Invocation 1 The Sun Never Says by Hafiz 3 True Love Is For Fools by Swami Kripalu 4 The Man With The Funny Yoga Mat by John Mundahl 5 The Paradox Of Our Age by the Dalai Lama 7 Wouldn't It Be Funny? by Yogi Amrit Desai 8 Beauty Arises In The Stillness Of Your Presence by Eckhart Tolle 9 Yoga, On The Other Hand by Dr. David Frawley 10 A Practice For Touching Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh 11 My Soul Mate, Where Are You? By John Mundahl 12 You Cannot Receive Love When Your Heart Is Clenched by Dr. Henry Emmons 13 If The Buddha Dated by Charlotte Kasl 14 We Call A Halt from the United Nations Environmental Sabbath Program 15 Creating A New Way Of Life by Shakti Gawain 16 We Are Travelers On A Cosmic Journey by Deepak Chopra 18 Where Is God For The Lutheran Girl Who Turned To Zen? by Karen Sunna 19 Green Cheese by John Mundahl 21 Earth, Teach Me A Ute Prayer, Native American 22 A New Dream by Don Miguel Ruiz 23 The Final Analysis by Mother Teresa, original version by Kent M. Keith 24 The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer 25 The Super Bowl Yogi by John Mundahl 27 Sir, What Do You And Your Monks Practice? by Thich Nhat Hanh 29 The Day I Discovered the Meaning of Love by Helen Keller 30 A Grieving Woman And The Mustard Seed a Buddhist parable 32 Are Your Potatoes Heavy? author unknown 33 It's Simple author unknown 34 An Evening Darshan by John Mundahl 35 Beyond Even The Solid Me by Nancy Ann James 37 He Is The Yogi from The Bhagavad-Gita 39 Our First Play Date by John Mundahl 40 Yoga Has Taught Me Much by Elizabeth Anderson 41 It Felt Love by Hafiz 42 A Blessing by James Wright 43 A Lotus For You, A Buddha To Be by Thich Nhat Hanh 44 The Man Who Was Going To America by Swami Kripalu 45 The Eyes Of Rumi by John Mundahl 46 Awareness And The Mind by Dr. David Frawley 47 The Journey Of Transformation by Yogi Amrit Desai 48 I'm Back Now by John Mundahl 49 A Meditation On Kindness by Charlotte Kasl 50 That Is The Glory Of The Mystic by Annie Besant 51 The Beginning of Freedom by Eckhart Tolle 52 The Sermon Of Saint Francis To The Birds author unknown 53 The Dancer and the Starfish author unknown 54 The God Who Only Knows Four Words by Hafiz 55 The Cider Stand by John Mundahl 56 Heartprints author unknown 57 This, Too, Shall Pass by Maria Garcia 58 The Charity Loved By The Lord by Swami Kripalu 59 The Promise by John Mundahl 60 The Debt Of Karma by Yogi Amrit Desai 61 A Higher Level of Healing by Dr. David Frawley 62 He Thinks He's Somebody by John Mundahl 63 Now Is The Time by Hafiz 64 Know The Sweet Joy Of Living In The Way by The Buddha 66 Final Advice by John Mundahl 67 A Discourse On Love-Metta Sutta (Suttanipata 1) 68 The Old Master Whips The Young Prince by Swami Kripalu 69 I Am Already by Danna Faulds 72 Swami Rama And The Fire by Swami Rama 73 Pondering The Dharma by John Mundahl 74 Yoga, My Dad, And Me by Rebecca Mundahl 75 A Practice for the New Millennium by the Dalai Lama 76 The Saint And The Scorpion by Swami Kripalu 77 Delight In Waking Up by Yogi Amrit Desai 79 I Am Spirit by Deepak Chopra 80 The Dream Keeper by John Mundahl 81 Yoga, A Gift From The Sages by Swami Rajarshi Muni 84 From Nothing To Everything Just As It Is by Nancy Ann James 85 A Prayer For The Powerless by Sister Mary Ann Kelley 87 What Is The Root? by Hafiz 88 Consciousness Is Love by Dr. David Frawley 89 Lord, Cast Your Sweet Gaze On Me by Swami Kripalu 90 Choose Yin by Sister Mary Ann Kelley 92 Whenever You Watch Your Mind by Eckhart Tolle 93 The Perfect One from The Bhagavad-Gita 94 In Celebration Of Morning Light by John Mundahl 95 A Christian Prayer for Peace by St. Francis of Assisi 96 A Hindu Prayer for Peace author unknown 97 A Zoroastrian Prayer for Peace author unknown 98 A Baha'i Prayer for Peace author unknown 99 A Buddhist Prayer for Peace author unknown 100 A Jain Prayer for Peace author unknown 101 A Muslim Prayer for Peace author unknown 102 A Native American Prayer for Peace author unknown 103 The Corner Of Hollywood And Vine by John