Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bruce Lee teaches the art of expressing ourselves honestly

I think Bruce Lee was a real artist and I don't say this just because he was an actor but also because of his approach to martial arts and life in general. When I was a kid I only knew him through a few of his films but after watching this famous "Bruce Lee 1971 Lost Interview" I realized that he had a lot more to offer, he was a real philosopher. He constantly asked himself "how can I express myself totally, completely and honestly, without lying to myself". And that was what Bruce Lee was trying to teach his students and his audience, the art of expressing ourselves honestly using martial arts and his films as means of expression.

The instant millionaire, by Mark Fisher


I just loved this book!! is so small, just about 150 pages long, so easy to read but still filled with so many inspiring words and and ideas to help us change our believes so we can become millionaires, and although the book talks about money the principles shared here by the author can help us achieve any kind of dreams. The book includes subjects like expanding our conciousness, mastering our mind, positive thinking and developing the power of concentration. It talks about understanding the power of the mind and utilizing that power to achieve all our dreams using simple tips like knowing what we really want, having a clear vision, courage and faith that we can achieve it. It even includes a concentration and a meditation technique.

Become authentic through meditation - The buddhist way

Photo of Sogyal Rimpoche
Sogyal Rimpoche
I practice meditation following the Raja Yoga path. I love it, it fits with my caracter and personality. However I do like to explore other forms of meditations like those from the Buddhist tradition. In this video Sogyal Rimpoche, a famous Buddhist monk and the author of "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying" explains in a very simple way what meditation really is. He doesn't talk about the technique, he is just explaining what meditation is, from the buddhist perspective. It's soooo simple. I have seen this video so many times, and every time I see it seems like I discover something new, he is indeed a great buddhist master. Lama Sogyal Rimpoche also appeared in the movie "Little Buddha"

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Root Institute in Bodhgaya

If you are traveling in India you should definitively visit Bodhgaya, not so far away from Varanasi. This is one of the holiest cities in India where prince Siddharta Gautama sat in meditation under the buddhi tree until he reached enlightenment and became The Buddha. The Mahabodhi Temple was built around the same place where Buddha attained enlightenment. It is a pilgrimage place, mainly for Buddhist of course, and you'll be able to see the Buddhist temples of all the different buddhist traditions like the Tibetan Buddhism, Chinese Buddhism, Japanese Buddhism, Thai Buddhism and many others.

Monday, April 12, 2010

One Month Meditation Course at Kopan Monastery in Nepal

Kopan Monastery
Me at Kopan Monastery
Four years ago I had the opportunity to do the Annual November One Month Meditation Course at Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. It was really an amazing experience, basically a dream made true. Since the first time that I saw the movie Little Buddha I dreamed to one day have the opportunity to live in a Buddhist Monastery for at least little while and to visit the Big Stupa in Boudhanath. This One Month Meditation Course gave me the opportunity to accomplish both dreams.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramahansa Yogananda


Autobiography of a Yogi, a book that changes people's lives, a classic among the spiritual books of the world. It's one of those books that you can read again and again and always discover something new. Every spiritual seeker, regardless of their path, has at one point or another come across this book. But, have you read it already? If not then now it's probably the time to do so.

The Bhagavad Gita


I'm not a very devotional person, and I normally don't talk about God, but every time that I read The Bhagavad Gita I just feel like God himself came down to the world and wrote this book with His/Hers/Its own hand. It was the first and the best yoga philosophy book that I’ve ever read. It has literally change my life and I hold it very dear to my heart.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Taming the Kundalini: Book by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Taming the Kundalini Book by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

The book "Taming the Kundalini" is a collections of letters written by Swami Satyananda Saraswati, disciple of Swami Sivananda, to one of his female disciples, a yogini. These letters are actually detailed instructions given to his disciple in order to guide her in her sadhana (spiritual practices) and to transform her into a real yogi. The letters include instructions on hatha yoga, meditation and much more.