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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 […]

TV blaring the “false” news from across the globe, social media screaming out events of friends and workmates, text messages bubbling over and missed calls on mobile phones…to the sounds of thunderous traffic outside, engines blurring, honking – where is […]

When I was much younger, I remember being mesmerised by adult interactions. Not for the content, what interested me more was the emotional responses. I couldn’t understand why certain ideas would create vehement emotions, often with seemingly instantaneous and irrational […]

We all face hardship and suffering. The idea that we can make a change, an internal shift and in some way transform or transmute our inner experiences, is in itself inspiring. The support we can get from practising visualisation or […]

What is the meaning of “Aloha?” Aloha is a traditional Hawaiian greeting for hello and goodbye. The word, aloha is made up of “alo” meaning presence or face, and “ha” meaning breath. Aloha is translated into the “breath of life” […]

    “Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.” ~ Max Planck We are all agents of […]

We are all under attack from extremism from the Middle East to America, Asia, Russia, Europe and all the world. We are all targets of the dark forces and that actually unites us. Humanity is at war with the darkness […]

Love has so many faces. Love is known for its grace, forgiveness and acceptance. Love is also strong as a leader. And love is also the gateway to the soul. Anthony Douglas Williams writes, “Love is the secret password to […]

Thinking. It’s something humans do a lot of. So much so, that most people don’t even know what it’s like to experience peace, stillness and quiet. It’s not important what you’re thinking about. Thoughts are illusions which can be twisted […]