Ajahn Sumedho

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So much fear and desire come from that commitment to ‘I am’–to being somebody. Eventually they take us to anxiety and despair; life seems much more difficult and painful than it really is. But when we just observe life for what it is, then it’s all right: the delights, the beauty, the pleasures are just… Read more »

Samartha Ramdas Swami

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Written by Dr. Analpa Paranjpe The birth name of Samartha Ramdas Swami was Narayan Suryaji Thosar. He was born in 1608 AD, in the Jamb village in the Ambad Taluka of Aurangabad District, on the banks of the Godavari river. His family had been worshipping the Sun and Lord Ram for many generations. During childhood… Read more »

Featured Teacher: Stan Grof

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Western science is approaching a paradigm shift of unprecedented proportions, one that will change our concepts of reality and of human nature, bridge the gap between ancient wisdom and modern science, and reconcile the differences between Eastern spirituality and Western pragmatism. – Stan Grof from Beyond the Brain Stanislav Grof, MD, PhD, is a psychiatrist… Read more »

Featured Teacher: Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph. D.

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Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He is Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he founded its world-renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic (in 1979), and the Center for… Read more »