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The Greatest Gift: Trust in my Teacher

This contribution in the form of a letter has been written by Dr. Krishna Narasimhan. Dear Radhika Ma, Ever since I was a teen, I always had this anger about the whole universe. While this anger probably stemmed from an inability to handle the challenges in my life, it expressed itself through...

Beyond Worldly Desire

Sreeram from Bengaluru, India, shares his personal journey of self discovery. When I was about 27 years old, I was gripped by an intense desire to get a degree in Master of Business Administration (MBA). This desire was partly driven by fear and partly by a desire for recognition. I felt, at the...

With Endless Gratitude - A personal experience

This article, narrating her personal journey and her experiences studying with Radhikaji, has been written anonymously by a sincere seeker from Nepal. I can still remember that night when all of a sudden certain questions  rose spontaneously within me. I was a child then. I don’t recall my...

Mastering Pranayama

New Book release by Radhikaji It is common knowledge that pranayama is about breathing exercises. Right? Wrong! Radhika Shah Grouven divulges some of the secret practices of the mysterious Oral Tradition to challenge this popular belief. Breathing exercises are not pranayama; they prepare you...

Our Mentoring Retreat

Small groups can get very intense. That was true for the mentoring retreat as well.  We have been together for years, meeting regularly and enjoying profound discussions. The deep sharing and the profound teachings together with intense meditation sessions resonated with all of us. There were...

Himalayan Retreat September 2017

After our last retreat early this year, many of you asked when we would have our next retreat. Our next retreat is in Rishikesh in September 2017. This retreat will be an opportunity to go within and intensify your practice. You will be encouraged to take up special practices or observances during...

A wonderful retreat with Radhikaji December 2015

The Himalayan Retreat in Swami Rama’s Ashram, Rishikesh was a wonderful experience for everyone. There were 20 of us from 5 different countries. Of these 10 persons were already part  of the THATfirst Family. India 7Germany 6U.K  5Nepal 1USA 1 We had daily sessions from 10 am to...

Himalayan Retreat with Radhikaji

The 10-day Self Transformation Retreat from December 28, 2015 - January 6, 2016 will take place place in the idyllic ashram of Swami Rama on the banks of the river Ganga.  The Ashram of Swami Rama, known as Sadhana Mandir is located in Rishikesh, Garhwal Himalayas, India. Retreat...

The Origin of Om

A unique and touching interpretation of how the sound Om or AUM originated, by Swami Rama from his lectures on the Mundaka Upanishad.  The first letter of AUM is A. How did they find that A? They started studying the language which is spoken between the two, the language of love, between...

Yoga Values and Leadership

Radhikaji was invited to the Leadership Practice Week at the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar where she spoke on the topic "Yoga Values and Leadership."  The average person so completely associates Yoga with some form of gymnastics that little is known...

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