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Ajayan Borys is the author of Effortless Mind: Meditate with Ease. He has traveled the globe exploring human potential practices, studying with such figures as the Maharishi and Amma, the hugging saint. He hosts Mind Matters Radio on Alternative Talk Radio, and teaches workshops and retreats on meditation and spiritual relationships near Seattle and in the Himalayas. Visit him online at www.ajayan.com.
On the music portion of the show, we interview award-winning singer-songwriter Gina Citoli. Her powerful music has been used by NASA and in international CD compilations for peace. We talk about her lively one-woman cabaret, that mixes music and message. Her website is www.thecityoflightproductions.com.
Ajayan has been exploring and teaching a variety of meditation practices since 1970. In the early 70′s, he spent several years studying in residence under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the Transcendental Meditation Program®. For the next ten years, Ajayan taught the TM Program®. Since then he has traveled the globe continuing an impassioned exploration of consciousness and developing human potential through various meditation and yogic practices.
From 1994 to 1998 Ajayan studied with India’s most widely revered living woman saint, Mata Amritanandamayi (Ammachi, the “hugging saint”), living at her main ashram in Kerala, India, and serving as the meditation teacher there. While in India Ajayan also spent time with holy men and yogis in the Himalayas of Uttaranchal—a haven for saints throughout the ages—and researched the spiritual practices indigenous to that area. Having made a study of meditation his life, and having instructed and guided thousands in meditation in North America, Australia, Europe, and India, Ajayan has gained wide renown as a consummate meditation teacher.
Ajayan is a registered hypnotherapist in Washington state, a Reiki Master, and a certified Enneagram teacher. Ajayan Borys (aka Henry James Borys) is author of Effortless Mind: Meditate with Ease (New World Library, 2013)
Daniel Ladinsky is a renowned translator of Hafiz and Rumi. We will also play an encore of my interview with Daniel where we discuss his translations of Hafiz.
An engaging conversation.
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Project Empowerment is delighed to have Ajayan Borys
He is the author of Effortless Mind. He has traveled the globe exploring human potential practices. The host of Mind Matters Radio on Alternative Talk Radio, he teaches workshops and retreats on meditation and spiritual relationships near Seattle and in the Himalayas.
Visit him online at www.ajayan.com
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Cindy and Linda, through the Art of Joyful Living , are on a mission to bring you information, strategies, and tools to help you lead a more joyful life and create more successful businesses. And that is why they are so excited to introduce Ajayan Borys to the AOJL audience!
Almost all individuals who are financially successful have one tool in common: they incorporate some sort of meditative practice into their daily lives.
Internationally renowned meditation teacher, Ajayan Borys, and author of Effortless Mind: Meditate with Ease, empowers readers to enjoy exceptionally deep meditation, whether they are brand new to the practice or have been meditating for years.
In today’s interview, Ajayan will address and demonstrate:
How to integrate the benefits of meditation into daily life An easy and effortless way to practice increasing your “mindfulness” Mantra meditation in the heart center to dissolve stress and tension Ajayan has traveled the globe exploring human potential practices for over 40 years. The host of Mind Matters Radio on Alternative Talk Radio, he teaches workshops and retreats on meditation and spiritual relationships near Seattle and in the Himalayas. Visit him online at http://www.ajayan.com
If you love the Art of Joyful Living, you will also love Healing With The Masters. Jennifer McLean has a wonderful line-up of guests this season (as usual). We'll be enjoying it, and you can too: http://tinyurl.com/hwtm11
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Our guest on this Chi For Yourself says true meditation, the deepest meditation, is not difficult at all. In fact Ajayan Borys says any form of meditation that is difficult will not be effective. Ajayan says meditation is about doing less and less until you are doing nothing, simply being. Ajayan Borys is the author of Effortless Mind: Meditate With Ease.
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Beginners and long-term meditators alike will appreciate Ajayan Borys’ counter- intuitive teaching that one needn’t control the mind to experience the benefits of meditation. Instead, as with falling asleep, ease is essential. Effort fuels accomplishment in the world of action, but in the realm of meditation, struggle blocks success. And just as dreams are a natural part of restful sleep, thoughts during meditation are no obstacle to receiving wonderful, revitalizing results.
With clear, user-friendly instruction, Ajayan presents classic techniques that can empower even beginners to experience deep, effective meditation and can help meditation veteran s go deeper. Offering eye-opening insights about finding growth and bliss in everyday life, Effortless Mind is filled with the practical and inspirational wisdom of a consummate teacher.
Ajayan Borys (a-Jay-an Boris) (aka Henry James Borys) has been exploring and teaching a variety of meditation practices since 1970. In his younger life, he studied in residence under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the Transcendental Meditation Program® and spent a decade teaching the TM Program®. In the mid-90s, he studied with India’s most widely revered contemporary female saint, known as the “hugging saint” Mata Amritanandamayi or Ammachi, A-ma-chi), serving as the meditation teacher at her ashram in Kerala, India. Upon his return the US, he founded a uniquely effective program of meditation, called Effortless Mind®. http://www.ajayan.com/
After spending my whole life in small town Illinois, Debra R. Borys moved to big, gritty Chicago. From country roads to “L” trestles, from swallow’s nests and corn fields to pigeon shit and stinking alleys. Something drew me there and kept me there for four years–a need to look the not so pretty in the face and say screw you. Maybe that’s why I developed such an appreciation for those who live there, especially the people of the streets. They’ve been kicked in the face, cursed and, worst of all, ignored and yet they continue to say screw you. They fight to survive, to thrive.
Painted Back twists the reality of Chicago’s homeless community with murder, corporate greed, and a bizarre collection of freeze-dried corpses.
A homeless man in a glass coffin, that’s all Jo Sullivan was looking for, some new material for her column in Winds of Change, a weekly rag willing to dust the dirt off the seamier side of Chicago. But after she nearly turns a street kid into a hood ornament, the tip dropped by a fifteen year old prostitute starts to look more like a front page two inch headline. When the young girl disappears, her friend Chris hints of a room filled with corpses on display like an exhibit at a wax museum, and Jo and Chris team up to uncover the truth behind Sloan and Whiteside’s funeral home.
10% of the author profits will be donated to homeless services, including The Night Ministry in Chicago, in appreciation for the work they do in helping the homeless. Ms Borys encourages anyone who reads her books to also support any program working to eliminate homelessness.
Debra's show time has been changed to 8:00 pm Thursday June 14 Former Chicagoan DEBRA R. BORYS spent eight years volunteering with homeless on the streets of both Chicago and Seattle. She is a freelance writer and the author of several published short stories. Currently she is working on a second novel in the Jo Sullivan series which combines mystery and suspense with the reality of throw away youth striving to survive.
What is Painted Black about?
Painted Black is a suspense novel about a missing street kid named Lexie Green, who at fifteen years old is selling her body to survive. When reporter Jo Sullivan realizes no one seems to care about what might have happened to her, she teams up with Lexie's friend Chris to learn the truth. By investigating Sloan and Whiteside's funeral home, they put themselves in danger of becoming part of a bizarre collection of freeze dried corpses.
Join the women of Wise Bear Books as we discuss the latest Digital Media News. Today's Guest: Debra Borys, author of Bend Me, Shape Me Got a question about publishing, e-readers or the latest digital technology? Go to www.wisebearbooks.com and submit your questions via the online contact form... www.wisebearbooks.com/contact.
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