Mundahl 104 A Beautiful Continuation by Thich Nhat Hanh 105 The Buddha's Discourse on Good Will 106 I Will Leave Yoga Class Rested And Still by John Mundahl 107 The Sky Hunter by Hafiz 108 Brother Sun, Sister Moon by St. Francis of Assisi 109 Humility Is Perpetual Quietness Of Heart by T.T. Carter 110 A Meditation On Healing Another by John Mundahl 111 Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle 112 Contraction And Expansion by Swami Rama 113 Release The Need To Save People by Sanaya Roman114 Wherever A Lamp Goes by Swami Kripalu 115 A Meditation On Breathing by Margaret Koblasova 116 Resting On A Mountain Ledge by John Mundahl 117 A Precious Human Life by the Dalai Lama 118 A Wise Being Lives Inside Of You by Shakti Gawain 119 Our True Heritage by Thich Nhat Hanh 121 The Fawn by John Mundahl 122 Keepers author unknown 123 The Saint Who Couldn't Practice What He Preached by Swami Kripalu 124 A Meditation On Cosmic Justice by John Mundahl 126 The True Peace by Black Elk 127 Last Respects author unknown 128 The Angel Of Struggle by Swami Kripalu 129 Our Notion Of Death by Thich Nhat Hanh 130 Mother And Child by Yogi Amrit Desai 131 Put Your Inner Female In The Guiding Positionby Shakti Gawain 132 Don't Let It Die An Orphan by John Mundah 134 Your Journey Inward by Swami Rama 135 The Good News by Thich Nhat Hanh 136 Shy One by John Mundahl 137 Oh, Great Spirit, Whose Voice I Hear In The Winds by Lakota Chief Yellow Lark 138 Wooden Bowls author unknown 139 Practicing Silence by Deepak Chopra 140 You May Have Heard That God Is In Us by Thich Nhat Hanh 142 Sick With Fever by John Mundahl 143 The Disciple Who Almost Drown by Swami Kripalu 144 It Is Peace by Barb Larson Taylor 146 Offer Your Heart by Yogi Amrit Desai 148 All Life Is Yoga by Dr. David Frawley 149 Choose Your Part, Then by John Mundahl 150 Growing Good Corn author unknown 151 Consciousness: The World Within by Dr. David Frawley 152 The Straw On The River Ganges by Swami Kripalu 153 A Sanskrit Salutation To The Dawn author unknown 155 Interdependence by the Dalai Lama 156 Mullah Nasrin and the Dandelions a Sufi story 157 The Trip Home by John Mundahl 158 That Man Alone Is Wise from the Bhagavad-Gita 159 The Compulsive Thinker by Eckhart Tolle 160 The Wise Woman and the Precious Stone author unknown 161 The Broken Glass Jar by John Mundahl 162 I Am There For You by Thich Nhat Hanh 163 How Hafiz Became A Sufi a traditional Sufi story 164 So Far Today author unknown 166 A Meditation On The Deathless Self by Dr. David Frawley 167 Somebody Else by Shoshannah Brombacher 168 A Special Meal author unknown 169 Today I Make Peace With My Body-Home by John Mundahl 171 Be the Buddha by Eckhart Tolle 172 The Two Women a Buddhist parable 173 Your Sweet Voice by John Mundahl 174 Rest At The Feet Of The Lord by Swami Kripalu 175 I Turn To Thee, Blessed Mother by John Mundahl 176 Take, These, My Final Words from the Bhagavad-Gita 177 Ending Blessing 178 Acknowledgments 179
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John Mundahl: John Mundahl has been a yoga teacher and practitioner for 36 years. He was a resident at the original Kripalu Yoga Ashram in Sumneytown, Pennsylvania from 1977-1981, the four years of Swami Kripalu's remarkable stay in the United States. He is a retired ESL public school teacher, return Peace Corps Volunteer, an Ayurvedic Health Care Educator and the author of 12 books including: Tales of Courage, Tales of Dreams, a collection of short stories. From the Heart of the Lotus, the Teaching Stories of Swami Kripalu, Soul to Soul: Poems, Prayers and Stories to end a Yoga Class, A Sunrise of Joy, the Lost Darshans of Swami Kripalu, and The Swami Kripalu Reader, Selected Works from a Yogic Master. His short stories appear in his book: Through the Looking Glass, Stories and Poems from the Road. His poems appear in his book: The Awakening, Poems of Love and Joy for the New Earth. He has served in the Peace Corps three times, in Venezuela, Romania and Costa Rica. He lives in southern Minnesota.