Posts Tagged ‘Karma Yoga’

Why am I staying?

Why am I staying?

Since the cancer first hit a couple of years ago, or three? Hard to believe… Since the cancer hit there have been several periods where the efforts to rid the body of the disease have dangled it on the edge of expiring, the edge of death, only to be given a chance to try again. [...]


Forbes: Four Steps to Cultivate Insane Customer Loyalty | and Why Yoga is a different sort of business…

Forbes: Four Steps to Cultivate Insane Customer Loyalty | and Why Yoga is a different sort of business...

Forbes – 4 Steps to Cultivate Insane Customer Loyalty: “How can you get customers clamoring to pay more for your products or services? Dino Dogan, founder of the social network Triberr, outlines four strategies that will keep customers from defecting to your competitors.” Read Forbes article –> — — As yoga practitioner first, then yoga [...]


Action & Reaction, Choice & Impulse in the Bhagavad Gita

Action & Reaction, Choice & Impulse in the Bhagavad Gita

On Action & Reaction, Desire and Anger: Includes video of Citta Chats LIVE segment on this very topic, from a student question. Watch the discussion to further explore the article and topic: you. As human beings we have a unique ability to be motivated by something other than instinct.
We can exercise choice in relation to [...]


What is Karma Yoga? Pt1: The glory of where you are.

What is Karma Yoga? Pt1: The glory of where you are.

How much mental/emotional vitality dissipates into sorrow at what we cannot change? Today, where can you rejoice in what is, steering clear of patterns of perception of loss in what is not? I often hear such frustration or sadness at what one used to be able to do in yoga, for instance; or daily despair [...]


Beyond Tribal: On Empathy, Wholeness, Yoga & Vedanta [books, J. Rifkin, video]

Beyond Tribal: On Empathy, Wholeness, Yoga & Vedanta [books, J. Rifkin, video]

For some years now I have been pondering ‘identity’ as I study and seek to practice Yoga and Vedanta. Identity meaning sense of self – in community, in society, in relation to spirit and divinity, in relation to our apparent tribal nature.

Yoga and Vedanta teach the nature of Wholeness, brahma vidya, knowledge of Brahman, and the practice of karma yoga…
Recent studies in neuroscience, psychology and behavior point to empathy and compassion being strong biological drivers[...]


All is Given Pt. 2: Cultivating attitude of graceful acceptance – karma yoga is bhakti

Here I offer the principles and verses from the Bhagavad Gita that inform the principles in All is Given Pt1 and delve into the essence of Karma Yoga, which includes Bhakti, or devotion. There is no separate Bhakti yoga in essence. Again, I draw largely from Swami Dayananda Saraswati’s teachings. In essence Karma Yoga has [...]


All is Given Pt. 1: musings, Sutras & Gita, and free meditation mp3.

[NOTE: it's a long one, you may want to print from blog for better reading. You have to read all the way through to download the meditation in mp3 format ] Is my body mine? Does it belong to me, in terms of rights of ownership? Am I defined by my physicality (gender, species, health, [...]