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Open mind, beginner’s mind

bandhur ātmātmanas tasya yenātmaivātmanā jitaḥ anātmanas tu śatrutve vartetātmaiva śatruvat “For one who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, the mind will remain the greatest enemy.” Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 6, verse 6 Today is known as Akshaya Tritiya in the Vedic […]

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Never give up and always let go!

According to the ancient Yoga Sutra, a Raja Yoga text which shows the way to a calmer mind and inner peace, two of the most important concepts in yoga are practice (abhyasa in Sanskrit) and non-attachment (vairagya). As one of my early yoga teachers told me, another way of saying this is “never give up […]

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Mindful Mondays

Food for body & soul with Susan Hopkinson & Teresa Fernandez-Gil, PhD Join us one Monday each month to practice mindful consumption and healthy eating with two experts in their field. Susan begins each session with a discussion and practice of mindfulness centered on mindful eating, then Teresa guides us step-by-step through the preparation of […]

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Mindfulness of Maya

Brahma Satya Jagat Mithya ~ “pure consciousness is the only reality; the physical world is virtual reality.” On a recent visit to Bruges, it occurred to me that this charming city could be a brilliant metaphor for the ancient Indian concept of Maya. On the surface, it’s a beautiful and vibrant town that attracts hundreds […]

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Shoot for the Moon!

Many people are experiencing a restless sense of treading water without progressing as quickly as (or in the particular way) they would like to, and there can be a pent-up desire for change that is frustrated by the need (?) to balance goals and dreams with everyday life. Part of this frustration comes from not […]

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Are you sure?

There is a lot of mixing of modalities these days, often blending yogic or Buddhist concepts with new age ideas that reflect an individual’s desire for things to be as they would like them to be (coming from the mind, or ego) rather than an understanding of things as they are. Ancient teachings are based […]

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Welcome to Inspiration’s Open House Day!

Our Open House takes place on Sunday 11 January 2015 from 10 am!

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Spiritual Book Club

An ecumenical spiritual book club open to all who want to share the journey through the writings of those who have lived extraordinary and inspiring lives.

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Mindful Living

This course is an invitation to move towards greater balance, peace and participation in life through a more conscious awareness of our attitudes, feelings and impulses.

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Prolong the summer with an Ardennes retreat!

A weekend retreat at Radhadesh in the Belgian Ardennes From Friday 26 to Sunday 28 September 2014 Take a brief respite from daily life and enjoy the many facets of yoga, plus great vegetarian food, and the fresh air and beauty of the Ardennes at Radhadesh (Château de Petite Somme) in Durbuy. Attend the entire […]

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