Make Your Life a Work of Art

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

Become the Person 
You Want to Be

Your true self, wise and loving, is already within you. Meditation can help you shape your life, just as an artist shapes a sculpture. Read how meditation works through the story of the elephant.

  • The Story of the Elephant

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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.

Timeless Wisdom for the Modern World

The Blue Mountain Center of Meditation provides you with everything you need to start passage meditation, a spiritual program developed by Eknath Easwaran.

Easwaran, founder of the BMCM and renowned author, taught passage meditation for 40 years. Taking the timeless teachings of the great mystics, he created a practical program for spiritual living in our modern world.

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.

Meditators
Around the World

  • Laura, Denver, Colorado

  • Susheelkumar, Bangalore, India

  • Sam, New South Wales, Australia

  • LB, Chattanooga, Tennessee

  • 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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LB, Chattanooga, Tennessee

LB shares his reflections on both the effort and the benefits of maintaining a regular passage meditation practice.

I began meditating when I was 23. I had had no prior experience of meditation, but I was eager to deepen my spiritual awareness. The previous eighteen months of my life had been some of the most spiritually and emotionally difficult I'd ever known.

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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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