The Ups and Downs of Following Your Spiritual Aspiration
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The Ups and Downs of Following Your Spiritual Aspiration

By Natasha Friedman The Yearning of Spiritual Aspiration A student goes to his teacher in ancient India. He asks, “When will I reach enlightenment?”The teacher leads him to a river, takes him out in a rowboat, and asks him to jump overboard. When he does, the teacher thrusts the student’s head under the water and holds...

September 3, 2019September 18, 2019by
Buddhas Everywhere
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Buddhas Everywhere

By Tasha Friedman There’s a special kind of paranoia that the Tibetan Buddhist tradition says you should cultivate: a sneaking suspicion that everyone around you might be a Buddha. Maybe, just maybe, any person you see is actually an enlightened being taking this form to teach you something.

Transfiguration Ritual at Hridaya
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Transfiguration Ritual at Hridaya

By Tasha Friedman During Hridaya Yoga Modules, we offer our students an opportunity to participate in a sacred transfiguration ritual, where we practice Shiva/Shakti Adoration through steady and soft eye gazing revealing Shiva (Divine Masculine) and Shakti (Divine Feminine), followed by deep meditation on the Spiritual Heart.

Recipe For a Yogi Snow Day
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Recipe For a Yogi Snow Day

By Tasha Friedman Snow days aren’t only fun for kids! When the land outside becomes a frosty winter wonderland, we yogis and yoginis can enjoy a well-deserved break from the outside world. Not sure what to do with your time? Here’s a homemade, tried-and-true recipe for a delightful yogi snow day.

Yoni Puja: Worshipping Shakti
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Yoni Puja: Worshipping Shakti

The most well-known treatise about worshipping the yoni is, without doubt, Yoni Tantra. As is the case in many other Tantras, this tantric text is a dialog between Shiva and Parvati. It reveals the highly revered sadhana practiced by kaulas (tantrics), the yoni puja.

December 4, 2018April 21, 2019by
Shiva Lingam Puja
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Shiva Lingam Puja

Worship of the Shiva Lingam “Shaivism is intimately connected with the Shiva lingam. This is a beautiful symbol that in the highest sense represents consciousness.” -Swami Satyananda The Shiva lingam is an ancient symbol consisting of a pillar, column, or standing stone and a ring or circle in which the standing stone is placed. The...

December 3, 2018April 21, 2019by
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