Easwaran’s Talks & Writings
Get inspiration and guidance directly from Easwaran in excerpts from his books, articles, and audio and video talks.
Invitation to a Journey
Easwaran tells the story of Humphrey the whale and presents the spiritual life as a great adventure, encouraging us to put full effort into our meditation practice.
Simple Is Beautiful
An ideal thinker is like an ideal shopper, Easwaran says – focused on essentials. With spiritual training, we can have minds free of worry and full of peace.
Meditation: Artistry for Living
Meditation comes first among spiritual disciplines, and it’s the perfect way to start the day. Easwaran offers brief instructions and an overview of the benefits.
Surfing the Waves of Life
Watching surfers out at sea, Easwaran invites us to train the mind and ride life’s waves with the same effortless grace.
What Is a Mantram & What Can It Do?
Easwaran explains the meaning and purpose of the mantram, describes its extraordinary power and invites us to try it out for ourselves.
Slow Down Your Mind: An Experiment
There’s a two-way relationship between a speeded-up mind and negative emotions, Easwaran writes. Meditation gets us back in control.
The Benefits of One-Pointed Attention
One-pointedness is essential for clear thinking and smooth functioning of the mind. Easwaran points out pitfalls and opportunities with this practice.
The Mind & the Elephant Trunk
With the story of the elephant walking along by market stalls, Easwaran draws an analogy with our wayward minds.
Choosing & Using a Mantram
Easwaran gives detailed instructions on selecting a mantram, and on how and when to use it. Every repetition helps.
The First Chapter of “Passage Meditation”
This long excerpt is the whole of the first chapter from Easwaran’s classic manual, with detailed instructions in his method of passage meditation.
The Elephant Sculptor
Through the story of the elephant sculptor, learn how passage meditation can help you make your life a work of art and become the person you want to be.