Panchakarma :

For a residential, traditional Ayurvedic cleanse, I recommend two panchakarma places in the US. One is The Ayurvedic Center of Vermont, and the other is The Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM.

Informational websites:

I'm profoundly grateful to my teachers, Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Scott Blossom, Chandra Easton, Chip Hartranft and Dr. Claudia Welch. Scott & Chandra's website has a plethora of useful information, as does Claudia's.  You can find Dr. Lad through the Ayurvedic Institute, listed above.


Ayurveda: Life, Health and Longevity  by, Robert Svoboda   /  A Path with Heart  by, Jack Kornfield    /  The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali  by, Chip Hartranft   /  Feeding Your Demons by, Tsultrim Allione /  Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life by, Claudia Welch /  In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by, Dr. Gabor Mate /  Unlimiting Mind by, Andrew Olendzki

Just as there is a space between
the clouds in the sky,
there is a space between your thoughts.
This space is the doorway to the divine.

If you identify with your thoughts
you become the thinker.
If the thought brings fear,
you identify with that fear
and you become afraid.

But you are not that thought.
You are not that fear.
You are that vast space.
Thought and fear live in you.
When you fight with your thoughts,
you lose your energy.
Just watch the space between two thoughts.
In that silence there is no mind.
The gap enhances and you become empty.
Let that inner space expand
in all directions equally
Like a breeze meditation comes to you.
The sunlight is always there,
you only need to open the door.

— From "Strands of Eternity" by, Vasant Lad