Is it necessary to learn Heartfulness from a trainer? Can I not learn it on my own?
The main purpose of learning from a trainer is for them to impart yogic Transmission. As already proposed, you can determine for yourself whether a trainer is necessary or not by conducting a simple experiment. Simply meditate on your own without a trainer, and when you are satisfied that you have fully comprehended that experience, meditate along with a trainer, at which time you will receive yogic Transmission. Compare the two experiences. Only by conducting such an experiment will your heart be convinced.
You can reach out to a trainer either in person at our Heartfulness Centers, or from the comfort of your home or office by logging into the HeartsApp and requesting an introduction to the practice.
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Beyond Traditional and Modern
Jyoti Bhatt is a celebrated and awarded artist, best known for his work in painting and printmaking, as well as his photographic accounts of rural Indian culture and folk art. He and his colleagues founded the “Baroda School” of Indian art. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2019, and has been honoured with five Lifetime Achievement Awards. In August 2021 he had a conversation with ANANYA PATEL, musing about his life and his art. Excerpts from that conversation are presented in this 2-part series, along with some of his work.
Discovering the Self: The Art of Removing and Creating Habits
Daaji continues his series on refining habits, in the light of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga and current scientific and yogic principles and practices. This month he shares his insights on the fourth Niyama, swadhyaya, which means self-study and self-awareness. It is one of the fundamental pillars of emotional intelligence.
A Formula for Inner Strength
François Bouderlique shares some very practical ideas on how we can move forward toward a “new normal” in our post-Covid world. They are not new ideas, instead coming from the timeless wisdom of two great sages from India, Swami Vivekananda and Ram Chandra.
Heartful Communication: Listening with the Intent to Understand
In this 3-part series, LIZ KINGSNORTH introduces the value of effective communication, the basic principles of Heartful Communication, and how it can guide our understanding of our personal feelings and needs, and the feelings and needs of others, ultimately leading to a more consistent state of harmony. In part 3, Liz shares how listening can be a powerful and empathetic tool of communication.
The Biology of Time
DR. SATCHIN PANDA is a leading expert in the field of circadian rhythm research. He is Associate Professor in the Regulatory Lab at the Salk Institute, a Pew Scholar, and a recipient of the Dana Foundation Award in Brain and Immune System Imaging. His book, The Circadian Code, has helped many people to regain their energy, sleep well and lose weight. Here he is interviewed by UDAY KUMAR on how he developed the ideas in his book, and what inspired his research.
Ancient Wisdom On Nature And The Climate Crisis
DR. ASLAM PARVAIZ is a teacher with a passion. Coming from the Islamic tradition, he integrates the wisdom of the Quran with a scientific attitude toward Nature, the environment, and our responsibility as human beings. In November 2020, DR. PARVAIZ was interviewed by ELIZABETH DENLEY and KAMBIZ RAVAN from the Heartfulness Institute.
How to Nurture Your Children's Inner Strengths
ANNIE MURPHY PAUL is a journalist and author whose books include Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of our Lives, The Cult of Personality Testing, and The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain. In part 2 of this interview by UDAY KUMAR, she speaks more about interoception and self-awareness, and how gestures and physical expressions are as important as verbal communication in helping our children to learn.
We Are All Indigenous Global Citizens
WAKANYI HOFFMAN is a Global Education Specialist and founder of the African Folktales Project. Here, she speaks with SARA BUBBER about the value of storytelling and passing down wisdom through generations, her Kikuyu culture, and how all of us are indigenous people contributing to the world.
What Are Our Feelings Telling Us? Heartful Communication
In this 3-part series, Liz Kingsnorth introduces the importance of effective communication, some principles of Heartful Communication, and how we can better understand our personal feelings and longings, and the feelings and longings of others. In Part 2, Liz explores why we think and behave the way we do, giving examples of how our communication will improve as a result of this understanding.
CHANGE IS THE ULTIMATE CREATIVITY
UPAMA RAJASEKHAR is a Brighter Minds facilitator. Here, PURNIMA RAMAKRISHNAN meets with her and some of the children she facilitates in the program, to learn firsthand about their experiences.
An Exclusive Interview With Nandakumar Narasimhan
The Little Red Train
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Paying a Heavy Price
Despite a new mechanism forjudicial appointments and transfers being in place, judges are transferred without assigning any reason. This will adversely impact the justice delivery system of High Courts
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