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This Summer I was blessed with the opportunity to spend a month in Asia, traveling through Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. During my travels in Kathmandu, Nepal, I spent some time at the Pashupatinath Temple a sacred complex located on the banks of the Bagmati River, dedicated to Pashupati – an incarnation of the Hindu god, Shiva. Pashupatinath’s grounds... / READ MORE /
Art by Santosh Chattopadhyay A political documentary called Zeitgeist (located here) took the internet fringe-conspiracy scene by storm in 2007. The film included a detailed comparison between the religious myths of Christ and Krishna; their stories share many key features (example). However, the estimated birth of Krishna predates Christ by about 3,000 years. Also, Krishna was... / READ MORE /
Artwork by Android Jones This Yoga is wrapped in mysticism with its secret ceremonies and initiations. Learn about these secrets of Kriya Yoga. The Kriya yoga system consists of a number of levels of pranayama (breathing), mantra (reciting), and mudra (gestures) based on techniques intended to rapidly accelerate spiritual development and generate a profound state... / READ MORE /
In Hinduism a Deva (Sanskrit: देव, Devá) means “heavenly, divine, anything of excellence”. This word  is also one of the terms for a deity – with deva representing the masculine aspects of the Godhead, while the related feminine equivalent is called a devi. In the earliest Vedic literature, all supernatural beings are called Asuras, and the concepts and legends of this beings evolve... / READ MORE /
In Hinduism, an ashram is a spiritual center or monastery – where activities such as yoga, music study, and spiritual development are practiced. According to Wikipedia: An ashram would traditionally, but not necessarily in contemporary times, be located far from human habitation, in forests or mountainous regions, amidst refreshing natural surroundings conductive to spiritual instruction and meditation. The... / READ MORE /
Brooklyn-based photographer, Joey L, has traveled the world searching for mystics, and those who have dedicated their lives to spiritual liberation. His series, Holy Men, features the people he has encountered along his journey, and the photo series below focuses on the sadhus (holy men), who live in Varanasi India. A large portion of the portraits... / READ MORE /
Tina Turner has been practicing Buddhism for over thirty-five years, and she credits the chanting of mantras with unlocking the doorway to inner peace. In particular, the words “Nam-myoho-renge-kyo” have remained her tried and true mantra, which keeps her feeling at ease, and aware. Regardless of which type of spirituality you practice, chanting (and listening... / READ MORE /
via: AboutReligion.com The theory of reincarnation, which has its roots in ancient Hindu philosophy, influenced many a great Western mind. Here are some eye-opening thoughts on reincarnation from renowned personalities. 1. “I am confident that there truly is such a thing as living again, that the living spring from the dead, and that the souls... / READ MORE /
Remote viewing is “the practice of seeking impressions about a distant or unseen target using subjective means, in particular ESP or ‘sensing with the mind'”. Popularized in the 1990’s after the declassification of certain documents related to the Stargate Project, a $20 million research program that had started in 1975 and was sponsored by the U.S.... / READ MORE /
According to Hindu tradition the Ajna chakra is the 6th chakra center, which is located between your eyes and above the top of your nose. The Ajna center represents the third eye – the eye of intuition and intellect, its corresponding color is indigo, and its mantra/sound is “Aum”. According to Wikipedia: “Ajna translates as “command”, and is... / READ MORE /