“Make Your Life a Work of Art”

–Eknath Easwaran

Through meditation and training the mind, you can become your true self. Discover how.

Timeless Wisdom for the Modern World

Eknath Easwaran, founder of the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation (BMCM), taught passage meditation for 40 years. Taking the timeless teachings of the great mystics, he developed a practical program for spiritual living in our modern world.

Eknath Easwaran

Easwaran lived what he taught, giving him lasting appeal as a spiritual teacher and author of deep insight and warmth.

Today the BMCM carries on Easwaran’s work, giving you everything you need to start passage meditation. We believe that training the mind helps you and everyone around you. It’s a great adventure, a challenge that brings joy and meaning to life.

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    Read more on spring at Ramagiri, and the inner transformation of spiritual flowering, as Easwaran’s teachings are brought to life through people around the world.

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Become the Person 
You Want to Be

Your true self, wise and loving, is already within you. Eknath Easwaran’s method of passage meditation can help you shape your life, just as an artist shapes a sculpture. 

Read how meditation works through the story of the sculptor and the elephant.

  • The Story of the Elephant

    See how meditation can help you make your life a work of art and become the person you truly want to be. Eknath Easwaran, spiritual author and teacher, invites us all to explore the benefits of meditation in this timeless story.

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The Key is Meditation on a Passage

All the wisdom traditions of the world have their own great spiritual texts, or passages. These passages convey our highest ideals and the qualities we most admire.

Meditate on these passages, and these qualities will come alive in you, too.

Around the World

  • Laura, Denver, Colorado

  • Susheelkumar, Bangalore, India

  • Sam, New South Wales, Australia

  • Myron, Petaluma, California

  • Chris, Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • Fleur, Leiden, The Netherlands

Laura, Denver, Colorado

Laura shares her story of finding passage meditation and her path to establishing a regular daily practice.

I was on my own small search for meaning, and for the most part I was disappointed by the lack of answers. The general plan or arc of our lives (school, work, family) seemed devoid of the richness and magic I craved from life.

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Susheelkumar, Bangalore, India

Susheelkumar describes how he established a daily passage meditation practice, and the results he's seen in his personal and work life.

I work for a major telecommunication company in Bangalore, India. I write this article to tell you how Eknath Easwaran’s eight-point program is helping me to have a more meaningful work life in the midst of a high tech, fast paced work environment.

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Sam, New South Wales, Australia

Sam describes how Easwaran’s book "Conquest of Mind" set him on a life-long spiritual journey with passage meditation.

My journey began when a long held idea was comprehensively challenged: the idea that professional success is a universal panacea. At the time this caused considerable turmoil and doubt – if this was not true what else was untrue? What forms the foundations of a meaningful life? What was I meant to be doing for the next 50 years? Questions that I had never stopped to consider were demanding to be answered.

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Myron, Petaluma, California

Myron shares how he has come to understand the mantram and meditation as truly powerful aids to overcoming unwanted habits within the family context.

I had been practicing and meditating some time, but agitation at family gatherings was not going away and was quite frankly, a plague that I wanted to be rid of. Through meditation and practice of the eight point program my awareness of this problem had come into sharper focus.

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Chris, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Chris reflects on how she used the mantram to transform a difficult working relationship.

In my daily reading from the Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living, I had come across a new challenge. Sri Easwaran said that if a person was irritating you, your best approach was to seek that person out, spend time with him, focus on the good in him. 

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Fleur, Leiden, The Netherlands

Fleur describes her strategies for sustaining a practice with limited access to a local passage meditator community.

As a native of the Netherlands,  I have been practicing Easwaran’s method of meditation since my undergraduate years. In Holland, meditators are not thick on the ground, so I have my own strategies for maintaining a regular practice.

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