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Classes, Clay Ganeshas & Skits (youth camp)
Classes, Clay Ganeshas & Skits (youth camp)

Head stand during the morning hatha yoga session that begins at 6:45am. Those who come every year to camp can get into the poses very well. The group is divided into two – boys and girls. Easan and Dandapani take turns teaching each group, alternating every day. After hatha yoga is our morn...

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Ahimsa and our life (youth camp)
Ahimsa and our life (youth camp)

We’ve been using the book “Dancing with Siva” as our class text book. It was written by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami and published by his Himalayan Academy located at Kauai’s Hindu Monastery in Hawaii, USA. In today’s class I talked about ahimsa (noninjury). It is...

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Temple visits in Pittsburgh (Youth Camp)
Temple visits in Pittsburgh (Youth Camp)

Two buses were hired and we all barely squeezed in there for our excursions to temple in the Pittsburgh area. Everyone is dressed in beautiful Indian outfits and looking very elegant. One of the temples we visited is the beautiful Hindu-Jain temple Everyone is happy to be at camp and to spend so ...

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Hindu Youth Camp Begins
Hindu Youth Camp Begins

Off to the Sri Venkateswara (SV) Hindu Youth camp in Slippery Rock in Pennsylvania. The week long camp will host 96 campers from the ages of 8 to 18. I’ve been invited to be one of two teachers at the camp. A brief stop in Washington DC. A look at the Pentagon from the sky.…

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Yoga, meditation and philosophy (Youth Camp)
Yoga, meditation and philosophy (Youth Camp)

6:45am yoga and meditation. Our die hard yogis are there with sleepy eyes. For the young ones that have been coming every year to camp they are very familiar with most of the poses and can do them well. Savasana or the corpse pose is the favorite among the kids as you can image at…

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High Tea in Darjeeling
High Tea in Darjeeling

Famed for its tea, Darjeeling boasts spectacular views of the Himalayas and is one of India’s perfect getaways from the intense subcontinent. The New York Times photographic slide show of the tea industry in Darjeeling captures somewhat what it is like to be there. View photographs of Darje...

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What do I meditate on?
What do I meditate on?

Meditation needs to be approached in a positive and systematic way. We should make an outline of our meditation before we even sit down to meditate. If we don’t do this we’ll be running around in mental and subconscious circles. So, what do we actually do when we sit down to meditate?...

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Encountering the Subconscious
Encountering the Subconscious

In this evening’s class we covered the first thing that a serious meditator will encounter as he begins his journey within and that is the subconscious mind. To put it very simply. One could look at the mind as layers. You have the conscious mind then above it the subconscious and above tha...

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