Guru Pūjā: A Basic Manual

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Guru Pūjā: A Basic Manual

An introduction to the ritual worship of śrī sadguru. This pūjā can be easily modified to worship any deity.

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Sanskrit Pronunciation: A Practical Overview

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Sanskrit Pronunciation: A Practical Overview

My goal with this guide is to not only tell you how to sound the letters (there are countless pronunciation guides online for that!) but to give a deeper unerstanding of the sounds and how they are formed in the mouth (and why almost all of the pronunciation guides online are wrong).

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You Came For Me

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You Came For Me

A poem for my beloved guru.

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He Ambā — Part 1

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He Ambā — Part 1

Part 1 of what will likely be several posts about recording this beautiful song.

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The Mission

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The Mission

For as long as Bolo! has been a band, we have used the following short description:

“Bolo! offers ecstatic live kirtan that is easily accessible, and honors the authentic roots of traditional Indian devotional singing.”

For me, this is not just a short bio of our band, but is more like a personal mission statement.

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About This Journal

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About This Journal

With this journal I hope to put into words my thoughts and beliefs about kirtan, devotional yoga, the Sanskrit language, and how we can use these tools to get a first-hand experience of the Divine.

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Mantra for Peace

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Mantra for Peace

A short but powerful shanti mantra.

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The Astral Origins of Sanskrit

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The Astral Origins of Sanskrit

How saṃskṛta was discovered within ourselves.

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Jaya and Vijaya — The Gatekeepers of Heaven

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Jaya and Vijaya — The Gatekeepers of Heaven

The story of how prejudice, no matter how slight, can have grave consequences.

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Lord Rama's Healing Mantra

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Lord Rama's Healing Mantra

A prayer to Lord Rāma for healing and prosperity.

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The Mystery of Karma

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The Mystery of Karma

Karma — it is a greatly misunderstood concept in the West.

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Landslide Chant

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Landslide Chant

The story of how right attitude can make even the most difficult situations turn out absolutely wonderful.

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Tungnath

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Tungnath

An adventurous journey to the highest Shiva temple in all of India.

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