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    Contrast and connection

    We don’t live in a peaceful world, not because this is impossible, but because we are not at peace in our minds. Peace stems from true inner silence, which is is the result of training the mind away from its mad theories and assumptions, and towards this moment, where change and connection with life are (instantly and eternally) possible. Understand…

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    Meditation for our Parents and Ancestors

    Follow this guided meditation for a deep practice in honour of our parents and ancestors. Thich Nhat Hanh’s original meditation practice is below. Healing Relations with our Parents Seeing myself as a five-year-old child, I breathe in.  Smiling to the five-year-old child, I breathe out. (Breathing in) Myself, five years old. (Breathing out) Smiling. * Seeing the five-year-old child as…

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    Grounding before taking off

    More than ever, our spiritual practice is vital to sustaining us every day, and in every moment in every day, without exception. When we can be with ourselves without anything added for several moments a day, perhaps gradually extending that to longer periods of time or more frequent moments of stillness and pure being-ness each day, we are practising living…

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    The masks we wear

    Most often, we don’t know the effects of our actions, or our inaction (both of which can be called karma), until long afterwards - if at all! We have to use our imagination, or logical reasoning, to project into the future the sort of result we hope to achieve, yet the results of our actions are never certain due to…

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    How are you?

    I appear to offer a wide variety of solutions coming from different angles, like yoga, ayurveda, mindfulness, or astrology, but ultimately, they all take us to the same point of balance - or sattva - which is where we thrive. Only the entry points are different.

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    From darkness to light

    asato mā sadgamayatamaso mā jyotirgamayamṛtyor mā’mṛtaṃ gamaya ~ Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad, 1.3.28* Those of you who followed my regular yoga classes (back in the day!) will remember this mantra we chanted at the end of each class. It is known as the pavamāna mantra, or (mental) purification mantra, meaning: Lead me from the unreal to the real, from darkness to light,…

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    Solstice Solar Eclipse Podcast

    Significant changes usually come from times of crisis. We have an opportunity now for change on a Personal and collective level that is rare outside of wartime. The economy and health crisis will no doubt worsen before they get better, so we must prepare to live differently and do whatever we can to help others, for everyone’s sake. A summary…

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    The ones we’ve been waiting for…

    Significant changes usually come from times of crisis. We have an opportunity now for a change on a personal and collective level that is rare outside of wartime. The economy and health crisis will no doubt worsen before they get better, so we must prepare to live differently and do whatever we can to help others, for everyone’s sake.