winning education." He had many periods of feeling universal consciousness and getting lost in that feeling (samadhi). As a young man he began working as a priest.His family, concerned that he … [Read more...]

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