“Everything is nothing with a twist.”

–Kurt Vonnegut

MANTRAS & CHANTS

OM AH HUM VAJRA GURU PADMA SIDDHI HUM

Om to the unmanifest, imminent manifestation and manifestation lightning-bolt Guru of unbearable compassion and infinite power who resides in my heart.

OM NAMAH SHIVAYA GURAVE
SATCHIDANANDA MURTAYE
NISHPRAPANCHAYA SHANTAYA
NIRALAMBAYA TEJASE

I offer myself to the one true Teacher within and without
In the forms of reality, consciousness, and bliss
Ever present and full of peace
Independent being, the vital essence of illumination

GANESHA SHARANAM
SHARANAM GANESHA
GAN GAN GANAPATI
SHARANAM GANESHA

We take refuge in Ganesha,
Remover of all obstacles
We call up everything that is Ganesha in our own hearts
We ask for refuge and protection.

SRI RAM JAI RAM
JAI JAI RAM
SITA RAM SITA RAM

May the Lord as light and virtue that dwells in my heart be victorious over all obstacles and difficulties. May the positive and transforming vision of the Divine in my heart lead to the fulfillment of divine will.

LOKA SAMASTA SUHKINO BHAVANTU

May all beings everywhere be happy and free.

TEACHERS

Stephanie Snyder
Daniel Aaron
Simon Borg-Olivier
Martin Scott

BOOKS

The Bhagavad Gita translation and commentary by Eknath Easwaran
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali translation and commentary by Sri Swami Satchidanand
Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar
Light on Pranayama by BKS Iyengar
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahamsa Yogananda
The Thought of the Heart and The Soul of the World by James Hillman
Tibetan Book of the Dead by Robert A.F. Thurman

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