Love’s Shining Peace

by Cyndi Craven

Love’s the only gift you’re given you can’t keep
If you hide it deep inside, it goes to sleep
And I know we’ll find one day
All the things we gave away
On the road to finding Love’s Shining Peace.

The History and Impact of the 
Swami Prabhavananda – Christopher Isherwood 
Bhagavad Gita Translation

by Dharmadas (Jon Monday)

Since it was first published in 1944, the Swami Prabhavananda/Christopher Isherwood Bhagavad Gita, with an introduction by Aldous Huxley, has become one of the most widely read English translations of the Hindu classic, having sold over one million copies. Many American college and university students first encountered this translation as a required text…

Four Contemplations

by Peter Venable

within my screen-in back porch—
a bright-billed Cardinal fed
her chirping and chirping juvenile chick,
who zoomed after her into a spruce.

Christopher Isherwood & the Monastery
– Part 1

by Anna Monday (Urvasi)

A Day in the Life
[July 16, 1943] Rich is here in the morning, sawing wood with Web. He has been around ever since Swami returned home, popping in and out, quite one of the family again. No one knows just what he plans to do.
Later…Swami Vishwananda got hold of me and put me through a regular examination on the mudras we use…

The Symphony of Religion

by Swami Yogeshananda

My title is, the symphony of religion. Sri Ramakrishna used to say, “Why should I be monotonous? A flute has many holes; shall I go on playing one note over and over? Why not sound all the notes, using all the holes to play a merry tune?” He wanted to enjoy God through the many ways in which He has been found. And he reported that he discovered the same truth at…

Four Poems

by Aradhita Chattopadhyaya

The King and The Kid
(Janaka and Ashtavakra)

It was dark a night, with light very dim,
There was a boy with light within him.
The king was in dark, when he reached the kid
The king was the king of the world indeed.

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