Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Art of Expressing Ourselves Honestly: Bruce Lee Lost Interview

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 ideas to help us change our beliefs 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. 

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 character 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.
Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Root Institute in Bodhgaya

Root Institute in Bodhgaya

If you are on a spiritual trip in India you should definitively visit the Root Institute, a Buddhist meditation center in Bodhgaya. Bodhgaya is one of the holiest cities in India where prince Siddharta Gautama sat in meditation under the Bodhi tree until he reached enlightenment and became The Buddha.
Monday, April 12, 2010

One Month Meditation Course at Kopan Monastery in Nepal [Review]

One Month Meditation Course Nepal

Four years ago I had the opportunity to do the one-month meditation course at Kopan, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal.  It is also known as the November course because it runs every year from November till December. It was really an amazing experience, basically, a dream made true.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramahansa Yogananda

Autobiography of a Yogi, a book that changes people's lives, is 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, seems to have at one point or another come across this book.

The Bhagavad Gita: Best English Translation [with or w/o commentary]

The Bhagavad Gita. What is this book about?

(updated in 2022) As a devoted student of the Gita, here is my selection of the best Bhagavad Gita translations in English, with and without commentary, for beginners or serious students. 

But first, I'll give you a brief introduction explaining what is the Bhagavad Gita and what is its message. This sacred book has literally changed my life. Who knows, it might do the same for you.
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 collection of letters written by Swami Satyananda Saraswati, a 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.