Category: Meditation

A Sacred Time to Honor Our Ancestors: Pitru Paksha

The Indian or Vedic calendar is lunar based, unlike the Gregorian calendar. The observances during each month are usually spiritually or religiously based and rooted in deep tradition. Sunday, September 30, 2012 marks the beginning of  two weeks of Pitru Paksha (Pitt-true Puck-shuh), or Shraadh, which is a time dedicated to honoring our ancestors. This […]

Meditate on this!

  All too often people say that they can’t meditate, or that they don’t know how. They think that meditation techniques are very complicated. Meditation is what happens when one sits down with the intention of meditating.  It does not mean that one has to sit crossed leg in lotus pose or padmasana (pronounced pud-ma-sun-ah), […]

Ayurveda and Jyotish: An Astrological Approach to Well-being

I previously wrote about how the sister sciences of Ayurveda, Jyotish (Vedic or Eastern Astrology),  Yoga, Sanskrit and Vaastu Shastra.  Two sciences which are inexorably woven together are Ayurveda and Jyotish.  While astrology can take a lifetime to truly master, people inevitably are curious about “what my chart says” and “how my future looks”.  The […]