King intended these words as a comment on the Vietnam War specifically, and on war generally, but when I hear them I think of more day-to-day concerns, and of the way in which our ideals—the way we want to live our lives—become separated from how we actually live, moment by moment. We may want peace in our lives, but we more often end up with strife.
It seems every close relationship we enter is begun in the future hope of continued shared happiness, intimacy, and joy. And yet if we’re not careful we end up with distance, bitterness, and blame. We’d like to get from point A to point B, but end up at point … Read more »
Wildmind has begun creating YouTube versions of our mantras and of selected guided meditations. There’s a 10 minute limit on YouTube videos and most of our meditations are 20 minutes or longer, so we’re going to have to record some short tracks specially.
We started with a YouTube video of the Om Shanti mantra. If you like the mantra, please give the video a rating after listening.
You can view all of Bodhipaksa’s YouTube videos here.
We hope that these videos will help the benefits of meditation to reach a wider audience.