Category: Techniques


A Window Into the Power of Silence

The following story relates some of the ordeals and revelations of practicing silence. It is the second contribution in a series of articles featuring how abstinence and austerities contribute to evolving meditative insight. Many years...


Abstinence and Meditation

Abstinence and restraint are terms used in many spiritual teachings of old. In its spiritual context, abstinence covers everything from fasting, cultivating celibacy, practising silence and regulating the breath to directing one’s thoughts away...


Beyond Comfort and Discomfort

I am thinking a lot these days about comfort and discomfort. A good friend of mine had an interesting conversation with our Guru the other day. My friend told him that he was going...