Link: Saint Herman of Alaska Monastery in Platina, California, USA

Welcome to the Saint Herman Monastery, Platina, California

Saint Herman of Alaska Monastery in Platina, California, USA

10 Beegum Gorge Rd, Platina, CA 96076, USA

Red Bluff, CA, to St Herman’s Monastery in Platina, CA

California Highway 36

Hydesville, CA, to St Herman Monastery in Platina

California Highway 36

HERE – Red Bluff

HERE – Platina

HERE – Platina

California Highway 36 on a motorcycle

California Highway 36 on a motorcycle

Pilgrimage to St Herman of Alaska Monastery in Platina, California, USA

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Through The Eastern Gate – Nilus Stryker, San Francisco, California, USA – From Buddhism to Orthodoxy

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WHAT ABOUT YOGA

Through The Eastern Gate

Nilus Stryker, San Francisco, California, USA

From Buddhism to Orthodoxy

Source:

http://www.sfaturiortodoxe.ro/en/index.htm

http://www.sfaturiortodoxe.ro/orthodox/orthodox_advices_yoga.htm

ORTHODOX ADVICES

Nilus Stryker, San Francisco, California, USA:

I had been a Buddhist for ten years. I was ordained after seven years of study with my teacher in a small family line of the Nyingma Lineage of Vajarayana (Tibetan ) Buddhism. I had a Spiritual Master in that lineage whom I loved and still love. He was, and continues to be an example of kindness in my life. It was through his instruction that I began to see the world with wider eyes and heart. I was ordained as a Ngakpa in the Nyingma Lineage. A Ngakpa is a tantric (priest) ordination that, though there are vows (damsig), those vows are not based on celibacy nor abstention from meat and alcohol. Our sangha were not renunciates but followed basic instruction in tantra and dzogchen; both based on transformation rather than renunciation and sudden moments of insight that flicker in duration and intensity leading to rigpa (a state of mind and perception based on relaxing into the natural state of enlightenment). Those moments were engendered by the energetic intervention of our teacher or our ability to “relax” into the fabric and texture of our experience of being and non being brought about by the practices we were taught. Over the years those moments seem to manifest in seeing the world more and more in kindness, gratitude and compassion. My teacher used to say that Buddhism was ninety nine per cent method and one percent truth. The practices in Buddhism are used to develop a clarity and sense of awareness that enable you to discern a reality not skewed by neurotic mind and habits of response.

We were a non liturgical lineage and had silent sitting and yogic song, mantra, and sets of psycho-spiritual physical exercises as the core of our practice. I made pilgrimages to sacred sites in Nepal and attended retreats with my teacher and vajra sisters and Continue reading “Through The Eastern Gate – Nilus Stryker, San Francisco, California, USA – From Buddhism to Orthodoxy”

Link: Conversions to Orthodoxy

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Conversions to Orthodoxy

Facebooks: Fr. Seraphim Rose, USA (+1982)

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Facebooks: Fr. Seraphim Rose, USA (+1982)

The Incredible Tale of Klaus Kenneth, Germany

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ATHEISTS MET ORTHODOXY

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The Incredible Tale of Klaus Kenneth, Germany

Source:

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JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY

After an incredible, almost unbelievable life, one man tells Theo Panayides how his search for love was finally successful.

Klaus Kenneth is God’s gift to newspapers. His life, as he tells it, has been so full of incident and adventure that the only problem for a journalist is how to fit it all in. He was a gang leader at 12, a terrorist at 22 and a junkie at 25. He’s been a Buddhist monk, a Hindu mystic and an occultist in Central America. He’s known Andreas Baader (of Baader-Meinhof fame) and Mother Teresa. The biography on his website (www.klauskenneth.com) offers more talking-points than could ever be encompassed in a single interview. Here, for instance, is the entry for the year 1980:

“Fribourg, Switzerland; Professor in Gruyeres (private school); demon attacks; destruction of all relationships; isolation accentuated; refuge in alcohol; ecstasy through dance; first letters about Jesus from Ursula.”

You don’t write a Profile about Klaus; the Profile writes itself.

Klaus Kenneth is also God’s gift to churches – especially the Orthodox Church, which is where he turned after decades of spiritual wandering, a meeting with Father Sophrony of Essex (a man whom he describes as “Love incarnate”) leading to a full Orthodox baptism in 1986. Klaus was in Cyprus for a few days, speaking – mainly in churches – about his turbulent life and recently-published autobiography Born to Hate, Reborn to Love (the better German title translates as ‘Two Million Kilometres of Searching’). We speak at the Church of Continue reading “The Incredible Tale of Klaus Kenneth, Germany”

Link: Atheists met Orthodoxy – When atheists met Orthodoxy Heaven flowered

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Atheists met Orthodoxy

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When atheists met Orthodoxy Heaven flowered

Video – Klaus Kenneth, Germany: Born to Hate, Reborn to Love – From Hippies, atheism, Hinduism, Buddhism & Protestantism to Orthodoxy

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ATHEISTS MET ORTHODOXY

Klaus Kenneth, Germany: Born to Hate, Reborn to Love

From Hippies, atheism, Hinduism, Buddhism & Protestantism to Orthodoxy