The Transforming Power of Breath

“Sweep away negative or self-defeating thoughts with a conscious out-breath. Welcome happiness back into your heart and mind with a conscious in-breath. It takes only one transforming moment, one breath.”    Yogacharya O’Brian Breath – a natural process of the body.  We don’t need to think about it, it happens automatically.  Yet the breath can become a powerful tool when we… Read more →

Serve Life

“The inclination to thrive, prosper, and fulfill our potential is the natural impulse of our divine capacity as spiritual beings.” ~Yogacharya O’Brian As we prepare to reopen our doors on July 11th, I greet you with sweet anticipation. Not only are we preparing the physical space for your arrival, but we are also holding the vision of a healthy and… Read more →

Embrace the Light

“A worried mind lives in an imaginary future. An unhappy mind lives in the storied past. Only a peaceful mind abides in the grace-filled present. In the light of the present, worries flee like a mirage in the hot desert.” ~Yogacharya O’Brian With the changing of the seasons, it can be helpful to pause and reflect on our spiritual practice. … Read more →

Cultivate Faith in Your Practice

“The inclination to thrive, prosper, and fulfill our potential is the natural impulse of our divine capacity as spiritual beings.”                                                                                                 ~Yogacharya O’Brian   With Springtime in the air, the natural world is teeming with new life. Dormant seeds spring forth coloring our hillsides with beauty. It is powerful to remember that this same impulse to express fully resides within… Read more →

Let Love Lead the Way

“Turn your thoughts to God with the intention of living in harmony with divine love, the law of your being. Then simply be present. Love will guide you. Love itself will introduce you to Supreme Love.” ~Yogacharya O’Brian As we continue to witness injustice and acts of hate across our nation and the world, feelings of anger may arise. Kriya Yoga… Read more →

Give Yourself Grace

“God’s grace sustains us, the teacher’s grace opens us to possibility, and our own grace frees us.” ~Yogacharya O’Brian Today, I offer a prayer of love and compassion for all families in the world today. Given outer conditions, no one would deny that parents have been challenged, stretched, and summoned to bring forth their inner resources, more now than ever,… Read more →

Be Grounded in Joy

“The influence of environment is powerful. We are wise to consider it.” ~Yogacharya O’Brian The current outer environment’s influence upon our well-being may feel overwhelming at times.  We may lose our balance and find ourselves feeling anxious, disconnected from our Source and others.  Perhaps our usual ways of obtaining equilibrium are not working and we are finding it difficult to… Read more →

Open to Receptive Stillness

This poignant moment in time marks the second year that our family will forgo our annual tradition of traveling up North to the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment for the Soul Liberation service followed by time spent with extended family and friends. Rather, we will stay close to home, attend the service online, and honor the arrival of Spring by admiring… Read more →

Imagine the Freedom of Living in the Soul

“Imagine being spiritually enlightened.  Don’t allow yourself to be confined by mundane circumstances, subjective (mental and emotional) conditions, or mental processes.  Imagine that you are always established in conscious awareness of your pure essence – which is a unit of the pure essence of ultimate Reality.” ~Roy Eugene Davis Yesterday, March 27th, marked the second anniversary of the mahasamadhi (conscious… Read more →

Embracing Unity

“We are at a choice point of how we move forward toward the promise of justice, and spiritual practitioners can bring their gifts of awareness and compassionate action to bear.” -Yogacharya O’Brian I am saddened by the surge of violence against Asian Americans playing out in our world today. Following the shootings in Atlanta, I hold our Asian American communities… Read more →

Behind the Veil of Separation

“The experience of divine grace is a glimpse behind the veil of separation, a vision of wholeness that frees us from fear.” ~Yogacharya O’Brian As I walked along the beach this past week, I looked up at the hills in the distance and noticed that there was a fine mist distorting my view.  As I contemplated on what I was… Read more →