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On Track or Off the Rails?

In Chapter 7 of The Great OOM I find myself intrigued and frankly wanting to have a replica of Bernard’s “New York Sanskrit College” in operation today! So much of…

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The Many Morphs of Yoga in America

(image is the seal of the Theosophical Society) The next couple of chapters in The Great OOM are a great overview of how many forms yoga took even when it…

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Lodges, Loves, and Lasciviousness

To the outsider, the downfall of Pierre Bernard seems to be an inevitable end. Even though he might have taken advantage of the mystical curiosity of the age and approached…

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A Yogi Named Perry from Iowa!

I sure hope you will join The Yoga Place in reading The Great OOM by Robert Love this summer. I have read it before, but starting it again at this…

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The Great OOM – Summer Book Club with The Yoga Place!

I don’t remember when I first read this book, The Great OOM by Robert Love, but it definitely made an impression. All the ways that yoga has been translated and…

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A Spiritual Life

JOIN US LIVE on ZOOM this Friday, September 4th at 5:00pm to discuss the Summer Book Read of “The Art of Happiness” !! Once again I am going to combine…

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Mental Hygiene

Chapter 14 of “The Art of Happiness” by HH the Dalai Lama is all about dealing with our anxiety and fear and building self-esteem. What a needed examination for us…

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Self Destruction in Anger and Hatred

Chapter 13 of our Summer Book read, “The Art of Happiness” by HH the Dalai Lama, covers the obstacles of anger and hatred in our path toward happiness. In fact,…

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Beginning Change

The first chapter in the section on Overcoming Obstacles in “The Art of Happiness” by HH the Dalai Lama starts us down the road of making actual change from suffering…

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The “Meaning” in Pain and Suffering

“Man is ready and willing to shoulder any suffering as soon and as long as he can see a meaning in it.” Victor Frankl The last chapter in the section…