Learning from Leaders of the Past

Learning from Leaders of the Past

ByjaisugrimJan 18, 2021

The positive leadership, example and life of Dr. Martin Luther King helped me to find resourceful ways of dealing with anger and shame as an adolescent. My family moved a lot, and I was always…

Creating Community in 2021

Creating Community in 2021

ByjaisugrimDec 28, 2020

Find your tribe, in 2021 Between political polarization, economic contraction, financial inequality, the ongoing news cycle, quarantines, and algorithms that know us better than we know ourselves, it’s easy to feel alone and overwhelmed.  We…

You Are More Than Your Identity

You Are More Than Your Identity

ByjaisugrimDec 8, 2020

The Sanskrit Mantra “Aham Brahmasi” typically translates as “I am Brahman” It is one of the four principle Mahavakyas or “Grand Pronouncements” from the wisdom texts of the Upanishads. Aham Brahmasmi is used within yoga…

Experiencing “The Bliss of Your Own Self”

Experiencing “The Bliss of Your Own Self”

ByjaisugrimSep 4, 2020

One of the great western spiritual teachers in modern times, Shri Brahmanada Saraswati, used to tell his students, while leading meditation, “Feel the bliss of your own Self”. This was a suggestion to the subconscious…

5 Tips for Cultivating Devotion

5 Tips for Cultivating Devotion

ByjaisugrimJun 25, 2020

When we commit to the practice of yoga, it can become very time-consuming.  As our consciousness rises, we find that the practice continues off of the mat, into our overall lifestyle. It often influences the…

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