Dear constant reader,

In this edition, you can enjoy a variety of topics, from the Bhagavad Gita lessons, natural healing methods, problems with micro-plastics on the coast of Spain, personal experiences from pilgrimages in India, and part 5 in our ongoing series about the relation between energy centers, emotions, and yogic postures.

We also had a blessing to interview Dirk van Winjegard, a man who spent 33 years serving the helpless, poor and needy,

and we chatted with the writer, eco-tourism pioneer, humanitarian, and writer Tim Clancy about strength in vulnerability and collective healing.

Stasa’s Reminder – Part 05

How do we express our thoughts and feelings and listen to others? Focus on the Vishuddha – Throat Chakra

Ethos, Experience & Paradox in Tai Chi

According to the Masters of this art, there are keys to unlocking the circle of Yin and Yang: intention, attention, sensitivity, relaxation, and awareness. It seems that one leads to another, creating an infinite circle. 

We See the World as We Are

A story about Yudhishthira and Duryodhana

Seemingly Tiny Menace to the Beautiful Costa Dorada

Catalonia, the region in Northern Spain, has some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean. At first sight, these paradisiacal beaches ar perfect in every way, but after looking at the sand more carefully any nature lover finds disappointment instead of shells.

The Ocean of Compassion and the Triumph of Light

An account of a pilgrimage to the sacred abode of Lord Skanda.

How can Waking Up Early Keep a Smile on Your Face all Day

Changing old and adopting new habits is not easy. During joint meetings in this program, we encourage each other and make it easier to make ourselves take that first, most difficult step when we get up early and get out of bed. Just that one step we take in the morning is key to a better mood, success, and a greater sense of peace throughout the day. 

Review of Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letters To A Young Poet

This book is not simply collected correspondence either, it is instead a sheer display of passion packed into a few pages with such power that it pries open the very heart of any creative soul who sees these words or hears them spoken.

The Untold Story of Baba’s Boy

No encounter happens by chance, each one changes us, and at least for a bit, awakens something better in us. But this one moved us from our roots! We are honored to bring you The Untold Story of Baba’s Boy – an incredible and touching interview with a man who, despite a brutal and broken childhood, alcoholism, betrayals, and diseases, instead of giving up on life, managed to find a way into a world of selfless service

Overcoming Setbacks

We are elated when we succeed and devastated when we fail.  In the Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna was sorrowful because he had to fight a war in which there would be death and destruction.  Lord Krishna assured him that these things are momentary, and to emerge victorious, one needs to focus on higher principles, develop poise, and act.

Seek and Ye Shall Find 

A personal journey to find Soul, Guru and God

About the mind

A mind is a useful tool. Organized and fragmented, necessary for survival, it is wonderful and terrifying at the same time, like fire; however good he is as a servant, he is as bad as a master.

Bhagavad Gita – An Introduction

Bhagavad Gita was delivered by Krishna to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. Both of them were stationed on a chariot between the armies of the Pandavas and the Kauravas. Arjuna was bewildered about whether he should fight the war or not as his opponents were his close family members and teachers. Krishna then instructed him on what his duty should be.  

A Different Perspective on Healing and Masculinity

Tim Clancy, known affectionately as “The Bosnian Guy”, has lived and breathed the Balkan landscape and culture for the last 30 years. Public speaker, writer, eco-tourism pioneer, humanitarian, and father are a few among the many hats he wears. The Awakening Times had the opportunity to reach into the Croatian country solitude in which he is currently ensconced, and tempt him from the books he is currently hard at work on writing, to pick his brain about a few things.


Diseases don’t fall from the sky, we create them

Shiva and Shakti

Explorations of Love, Balance, and, Inner Awareness

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