Inspiration

Find fresh inspiration in our selection of Easwaran’s teachings, meditation passages, and BMCM community stories.

  • Direct From Easwaran

    Whether you’re a longtime meditator or are new to Easwaran’s teachings, the BMCM offers you access to an extensive archive of Easwaran’s audio and video talks. We invite you to enjoy these talks and absorb his timeless teachings.

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Easwaran's Talks & Writings

  • Spiritual Education & Right Occupation

    In this 30-minute audio talk, Easwaran shows how the great mystics of the world can help us answer the age-old question, “What should I do with my life?”

  • A Light in the Darkness

    To make our full contribution, Easwaran writes, we need to train the mind to be at peace and then radiate that peace to all those around us.

  • Dealing Calmly With Criticism

    In this four-minute video clip, Easwaran offers wise, practical advice and a touch of humor to help us face criticism with a calm, detached mind.

Thought for the Day

Short readings from Easwaran, based on quotes from the world's saints, sages, and philosophers. Deep inspiration, one day at a time.

To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle,
Every cubic inch of space is a miracle.
Every square yard of the surface of the earth
Is spread with the same. . . .
What strange miracles are these!
Everywhere . . .

Walt Whitman

Stories From Meditators

  • The Power of the Mantram

    Myron shares how the mantram and meditation have helped him to transform unwanted habits within the family context.

  • Eight-Point Program Parenting

    Adam and Emily, a couple from Alameda, California, are using the eight points to find balance, unity, and spiritual growth in their life with a new baby.

  • Finding Support for My Practice

    Fleur, living in the Netherlands, shares some of her strategies for sustaining a practice when she didn't have access to a local passage meditator community.

Featured Passage

  • Living in Wisdom

    These verses from the Bhagavad Gita give an inspiring description of the ​illumined man or woman​, and are perfect ​for meditation.

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