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July 24, 2019

Recently, I was invited by the Athletic Department of my alma mater to offer workshops in peak performance for student athletes and their coaches. At this highly competitive, elite, New England college, winning is the prime target for all twenty-seven varsity teams. Imagine then, the audience’s surpr...

December 16, 2018

My earliest recollection of falling in love with Ayurveda was around the age of seven. My father’s uncle, seeing my lovely mother during a visit to India bloated from steroid medications for eczema, had suggested a visit to an Ayurvedic vaidya (doctor) whom he knew to resolve her skin issues more hol...

October 2, 2018

Within the Vedic tradition there is a time to honor our ancestors, it is called Pitra Paksha. Pitra means ancestors, paksha means a period or phase of the lunar month. This phase, which started on September 24th this year, is 16 days when we give thanks to our biological ancestors.

It is curious that...

September 21, 2018

In our Vedic Spiritual Studies program, we are currently studying the Bhagavad Gita verse by verse. Recently, our teacher Acharya Shunya Ji taught on chapter 2 verse 54 - when Arjuna asks Lord Krishna: “What is the description of the man who has this firmly founded wisdom, whose being is steadfast in...

September 14, 2018

As we drink in the nectar of wisdom and knowledge documented in the Bhagawat Gita, I am witnessing the unfolding of the source of this wisdom. It is infinite and unlimited which transcends all religions, beliefs and universal consciousness. I also firmly believe that Bhagawat Gita must be read with g...

August 24, 2018

In the Vedic Spiritual Studies Program at Vedika Global where I am a student member, Āchārya Shunya taught us about the importance of Authenticity, Vulnerability and Courage. She said that the authentic self can be defined as what is revealed when we consciously accept all parts of ourselves, darknes...

August 10, 2018

Recently, we participated in a Bhagavad Gita sharing circle in which we reflected on our takeaways from our ongoing text study with Acharya Shunya. It was powerful to witness deep insights and personal transformations in dedicated sadasyas (student members) from different backgrounds as well as lengt...

Recently in one of of Acharya Shunya’s morning classes on Sadhana Chatushtayam (a class in the Vedic Spiritual Studies program on spiritual studentship), she spoke about papam and punyam. Papam is the negative accumulations of karma (actions) borne of ignorance (avidya) and (adharma) wrong actions wh...

July 2, 2018

The ego often has a notorious reputation along the spiritual journey. We are frequently led to believe that it is something we should try to destroy in order to come closer to our true Self.

As Acharya Shunya taught in an inspiring recent series of Vedic Spiritual Studies Program classes, however, th...

June 22, 2018

My propensity in life has always been towards arts, literature and aesthetics. Discovering beauty and meaning through literature and attaining a stronger intellect have been my pride in life. Studying Vedic Wisdom, it is reassuring to confirm what I had thought all along. When I feel this pride, I kn...

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