Welcome from Shyamatara Das. This website is a way of sharing some thoughts, spiritual practices, techniques and resources for living a full, beautiful life. I plan to include content focusing on a wide range of topics: service, bhakti, meditation, plant-based cooking and more.
It is my hope that we can get to know each other, and learn from each other.
You can contact me by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The photo above is a small murti, a candle and some stick incense as I have them set up each morning for prayer time. I’ll be describing some of my own habits and practices in detail here as we go along. They vary from time to time, but what I have found to be most important is to recognize the value of a regular daily practice of some sort. The best practice for each of us is the one that we will actually do each day.
It’s not always easy to find a good way to live in the world. When things are difficult, when I feel inpatient or frustrated or confused or overwhelmed, I try to remember this advice from Krishna Das. “Just calm your ass down and do some practice.”
Each time we pray, or chant, or meditate, or contemplate, we plant a seed. By Grace, some of those seeds take root, and grow, and eventually produce good fruit. Spiritual development is, more than anything else, this process of ripening.
Welcome, once again. I thank you for visiting this site, and look forward to getting acquainted with you.
Oṃ Tāre Tuttāre Ture Svāhā!