30 Dec 2013
December 30, 2013

Jao!

The variations in Maharaji’s use of the word “jao” were infinite – from a bellow (sometimes preceded by “Ap [you]!”) for the recalcitrant to a tender, “Jao, Ma…” as he gently patted a woman devotee bowing at his feet.  Usually as devotees would come before him during the day, he would hand them a piece.. read more →

13 Mar 2013
March 13, 2013

Featured Teacher: Bernie Glassman

When we bear witness, when we become the situation — homelessness, poverty, illness, violence, death — the right action arises by itself. We don’t have to worry about what to do. We don’t have to figure out solutions ahead of time. Peacemaking is the functioning of bearing witness. Once we listen with our entire body.. read more →

06 Mar 2013
March 6, 2013

Lessons on a Train

  There’s a story about Meher Baba. He was crossing the United States by train, and when the train stopped in Santa Fe, he suddenly got up from his seat, climbed down off the train, and walked toward the center of town. At a certain corner, there was an old Indian man standing, leaning up.. read more →

  We’ve just released this exclusive video featuring Ram Dass and Roshi Joan Halifax called Love, Buddha Mind & Beyond. This intimate exchange gives you a taste of the incredible wisdom and heart embodied by these two esteemed teachers.  Please consider a donation to support the Love Serve Remember foundation so we can continue to produce.. read more →

27 Feb 2013
February 27, 2013

Hanuman in Prayag

  There was a very heavy flood, and the water of both the Ganges and Jamuna (Yamuna) had risen to a high level in Allahabad. The currents were very strong. Some stones of the adjoining fort were washed away, and water was getting into the fort. All the adjoining areas, including the famous Hanuman temple,.. read more →

27 Feb 2013
February 27, 2013

The Emergence of Compassion

Art by Outi Harma - http://goo.gl/6cy9XN When we see that service is not a one-way street, we find that those we are helping give us a continuous stream of clues to help us escape the prison of our self-image. More than simply letting us know what might be working or not, they help us when they.. read more →

20 Feb 2013
February 20, 2013

The Predicament of Righteousness

  A large number of Westerners were being housed in an empty house belonging to one of the Indian devotees. We filled it with our bodies from wall to wall. Each day we would make our way to Dada’s house where Maharaji was staying; there we visited with him and were lavishly fed with meals,.. read more →

20 Feb 2013
February 20, 2013

Making Every Act an Offering of Service

  The more profound path of sacrifice that Krishna outlines [in the Bhagavad Gita] is the sacrifice of one’s self — meaning that we begin to do every act we do in the light of our awareness of Brahman. As our practice gets deeper and deeper, that awareness of Brahman takes on flesh and blood; it starts.. read more →

13 Feb 2013
February 13, 2013

Polishing Away the Anger

  Once I found myself becoming very angry while at Maharaji’s temple. Most of the anger was directed against my fellow Western devotees. Although there were perhaps some justifiable reasons for the anger, the fever pitch to which it had risen at the end of the two weeks was surprising, even to me. It was.. read more →

13 Feb 2013
February 13, 2013

Elder Role Models

  During the fall of 1995, I spent four days at the Gorbachev World Forum, where I met some remarkable elder role models who were taking part in that program, among them Barbara Weidner, a Catholic woman in her 80s who heads an organization called “Grandmothers for Peace.” When I asked her why she’d gotten.. read more →