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About goldenstring

Please see my personal blog: You can learn about me and my personal connection with Bede Griffiths and the Ashram (Saccidananda Ashram, Shantivanam) from my books: Ashram Diary: In India with Bede Griffiths (O Books, 2009), and Yoga and the Jesus Prayer (O Books, 2010) Like Father Bede, I am a Camaldolese Benedictine Monk, and I live at Incarnation Monastery in Berkeley, California. Fr. Bede gave me sannyasa-diksha (initiation into India’s monastic way) on 22 August, 1984.

Vedic America

The following is a draft of the syllabus for a new course that I’ll be teaching next January (N.B.: I revised this syllabus on June 5, 2012). Hinduism in American philosophy and culture, following the historical outline of Philip Goldberg’s … Continue reading

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