A New Year's Resolution: Hanuman Chalisa

A New Year's Resolution: Hanuman Chalisa

New Year's Resolutions can be daunting. I used to make radical resolutions that resulted in a stressful set-up for failure. Now I use them as inspiring goals. One year I chose to learn the Sri Hanuman Chalisa with devotion and authentic pronunciation (rather than a "gringo" accent). It change my life. I had a whole year to learn it, so there was no pressure. I took my time and savored it.

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A Visit to Spiritual Mexico

A Visit to Spiritual Mexico

Throughout my youth many friends and family members would invite me to Mexico—but I always declined because they would either be visiting the resorts or Tijuana.  I knew that those places could not reveal to me the real Mexico that heralds from the great civilization of the Aztecs and other indigenous peoples.

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Lecture Demonstration for Graduate Students

Lecture Demonstration for Graduate Students

Sangita Yoga had the joy to host graduate students from Claremont Lincoln University for lunch and a four hour lecture demonstration with Naren K. Schreiner. The students came from various religious and musical backgrounds in education and culture. The day was organized by Professor Brianne Donaldson as part of her special course, "Chanting, Social Change, and the Traditions of India".

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At the Ashtanga Yoga Confluence

At the Ashtanga Yoga Confluence

My somewhat mystical meeting with Timji last year began a deep friendship rooted in mutual spirituality that I can only define as "sangha", which means "fellowship" or "brotherhood".  I met with him a week before the Confluence and he invited us to attend the opening ceremony and puja on Thursday night.

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