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Dear Brother William,

Can mantras such as Mrityunjay mantra, Gayatri mantra, etc. be chanted anywhere and at anytime (of course one should be clean enough and also the surroundings)?

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Dear Gaurav,

Thank you for your question.

Sri Chaitanya said, "No times are set, no rites are needful, for chanting of Thy Name, so vast is Thy mercy."

If you have faith in the purifying power of God's name, you can chant anytime and anyplace with great benefit.

Best wishes,

Brother William  

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William Schindler, a.k.a. Brother William

Expertise

I can answer questions about Vedanta philosophy, Patanjali Yoga philosophy and practice, Tantra, Bhagavad-Gita, Upanishads, Vivekachudamani (Shankara`s Crest-jewel of Spritual Discrimination), Advaita (non-dualism), the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda tradition, Goddess worship, meditation practice, Hindu monasticism (sannyasa), and Sanskrit.

Experience

I've been studying and practicing Vedanta and Tantra since 1969.

Organizations
I'm the founder and spiritual director of Ashram West, a gay spiritual community based on traditional Hindu Tantra. I have been a member of the Vedanta Society of Southern California since 1969.

Publications
I have three books in print: GAY TANTRA, ESSAYS ON GAY TANTRA, BLOOD OF THE GODDESS.

Education/Credentials
I hold a B.A. in Sanskrit (UC Berkeley 1975) and an M.A. in clinical psychology (Antioch University 1986).

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