New Articles by David Frawley

  • Vedic Yoga: The Path of the Rishi (Glimpse of New Book)

    By Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley, www.vedanet.com). Vedic Yoga like classical Yoga is a complex and many-sided discipline designed to address the needs of different levels and temperaments of individuals. Vedic Yoga addresses all of life and works with all of nature, like a symphony using many instruments, with many movements, scales, tones, and harmonics. Though […]

  • Shri Narendra Modi, Hinduism, and Resurgent India

    Let us support Narendra Modi in his endeavors and not look at him through the narrow lenses of older politics in America, which were often unfairly anti-India and anti-Hindu. By David Frawley, August 06, 2014 First published on Patheos.com Narendra Modi is rare among the political leaders in the world today in that he has […]

  • India Reborn 2014 -The Promise of a New Era

    The following article by Acharya David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) was first published by Hindu Human Rights on July 22, 2014.  India’s recent election – which brought Narendra Modi to power with a great majority – is clearly an important if not epoch-making event in the history of the country. It may be the most […]

  • Chopra Center Articles By Vamadeva

    Various important articles reflecting Vamadeva’s teachings relative to the Primordial Sound Mantra Teacher Training at the Chopra Center University.—- Mantra & Concentration Using Shakti Mantras to Enhance Your Primordial Sound Mantra Practice Soma, the Bliss Principle in Vedic Knowledge – Part 1 Soma, the Bliss Principle in Vedic Knowledge – Part 2    

  • Yoga Traditions and Dharmic Traditions

    From Keynote talk given for Sanchi University of Buddhist and Indic Studies, March 1, 2014, 2nd International Conference on Dharma-Dhamma. Vamadeva was one of the patrons of the conference.The chancellor is Lobsant Tenzin, Sangdong Rinpoche Yoga Dharma Yoga is one of the primary themes and most important practices in all Indic or Bharatiya Traditions along with […]

  • Mantra Yoga & Primal Sound

      Shakti Bija Mantras From Mantra Yoga and Primal Sound Copyright David Frawley 2010 Besides the mantric power of letters of the Sanskrit alphabet, there is another series of powerful bija or single-syllable mantras, which consist of several vowels or consonants. These come under the term ‘Shakti mantras’, as they are commonly used in the […]

  • Practice Pranayama to Access Higher Energies

    By Acharya David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri), Published in Tathaastu Magazine and Yoga Aktuel Germany Pranayama is a very deep but often misunderstood aspect of Yoga. From ordinary breathing practices to yogic mastery of the vital force and promoting the higher energy of consciousness, it is all pranayama at various levels. In the following article, […]

  • Unity & Pluralism in Dharmic Traditions

    By David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri, www.vedanet.com) One of the two keynote talks given at the close of the International Conference on Dharma-Dhamma, Bhopal, India, Sept. 23, 2012, which was attended by several hundred scholars from throughout the world. It followed the groundbreaking ceremony for a new university for Buddhist and Indic Studies at Sanchi, Madhya […]

  • Vedic Light and Tantric Energy Yogas

    By Acharya David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) Tantra and Veda: One Tradition A number of writers and teachers, particularly in Western academia, have tried to divide the two great traditions of India of Veda and Tantra as different or even contrary. Some Yoga teachers have uncritically taken up this view as well. They see the […]

  • The Mantra to the Supreme Light

    Above is the Mantra to the Supreme Light, Param Jyoti Mantra, which is a famous Vedic, Vedantic and Tantric Mantra. We could also spell it phonetically as OM HREEM HAMSA SO HAM SWAHA! This mantra brings us into the Divine or inner light and causes it to resonate in our body, breath, speech and mind. […]