Jesus Meditating with OmOriginal Christianity is direct, living, personal connection and communication with the Lord Jesus Christ as his disciple. This is accomplished through the Sacraments, those rites of spiritual purification and empowerment instituted by the Lord Jesus himself and continued by his Apostles and their successors. (See The Yoga of the Sacraments.)

Original Yoga is the union (yoga) brought about by meditation on either Divine Silence (see The Breath of Life) or Divine Sound (See So’ham Yoga). Both paths were well know to Jesus the Master Yogi from his years spent in India.

Original Christianity and Original Yoga have one purpose and effect: the liberation of the disciple-yogi through returning their consciousness to its original state of knowing they are one with God and part of Infinite Being.

Dhammapada for Awakening

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The Dhammapada for Awakening: A Commentary on Buddha's Practical Wisdom

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Dhammapada for Awakening: A Commentary on Buddha's Practical Wisdom

Drawing on the proven wisdom of different ancient traditions, and the contemporary masters of spiritual life, as well as his own studies and first-hand knowledge of the mystical traditions of East and West, to Abbot George Burke illumines the practical wisdom of Buddha in the Dhammapada - and more importantly, and make thatmakes that teaching relevant to present day spiritual seekers.



Learn Meditation

Discover two paths of meditation: Silence and Sound.

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How to Meditate

Meditation is also of two kinds: action and inaction. In one we actively engage in a process which elevates the consciousness to the point of liberating it. In the other we do nothing at all but allow the consciousness to liberate itself in silent inactivity.

These two paths are the path of Divine Sound, the path of Action, and the path of Divine Silence, the path of Inaction. Both lead to the same result: Liberation (Moksha).


Krishna and Arjuna on the Battlefield of Kurukshetra

Gita for Awakening

Discover the riches of the Bhagavad Gita in this unique commentary.

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Bhagavad Gita for Awakening

If you had one spiritual book to study for the the rest of your life, the Gita would be it. This commentary illumines its usefulness for the aspiring yogi.


Jesus and India

The Christ of India

Jesus spent much of his "Lost Years" in India. Find out the significance here.

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The Christ of India

Read the in-depth collection of information regarding Jesus' stay in India and how it affected his teachings.


Jesus and the Last Supper

Christian Yoga

Learn how to make Christian worship a tool for spiritual growth.

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Yoga of the Sacraments

Discover the inner side of the Christian Sacraments, and increase your understanding of how to effectively make them a part of spiritual life.


Yogis who saw Jesus

Yogis and Jesus

Many modern yogis have had visions of Jesus. Discover more here.

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Yogis Who Saw Jesus

The day our Original Christianity and Original Yoga website was launched we received an irate communication from one of those Western “Hindus” that believe they are more truly Hindu if they hate other religions–especially Christianity–and deny that Jesus ever existed. Here is our answer:


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Saint Augustine wrote in the fourth century: “The identical thing that we now call the Christian religion existed among the ancients and has not been lacking from the beginnings of the human race until the coming of Christ in the flesh, from which moment on the true religion, which already existed, began to be called ‘Christian.’” Read more about Original Christianity
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“This is the bridge to immortality. May you be successful in crossing over to the farther shore beyond darkness” (Mundaka Upanishad). The bridge is Yoga Meditation, according to all the major scriptures of India and those Masters that have crossed the bridge and become Immortal and Free by themselves practicing and achieving perfection in Yoga. Discover more about Original Yoga
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Except for the New Testament, very few early Christian writings have survived. Those that have, such as The Odes of Solomon, The Gospel of Thomas and a handful of fragments, show a very different Christianity from that of today. To supply this defect, we must look to the East–especially India where Jesus spent over half his life. As a Saint Thomas Christian priest once remarked: “You cannot understand the teachings of Jesus unless you know the scriptures of India.” Explore Dharma for Awakening
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Light of the Spirit Monastery is an esoteric Christian monastic community for those men who seek direct experience of the Spirit through meditation, sacramental worship, discipline and dedicated communal life, emphasizing the inner reality of “Christ in you the hope of glory,” as taught by the illumined mystics of East and West. Special attention is also given to the pre-Christian roots of the Gospel of Christ, especially those in India. Find out more about Light of the Spirit Monastery
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