“Let’s Meditate”

For the rest of my life, I will always remember Swami Swaroopananda starting out every lecture with his favorite phrase, “Let’s meditate.” By the end of teacher’s training, I could drop into deep meditation within moments.

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Universal Realities

“Einstein is the immortal Self . . . You are the immortal Self . . . just different realities.”

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nature of peace, nature of brahman, nature of the universe

Gratitude for my teacher, Swami Swaroopananda. His vibe seems softer in this video than I remember from yoga teacher’s training—though he does say, “[the] yoga teacher’s training course, as it goes on, sometimes feels like a stormy ocean.” Perhaps in some cases, to navigate a stormy ocean, the captain must be stern.

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The Groovy Vibe of Oneness

Right before I went to Sivananda for my teacher’s training, I read Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe, by Michio Kaku. In that book, Dr. Kaku discusses the string theory of the universe—what it boils down to is that everything in the entire universe, is made of vibrations. He described it very much like strings on a guitar—they vibrate, something (sound and more vibrations) is created. As a musician, I was fascinated. What kinds of vibes do we put out there, and how do they shape the world—even if they are only tiny ripples?

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