New Articles by David Frawley

  • Chopra Center Articles By Vamadeva

    Various important articles reflecting Vamadeva’s teachings relative to the Primordial Sound Mantra Teacher Training at the Chopra Center University of which Vamadeva and Shambhavi are the main instructors for the advanced program. Mantra & Concentration Using Shakti Mantras to Enhance Your Primordial Sound Mantra Practice Soma, the Bliss Principle in Vedic Knowledge – Part 1 […]

  • Yoga Traditions and Dharmic Traditions

    From Keynote talk given for Sanchi University of Buddhist and Indic Studies, March 1, 2014, 2nd International Conference on Dharma-Dhamma. Vamadeva was one of the patrons of the conference.The chancellor is Lobsant Tenzin, Sangdong Rinpoche Yoga Dharma Yoga is one of the primary themes and most important practices in all Indic or Bharatiya Traditions along with […]

  • Mantra Yoga & Primal Sound

      Shakti Bija Mantras From Mantra Yoga and Primal Sound Copyright David Frawley 2010 Besides the mantric power of letters of the Sanskrit alphabet, there is another series of powerful bija or single-syllable mantras, which consist of several vowels or consonants. These come under the term ‘Shakti mantras’, as they are commonly used in the […]

  • Practice Pranayama to Access Higher Energies

    By Acharya David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri), Published in Tathaastu Magazine and Yoga Aktuel Germany Pranayama is a very deep but often misunderstood aspect of Yoga. From ordinary breathing practices to yogic mastery of the vital force and promoting the higher energy of consciousness, it is all pranayama at various levels. In the following article, […]

  • The Mantra to the Supreme Light

    Above is the Mantra to the Supreme Light, Param Jyoti Mantra, which is a famous Vedic, Vedantic and Tantric Mantra. We could also spell it phonetically as OM HREEM HAMSA SO HAM SWAHA! This mantra brings us into the Divine or inner light and causes it to resonate in our body, breath, speech and mind. […]

  • Relating to Spiritual Experiences

    If we take up any form of higher Yoga practice, pranayama, mantra or meditation, we are likely to have various experiences, some of which may be quite dramatic. These experiences may be spiritual, psychological or even physical in nature or some combination thereof. Most of these experiences are likely to be exhilarating and elevating, but […]

  • The Meaning of Maya: the Illusion of the World

      The great spiritual traditions of India commonly teach us that the world is Maya, usually translated as ‘illusion’ or ‘unreality’. That the world is Maya is the basis of the emphasis on yoga and meditation in Indian thought, which is regarded as the means of moving beyond Maya. The idea that the external world […]

  • Shiva, the Supreme Lord of Yoga

    The Great Unknown We live in a magical and mysterious universe pervaded by an unseen intelligence and subtle energies, which reach far beyond the merely human concerns that dominate our minds today. There is a sacred order to the cosmos, reflecting vast and eonic forces working at a different level altogether than our ordinary historical, […]