Tag Archives: Chanting

I Love You, I Love You, I Love You!

December is the month when in classes I lead the practice of “I Love You, I Love You, I Love You” i.e. saying that silently inside (or outside) to whatever (or whoever) is getting your attention at the moment.  What … Continue reading

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Why Kirtan? (part 2)

Part of the point of kirtan (or meditation or Yoga) is to transform our consciousness from being preoccupied with the little self, or even our preoccupation with our little ideas about God, to an awakening of a bigger Self or … Continue reading

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Why Kirtan? (part 1)

“In this materialistic age, more concentration can be gained through kirtan than through meditation. Today, the atmosphere is filled with so many different kinds of sounds. Because of that, concentration will not come easily and meditation will be made more … Continue reading

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OM Shreem Maha Lakshmiye Namaha!

(OM and Salutations to the Great Goddess Lakshmi, personification of the Energy of Sustenance/the Sustaining Energy!) Part of me hesitates to write this article because I don’t want to cheapen in any way this or any mantra that I highly … Continue reading

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Lokaha Samastaha Sukhino Bhavantu

Lokaha Samastaha Sukhino Bhavantu (“May all the beings in all the worlds be happy.”) While with Amma over Thanksgiving 2013 in Detroit, in Amma’s last talk before giving darshan (hugging people) all night long and then going back to India, … Continue reading

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