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Vedanta in Rishikesh, day 4

Vedanta in Rishikesh, day 4

26 September 2005 Twenty-five years ago there was no TV in India except for the largest cities. Now there are TVs in most homes, even in remote areas. Once there was only one channel, now there are 37 even in Rishikesh, 100 in Delhi, with news, comedies and soap operas, where there are always problems. […]

Vedanta in Rishikesh, day 3

Vedanta in Rishikesh, day 3

24 September 2005 Another beautiful day at the Dayananda ashram in Rishikesh, and Swami Brahmavidyananda is explaining some basic principles of Vedanta… Thinking covers a broad spectrum, he tells us. Just as there are shades of grey between black and white, so thinking can vary in its quality. Certain objects give us pleasure. Therefore, we […]

Vedanta in Rishikesh, day 2

Vedanta in Rishikesh, day 2

23 September 2005 Swamiji talked about looking at a colored piece of cloth and being able to clearly determine whether it’s red or yellow or green. But with ourselves, self-recognition isn’t so easy. There’s a gap between who we are and who we want to be. To apprehend the difference, we have to think about […]

Vedanta in Rishikesh, day 1

Vedanta in Rishikesh, day 1

In September 2005 I accompanied a group of jyotish students to Rishikesh, India. We stayed at the Dayananda ashram for a week and a half, attending nine days of classes with our teacher, Hart deFouw, on the subject of the nakshatras. While there, we were privileged to also receive a morning discourse on the subject […]

Book release: STELLAR ASTROLOGY by Alan Annand

Book release: STELLAR ASTROLOGY by Alan Annand

STELLAR ASTROLOGY by Alan Annand: applications of jyotish (Vedic astrology). This is a compilation of essays on techniques, in-depth celebrity profiles, and analysis of mundane events. A highly informative reference work intended for serious students of astrology, it is written in a clear and lively style by an astrologer experienced in both western and Vedic systems. Available in […]