Purification Practice Mantras

One of the first formal meditation techniques I learned, at an Ananda Yoga center in Palo Alto in the autumn of 2003, was a simple mantra. We were instructed to repeat silently—mentally—with each inhale, “I am,” and, with each exhale, “peace.” Practicing this way even for just a few moments, I felt like peace was…… Continue reading Purification Practice Mantras

The Metta Sutra

this is what should be done by one who is skilled in goodness, and who knows the paths of peace: let them be able and upright, straightforward and gentle in speech. humble and not conceited, contented and easily satisfied. unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways. peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful, not…… Continue reading The Metta Sutra