Stories From Meditators

Passage meditators worldwide share their experiences. Find inspiration, encouragement, and practical tips for your own practice.

  • It Takes Work but It's Worth It

    LB, living in Chattanooga, Tennessee, shares his reflections on the effort required to maintain a regular passage meditation practice, and the benefits it brings.

  • The Mantram as a Tool for Transforming Difficult Relationships

    Chris shares how she used the mantram to stay kind over the long haul in a difficult working relationship.

  • Experiments, Results, Conclusions: Starting a Meditation Practice

    Krishna shares his story about navigating the many phases between first reading an Easwaran book and establishing a daily meditation practice

  • Finding Easwaran & Establishing a Practice

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

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  • Applying Passages To Difficult Situations

    Can passages help a difficult work relationship? Abhijeet in Tomales, California, answers "Yes!" and shares some of his application strategies.

  • The Difference the Mantram Makes

    Myron shares how the mantram and meditation have helped him to transform his agitation at a family gathering.

  • Creating a Personal Retreat

    Paige, a passage meditator Sacramento, California shares how she creates a personal retreat to help her focus and strengthen her practice of the eight points from her own home.

  • 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.

  • From Reading to Living: Exploring My Spiritual Heritage

    Nikhil in New York shares how reading Easwaran's translations and commentaries on Indian scriptures led him to integrate his heritage of Indian spirituality into his day-to-day life.

  • A Week in Tomales: Before, During, After

    Krishna is a young adult living in Berkeley, California. He shares the experience and benefits of his first BMCM weeklong retreat.

  • 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.

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  • My Reasons for Attending Young Adult Retreats

    Isaac is a Young Adult (YA) living in San Diego, California. He shares how YA weekend retreats inspire his meditation practice.

  • Slowing Down in a Busy Workplace

    Merritt shares how her practice of the eight points, specifically Slowing Down, has helped her handle difficult conversations at work.

  • Giving Attention & Gaining Energy

    Kurt shares how he uses the eight points throughout his day to manage his energy, so he can be effective and efficient in completing a major project.

  • The Path to Detachment

    Sheryl describes how she transformed a negative tendency into a more loving one, using her practice of the eight points.

  • Meditation & Meaning in Work

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