The 5 Dharma Types- Vedic Wisdom for Discovering Your Purpose & Destiny In this groundbreaking book, you will discover the five paths to freedom for every Dharma Type.

What Shapes Say About Your Face & Home

By | March 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Did you know that just by looking at someone’s face, you can tell whether they are travel-oriented or the stay-at-home kind. You can see if they are good with money or hopeless spenders; even whether they are romantic and sentimental or practical and unsentimental. Faces can show if a person is an early- or late-bloomer, [...]

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The Real Meaning of “Ayu”

By | January 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Having recently immersed myself in an Ayurvedic detox program, called "panchakarma" in Sanskrit (or "punch your karma" in Texas-speak), I had time to consider what Ayurveda is and isn’t. We’ve all heard that it’s the “Science of Life”, but what does this really mean? The word "Ayu" is the root for the English words ever, never, aye, [...]

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How Obama Led to Trump: A Dharma Perspective

By | December 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The sages of ancient India discovered that all human beings come pre-wired with certain programming. Today this ‘inner code’ is called an archetype, or as I refer to it, your dharma type. Like your computer’s operating system, your dharma type is the software of your soul.  These sages found that certain people made naturally good [...]

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Remedial Measures for Saturn

By | October 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Vedic Astrology is a predictive and prescriptive science. That is, apart from offering diagnoses (such as, you are mangalik), observations (you have kala sarpa yoga) or uncomfortably probing questions (you have Mars in the 8th house- do you have hemorrhoids?), it also offers advice (if you’re mangalik, don’t marry before age 30),  warnings (pay attention [...]

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MAKING SPACE IN THE KALI YUGA

By | May 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

In the Vedic tradition, seers called the modern age kali yuga- the ‘age of discord’. The word kali (not to be confused with the goddess Kālī) means strife or quarrel, and the major cause of it is the battle over Space- both the space outside us- the environment and its resources- as well as the [...]

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7 for 11 = Instant Heaven

By | March 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

In my forthcoming book Secrets of the Sacred, I introduce time-tested methods for connecting with the God in you, quickly and effortlessly. In India, this is called sattva, a state of unbidden joy, purity and light. Sat means being, and sattva is being-ness: abiding in your essential, unsullied nature. There are methods for cultivating sattva, and below are 11 of the best. If you can do just [...]

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Ganesha and Santa Claus

By | December 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|

In Hinduism and Vedic mythology, Ganesha is the elephant-headed boy with the big belly and (generally) jolly disposition. He has a lot in common with our own Saint Nick, and this time of year it’s fun to look at the similarities: Long trunk/long white beard- the trunk represents our spinal cord and nervous system, and [...]

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Brahmasthana- The Place of Spirit

By | September 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|

In Vāstu Shāstra, the Vedic science of placement, the brahmasthāna holds a special place of importance. Bhrahma Sthāna literally means place of spirit. The rule says that the center of any lot, house, room, or artistic composition should be free, open and uncluttered in order to invite prosperity, love, and divine inspiration. That means no [...]

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THE 5 LEVELS OF DHARMA

By | July 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|

A long time ago, the visionaries of the Indian subcontinent, (called ‘rishis’ or ‘seers’), discovered three basic truths. First, all beings want to be happy. How we define happiness differs among individuals and cultures, but this one truth remains constant. Second, they found that for long-term happiness, it is better to live with rather than [...]

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VASTU YOGA

By | July 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|

In the Vedic science of Vāstu Śāstra, structures are aligned to optimize the longevity and success of the people who dwell in them, whether they be temples, homes or businesses, and to promote the integrity of the structures themselves.  By practicing yoga, we too seek to improve our vastu- the proper alignment of our bodies, [...]

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THE REAL POWER OF MANTRA

By | July 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Amantram akṣaram nāsti, nāsti mūlam anauṣaḍham /                                                                       Ayogyaḥ puruṣo nāsti, yojakas tatra durlabhaḥ There is no syllable that is not [...]

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YEAR OF THE DWARF PLANET

By | June 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|

A NEW COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS A tagline in a number of astronomy magazines singles out 2015 as the "year of the dwarf planet"- in large part because two NASA expeditions, Dawn and New Horizons, reach their respective targets in 2015- the dwarf planets Ceres and Pluto. Dawn reached Ceres in March, and 9 years and 3 [...]

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NAMASTE- What’s Your REAL Name?

By | May 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|

“The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter, It isn't just one of your holiday games; You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.” -T.S. Eliot, The Naming of Cats The word “Namaste” is often used in yoga classes to mean [...]

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MUHURTA- The Yoga of Winning

By | February 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|

"As the night without a light, as the sky without the sun, so is a king without an astrologer; he stumbles like a blind man on the road." Imagine being able to affect the course of an event simply by changing it’s start time. The Sanskrit word Muhurta means ‘moment’- it’s also the name of [...]

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PREDICTING THE SUPER BOWL

By | February 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|

“Man, who could have predicted that ending, huh?” This, from the seat in front of me as our airplane readies for takeoff.  Later, after landing,  I hear snippets of the same conversation, as I find myself inadvertently eavesdrop on fellow passengers as they await connecting flights at the airport. Some version of this same conversation [...]

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