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Do you call yourself “spiritual?” Is that a religion? What does it mean? Does it mean you judge people because they don’t understand how elevated you are—because that’s what you are now, elevated—above other people? Swami Satyananda taught (regarding the […]

Vipassana is known internationally as a silent meditation retreat program. What is the philosophy behind this program? In the Buddhist tradition, vipassanā (Pāli) or vipaśyanā (Sanskrit: विपश्यन) is to see into the nature of reality or as the official Vipassana website claims, it means […]

Blue Mountains, Australia, 2010, I was enrolled in the most dreaded thing on my bucket list—my first Vipassana. Vipassana is a 10-day retreat in which participants take a vow of silence and are strongly encouraged to follow the program’s strict […]

Wake me up! “Please stop this suffering. I’m feeling blue. Depressed. Sad. Disappointed. Downcast. I’m losing hope. I’m starved of oxygen.” The all-too familiar cry for help. Has it happened to you before – or someone close to you? I […]

Call yourself “spiritual” – is that a religion? Does it mean now you judge people because they don’t understand how elevated you are, because that’s what you are now, elevated. Above other people. Swami Satyananda taught regarding the uncertain concept of the […]

  Rumi teaches that we don’t need to look on the outside – we can take ownership of our world – we can decide to create a fertile soil and to plant beautiful seeds so that they may grow –“This […]

Not a day goes by when we don’t have a new allegation, a new confession, a new apology. Whilst some accusations have a sound basis, the climate of judgement is toxic for all of us. It is a time of […]

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry words echo in my heart – “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” Our history and tradition has placed a demand of women to be […]

I entered into a very unhealthy relationship when I was in India, when I was like a slave to an Indian woman, and she was my Master. It was only a short few days, yet still deeply disturbed me. I realised […]

“Why do I need you in the light, If I do not find you in the dark” – Kahlil Gibran I speak to the wounded feminine. You know who you are. You’ve been suffering for aeons. Suppressed. Dishonoured. Disrespected. Taken […]