Contemplations of the Eckankar faith

Saturday, March 28, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Nirvana, bliss or ethereal consciousness can be reached by many means. Some Buddhists achieve it by meditating in Vairochana's posture, some Hindus through hatha yoga, and for the members of the Eckankar religion who gathered at the Interfaith Center in Columbia to practice the HU exercise souls travel in waves of inner light and sound.