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July 28, 2019


The Power of Our Beliefs

Paula Whang-Ramos


"If we sincerely inquire into our behavior, we can discover the belief system holding it in place.
We can then change the belief and the behavior along with it."

~Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian, The Jewel of Abundance, p.147



Yogacharya's inspiration reminds me of a related teaching from Richard Bach in his book Illusions (1977, p. 75): "Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours." When we live from the thoughts of the mind, we may come to believe and live our stories of limitation, perhaps even defending our small-minded thinking. "I'd like to mature spiritually, but I am too busy at work...I'd like more inner clarity, but I am too busy with family...I know I should meditate more, but I am too busy with work and family!" It can be easy to get caught in the stories of the outwardly focused distracted mind, always struggling to control and survive. And, when we are ready to mature beyond surviving, and grow into the inner peace, clarity and wisdom of thriving, then it's time to change our focus.

In Yoga, we remember that the most meaningful life is lived from the inside-out, not the other way around. We can realize the stories we live and the limitations we defend are based on our choice to do so. Imagine instead, making life choices based on an accessible innate inner clarity and wisdom. Imagine being gracefully carried and guided through challenging circumstances in peace and infinite possibility. Imagine a life thriving and prospering on all levels in the Source that enlivens it. Our beliefs help or hinder our ability to live in this freedom. What will you choose to believe about your life today? Where will that take you?

Meditate superconsciously with us at Blue Lotus Center. Learn and live universal, holistic yogic lifestyle practices to access and live in the eternal wholeness that indwells us all. Awaken, study, and be inspired in a meditative community committed to reclaim and to live from the spiritual integrity and wholeness that we all are. Contribute to the realization of peace in our minds, our hearts, our families, our community and our world. Individuals from all and no faith traditions are welcome at all gatherings.

Blue Lotus Meditation & Yoga Center welcomes sincere seekers from all backgrounds.



July 21, 2009


The Grace Bestowing Presence

Paula Whang-Ramos


"I often think of my morning practice as an opportunity to just sit in what I experience as 'the grace bestowing presence'
- allowing my heart and my mind to be filled with the renewing peace and bliss of divine Consciousness."

~Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian, The Jewel of Abundance, pg.122



Some have informally referred to the incredible majesty of the Canadian Rockies as "the 8th wonder of the world". Looking directly at them, they seem to have an "other worldliness" to them, as if they were planted here from some other place. They almost appear artificial, because their beauty is so different from the surrounding terrain. And yet, they are not from another planet, they are not artificial, and they are exactly where they are supposed to be.

In the presence of such awesome natural wonder, we can experience the incredible Consciousness that creates such beauty. In our daily meditation practice, we can remember that the same Source also created us. In wholeness, we can be simultaneously humbled and divinely empowered to realize the glory and the grace, and the peace and the bliss of living in this Source.

Meditate superconsciously with us at Blue Lotus Center. Learn and live universal, holistic yogic lifestyle practices to access and live in the eternal wholeness that indwells us all. Awaken, study, and be inspired in a meditative community committed to reclaim and to live from the spiritual integrity and wholeness that we all are. Contribute to the realization of peace in our minds, our hearts, our families, our community and our world. Individuals from all and no faith traditions are welcome at all gatherings.

Blue Lotus Meditation & Yoga Center welcomes sincere seekers from all backgrounds.



July 14, 2019


Supporting Wholeness

Paula Whang-Ramos


"Yoga is the conscious, now, realization of what we are. Now is always our yoga moment.

Not later, not when, not if, simply now."

~Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian, The Jewel of Abundance, pg.58


"I'm too busy to eat in a healthier way. I'm too stressed to be happy. It's too late for me to find peace in my life." It can be too easy for us to rationalize away our opportunities to live happy and free. Thankfully, yoga offers the conscious turning and returning of our lives back to our essential wholeness and the goodness that we desire and need to live more fulfilling lives - in this lifetime.

Join us this Thursday for Living Peace Group as we explore 2 yogic practices, purity and contentment, to support our remembrance of the inner wholeness that waits to be heard by us. We will explore how choices that support healthier inner and outer environments can naturally help us enjoy and appreciate life. As we deepen our discernment of choices that support our inner contentment, and not the desire of the moment, we move even closer into realizing our innate peace, love and wholeness - in this lifetime.

Meditate superconsciously with us at Blue Lotus Center. Learn and live universal, holistic yogic lifestyle practices to access and live in the eternal wholeness that indwells us all. Awaken, study, and be inspired in a meditative community committed to reclaim and to live from the spiritual integrity and wholeness that we all are. Contribute to the realization of peace in our minds, our hearts, our families, our community and our world. Individuals from all and no faith traditions are welcome at all gatherings.

Blue Lotus Meditation & Yoga Center welcomes sincere seekers from all backgrounds.



July 7, 2019


Open Into Understanding

Paula Whang-Ramos


"Superconscious meditation gives us a systematic way to perceive that which is beyond the limits of mind."
~Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian, The Jewel of Abundance, pg.121



Have you ever gotten in a disagreement with someone, where you knew that you were right, and they were wrong? And, the more you try to tell them about your rightness and their wrongness, the more agitated and defensive you and they become? When we live from the duality of the mind, it is easy to get caught in this potentially harmful trap of wrongfully believing that winning a verbal debate is more important than the overall welfare of ourselves and another. Yikes.

Superconscious meditation provides a remedy to this recipe for harm by taking us beyond the limitations of the mind. In superconscious meditation, we let go of the small-minded need to "be right", and open into the soul calling to be whole instead. We stop using our divinely gifted Vital Force to disrespect ourselves or others, and instead use it to support the peace and unity that we all long for. We stop trying to be understood, and instead open into a deeper understanding of another. And, as we open, listen, and follow the soul's wholeness, we can come to appreciate these diverse, unique lives we have been gifted!

Meditate superconsciously with us at Blue Lotus Center. Learn and live universal, holistic yogic lifestyle practices to access and live in the eternal wholeness that indwells us all. Awaken, study, and be inspired in a meditative community committed to reclaim and to live from the spiritual integrity and wholeness that we all are. Contribute to the realization of peace in our minds, our hearts, our families, our community and our world. Individuals from all and no faith traditions are welcome at all gatherings.

Blue Lotus Meditation & Yoga Center welcomes sincere seekers from all backgrounds.