Featured Easwaran Article
The Lesson of the Lilac
“Nothing in life is more pressing than learning to face death,” Easwaran writes, in this uplifting article full of stories, insights, and advice. He explains how to use our understanding of death and dying to live life more meaningfully right now.
Easwaran's Teachings on Illness & Death
The Mantram at the Time of Death
The mantram offers huge emotional and spiritual support when we’re with someone who’s dying, and when we face death ourselves. Easwaran explains what happens at death and how we can prepare for it through our own ongoing spiritual practice.
The Second Half of Life
The second half of life is a time when we should grow to our full stature as human beings, Easwaran writes, and focus on what matters most.
Learning to Forgive Ourselves
As we grow in spiritual awareness, we become more aware of mistakes we’ve made in the past. It’s a painful process, but Easwaran gives us practical, compassionate advice for dealing with guilt.
Featured Easwaran Video
Charles the Cat
In this full-length video, Easwaran reflects gently on the passing away of Charles, a BMCM cat, and goes on to explore the meaning of death and the urgency of our spiritual practice.
More Stories From the BMCM Community
Healing With the Mantram
Susan shares how her practice of the eight points helped her find peace at the time of her mother’s passing. She also suggests creative ways for using the mantram at a challenging time.
The Best Support as You Get Older
Norma is a longtime meditator – she started in her 30s and was 87 when we talked to her for this interview. She tells how Easwaran’s eight-point program is giving her even more support and purpose in her later years.
The Support of Satsang
Lisa shares how satsang (spiritual fellowship) gave her support and helped her deepen her practice after an unexpected loss.
Featured Passage for Meditation
Do Not Look with Fear
This warmly reassuring message and firm declaration of faith comes from Saint Francis de Sales. It is a favorite passage for many of the longtime meditators in our Setu program for older people and for those facing terminal illness.
Support Your Mantram Practice
Easwaran Sings His Mantram
Support your mantram practice by drawing inspiration from this recording of Easwaran, singing his own Hare Rama mantram.Listen & learn more
Program: In-Person Setu Half-Week Retreats
Setu Half-Week Meditation Retreat
These retreats are based on the concept of Setu (Sanskrit for “bridge”). The Setu Program says that death is not the end of life but the closing of a chapter, and that what comes next is shaped by how we think and live today. Setu retreats are for people who are over 65, or facing a life-threatening illness.Learn more