Learn about passage meditation and the eight-point program developed by Eknath Easwaran.

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  • Passage Meditation:
    The Basics

    Learn how meditation works, what the benefits are, and try it out for yourself.

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Learn more about Passage Meditation, the Mantram, and the Eight Points

  • Passage Meditation

    Passage meditation, developed by Eknath Easwaran, is a practical and effective way to train your mind and find a more fulfilling life. With a regular practice, you’ll find greater peace and calm, and the ability to make positive changes in your daily life.

  • The Mantram

    The mantram is a practical, effective way to steady your mind throughout the day or night. You can find everything you need here to learn about what a mantram is, how it works, and how you can get started so you can see the benefits in your own life.

  • The Eight-Point Program of Passage Meditation

    Easwaran developed an eight-point program of passage meditation so we can lead the spiritual life and make our contribution, right in the midst of our homes, workplaces, and communities.

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Stories from the Worldwide BMCM Community

  • Meditation and Meaning in Work

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

  • The Mantram as a Tool for Transformation

    Chris in New Mexico shares how she used the mantram to stay kind in a difficult working relationship.

  • 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.

Featured Passage

  • The Prayer of Saint Francis

    This is an ideal passage for anyone beginning a meditation practice. It embodies the transformation and spiritual wisdom of this great saint.

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Inspiration from Easwaran

  • 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.

  • Building the Will

    Everything in life, everything in spiritual growth, Easwaran says, depends on strengthening the will. In this article he gives a number of small, practical steps showing where we can start.

  • Instructions in Meditation From the Gita

    In this six-minute video clip, Easwaran draws on verses from the Bhagavad Gita to present his instructions in meditation. When the mind is stilled, we will discover the divine spark within us.