The Five Kleshas: Ego (Asmita)

The Five Kleshas: Ego (Asmita)

By: Monica Ott “After the demands of the ego and its greed surrendered, the struggle for fulfillment of personal desires lessens; life takes on a new zest like a breath of fresh air.” -Swami Sivananda Radha The second klesha (the afflictions of the mind)...
Vasanas

Vasanas

By: Suzanne Scholten Last month our focus was ‘Samskara.’  Oftentimes people will lump ‘Samskara’ and ‘Vasana’ together, as we almost did, but as I was teaching and practicing to better understand my own samskaras, I started to...
Samskara

Samskara

By: Monica Ott At one time or another, we’ve all heard of the word ‘karma.’ Sometimes karma is viewed as this imaginary boogie man that’s going to come out of hiding and grab us when we least expect it. This karmic chain of destiny ominously...