When my master and I were walking in the rain, he would say,

" Do not walk so fast, the rain is everywhere."

                                                                                                                            ~ Shunvyu Suzuki

OM ("Aum")

The original, most powerful mantra. It is the primal sound of the Divine in it's essential manifestation, with no direct translation. Om represents the wholeness of the universe and the eternal vibratory sound of the universal soul that permeates it. It can represent our past, present and future. Om is our awareness. It's location in the human body is the sacred spot between the eyebrows, the third eye.

Om Mani Padme Hum

Can be translated to mean “the jewel in the lotus of the heart”. This is a reference to the inner Buddha nature or hidden spark of Divinity within each of us. The six syllables of the mantra, Om, Ma-Ni, Pad-Me, Hum are believed to purify the six negative emotions: anger, pride, greed, jealousy, desire/lust, ignorance while simultaneously engendering the six qualities of the enlightened heart: generosity, harmonious conduct, endurance, enthusiasm, concentration, and insight.

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 The Art of Happiness, 1998
H. H. The Dalai Lama & Howard C. Cutler, M.D.

Awake in the World, 2011
Michael Stone

Ayurveda and the Mind, 1996
Dr. David Frawley

The Deeper Dimension of Yoga,
Georg Feuerstein

Wherever You Go, There You Are, 1994
Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Heart of Yoga, 1995
T. K. V. Desikachar

The Power of Now, 1999
Eckhart Tolle

Anticancer * A New Way Of Life, 2009
David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD

Light on Yoga, 1995
B. K. S. Iyengar & Yehudi Menuhin

21st Century Yoga, 2012
Edited by Carol Harvey & Roseanne Harvey

Yoga for a World out of Balance, 2009
Michael Stone

Seeking the Heart of Wisdom, 2001
Joseph Goldstein

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, 1984
Dale Carnegie

How Yoga Works, 2004
Geshe Michael Roach & Christie McNally

The Mindfulness Revolution, 2011 Edited by Barry Boyce and the editors of Shambhala Sun

The Pure Heart Of Yoga, 2010 Robert Butera, Ph.D.

Living Buddha, Living Christ, 1995, 2007 Thich Nhat Hanh

Be Love Now, The Path of the Heart, 2010 Ram Dass

The Journey Home,
An Autobiography of an American Swami, 2010
Radhanath Swami


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