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Sunday Meditation – February 11th

Dear Great Souls, This Saturday’s class on Beginning Meditation – Hong Sau Technique is being postponed to April, date and time TBD at this time. I will keep you posted. Today I was again reminded that people are so much more than personalities and egos. What we call our personalities — I’d go so far as to say, even our … Read More

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The Art & Science of Meditation – Feb 3rd & 10th

Each of us has a calm, joyful center deep within. Meditation is a systematic way to connect to our calm center, which supports both our inner and outer life. Free of dogma, meditation gives direct experience of the nervous system and personal energy. By stilling the body, breath, mind, and heart, the peaceful state of meditation begins. The blissful experience … Read More

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Sunday Meditation – January 21st

Dear Friends, I’m writing to you from the bleachers. I’m inside a high school gym watching my son’s basketball team warm up for their game. We drove 1 ½ hours to San Antonio for my son to play for probably 5 minutes. That’s what being on a team requires sometimes. Maybe he’ll have a brilliant 5 minutes, or maybe he … Read More

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Sunday Meditation – December 31st

Dear Great Souls, YES, we will meet this Sunday, December 31st, for meditation! Please see the details below to join us. Seasoned or new to the practice, you are invited and welcomed. Let’s ignite our energies and meet the new year with hope and strength! Where: Be Well Yoga Studio 1906 W. Koenig Lane Austin, TX 78756 When: Sundays 10:00 … Read More

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Sunday Meditation – December 24th

Dear Friends, It’s a familiar scene, in any season except summer, the inside of the pediatrician’s office, awaiting the results of the throat swab. Sitting opposite, I look up at this beautiful child perched atop the examination table. I’ve been in this scenario literally 100 times over the past 27 years. This time, beholding my youngest in all his mopheaded … Read More

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Sunday Meditation – December 10th

Dear Friends, What are you reading these days? I’ve been working through a little book called Awake and Ready: How to Work with Energy and Motivate Anyone by Susan Dermond (Crystal Clarity, 2023) It describes how the most effective method of motivation depends on the energy of the one you want to motivate. Personal energy vibrations are generally categorized into … Read More

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Sunday Meditation – December 3rd

Dear Friends, The season of Advent starts tomorrow, with the Sunday of Hope. We need hope more than ever, an undying flame in our hearts that we never allow to extinguish. Every moment carries the potential for shift, personally and collectively. The power of our attention, intention, and heart’s energy can manifest change, as no doubt we all have experienced … Read More

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Sunday Meditation – November 19th

Dear Ones, a slice of Life: Me 6:00 a.m.: “Yogananda, God, be with me and in me, shining your blessings on everyone I meet today. Thank you!” Me at 8:30 a.m.: “I think I’ll go see (a favorite co-worker) and have a pleasant chat as I fulfill an administrative duty in her office. There will be candy! TGIF!” Yogananda (as … Read More

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Sunday Meditation – November 12th

Dear Great Souls, What a week of intensity, perhaps a pattern to be worked through for a while. Of all the week’s ups and downs, internally and externally, here is the message that I’m left with at the week’s end: Believe in yourself. We are plugged into the Divine, our eyes and hearts open to all the messages and wisdom … Read More

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Sunday Meditation – November 5th

Great Souls, Some of us Austinites went up to Dallas last weekend for a Kriyaban Retreat with Pranaba from Ananda Village. Kriya is described in Autobiography of a Yogi as the “plane route to God” (versus the bullock cart route of theology — much faster and direct). Yogananda’s meditation, energization, and devotional practices, like chanting, all are essential first steps … Read More