What to Expect when Amma Comes to Town!

Amma is coming to NYC! Curious to know what to expect in the presence of a living saint? Read on for my guide to undertaking an Amma program. Amma is known as the hugging saint of India. She will be in NYC July 4ththrough the 6thencouraging selfless service, togetherness and love! Amma travels the world [...]

Getting Hugged by the Hugging Saint of India  

What is it like to receive a hug from Amma? Clearly it's different and deeply personal for everyone who decides to seek out a hug. I took the easy entry in by going to a daytime program here in NYC back in 2010. In retrospect and in comparison to the all-night Devi Bhava, it just [...]

Philosophy for the Urban Yogi

Namaste! I return to you from India with a full heart and a more quiet mind. Taking the time to step outside of my "western world self" is never something I regret doing. Thank you so much for making this possible! Without you, I am not sure that it would have happened at all. I [...]

Dharma to Moksha; A Lesson for Yogis from an Avid Traveler.

The ancient and new-ancient yogis agree, no life is completely lived without the achievement of the four following goals. Dharma: the goal of fulfilling the duties assigned to us by our positions in society; Artha: the goal of accumulating possessions in the course of fulfilling our Dharma; Kama: the goal of satisfying legitimate desires with [...]

Mantra Meditation: Pisces and Neptune

"Now is the time to travel deep within and clear what no longer is serving our souls mission. With the Sun in Pisces we gain access to a more compassionate and sensitive mode of interacting while penetrating the secret depths of our beings. We become more aware of the divine within us." - Time Passages [...]