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Unlocking Real Magic: Navigating the World Beyond Magical Thinking

In this conversation, we unravel the age-old question: What sets apart genuine magic from mere wishful thinking? Join us as we explore the intersections of consciousness, transhumanism, and the mystical, providing insights that go beyond the surface and learning to distinguish true magic from the illusions of the mind. Uncover the wisdom of ancient practices like mantra meditation and discover the practical insights that can shape our reality and allow us to live a magical […]

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Sangha for Mother Earth: A Spiritual Perspective on Healing the Planet

Explore the spiritual dimensions of environmental activism in this insightful community conversation on interconnectedness, conscious consumption, and the profound impact of individual actions. Gain valuable insights, hear diverse perspectives, and find inspiration for your own journey towards eco-conscious living.  Transcript HARI-KIRTANA DAS: Welcome everyone and thank you so much for being here for our December Community Conversation. Today, we are going to be speaking about spirituality and environmental activism. And I think our timing for

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Spirituality in Action: Yogic Perspectives on Suffering and Social Change

Embark on a profound exploration of suffering, compassion, and activism in this enlightening community conversation that unravels the connection between spirituality and addressing societal change. Discover practical ways to incorporate spiritual practices into your activism and witness the transformative impact of merging compassion with action for the betterment of all. Transcript HARI-KIRTANA DAS: Thank you all very, very much for being here. It is a great pleasure to have you all here with me and

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Surrender vs. Control: Navigating the Path to Spiritual Growth

In this insightful conversation, we delve into the profound concept of surrender in yoga philosophy. Join us as we explore the essence of surrender, its significance in spiritual growth, and how it can transform our lives. Whether you’re a seasoned yoga practitioner or a newcomer on a spiritual journey, you’ll gain valuable insights into surrender and its role in deepening your connection with the divine. Transcript HARI-KIRTANA DAS: Greetings, everyone, and thank you once again

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Overcoming Obstacles To Yoga: Hidden Barriers to Spiritual Life

Unravel the complexities of the human mind and explore the barriers that hinder your path to self-realization. In this thought-provoking conversation, you’ll discover how egoism, attachment, aversion, and the primal fear of death often shape our perceptions, leading us away from our true selves. Drawing wisdom from ancient texts like the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, you’ll discover practical insights for navigating life’s challenges and gain a fresh perspective on how these barriers often shape our

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‘Spirit Soul’ – a Small Phrase with a Big Meaning

My spiritual teacher, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, had many extraordinary talents. One of them was his ability to come up with simple English phrases to express complex philosophical ideas that are packed into compressed Sanskrit aphorisms. ‘Spirit soul’ was one such phrase that he frequently used to differentiate our essential spiritual nature from the material nature of the bodies we inhabit. He would often say, “We are spirit souls, not this material body.” A question

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