July 1, 2022

What do I want and why? This is the most fundamental question, whether we are planning a meal, a project, a life decision, or a contemplative inner journey. The why of what we do colors the doing, the perception of its results, and everything in between. There are endless possibilities for self-deception if the why of what

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January 25, 2021

What are you willing to give up? On the spiritual path, this is one of the fundamental questions, one that usually brings up a torrent of fears mixed with incredulity. What do you mean “give up”? Why would/should I give up anything? Sure, these are valid concerns. Perhaps we should backtrack a bit… Why Tread

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December 1, 2020

After months of dedicated work by my uber-talented team, the Śabda Institute is finally taking shape… This institute found its origins in my confused and rebellious mind as a cardiologist just out of training. The insights and challenges of my own inner journey were often at odds with the vagaries of life. It was simply not enough

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July 13, 2020

There is an ancient question that is asked in ever-new ways, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” There are, of course, many different contexts in which to examine this question, but the one where it gains great importance is on the mystical path. Before we get into this, we must examine how we

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March 14, 2020

During these times of the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread fear and concern, I’ve been asked to address what this means for our inner journey. In our tradition of Śrīvidyā (and Śākta Tantra in general), we deal with calamities, catastrophes, and world events in extraordinary ways. In addition to using commonsense approaches of being safe and

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