Abundance is yours….

Some people come to the spiritual path through working with Sanskrit Mantras to change their relationship with and experience of Abundance. So for that reason, I love working with people that wish to transform this part of their lives and to see the changes that can happen in their lives if they are willing to do some work. Often when they see the changes in their bank account, and also the shifts in their consciousness, they are hooked and they want more of the spiritual benefits. [...]

Abundance is yours….2019-08-05T19:17:47+03:00

Claiming Your Centeredness During the Holidays

The holidays are a crazy time of year for many. All the hustle and bustle of office parties and buying gifts, the dread or excitement of spending time with family members. We sometimes can get caught up in thinking, yet again, that our source of happiness lies outside of ourselves and so we get slack and lazy with our spiritual practice. Ah! Samsara…. she’s so seductive. For others, the Holidays are a time of sadness. Maybe they lost a loved one during a past holiday season. Or they find [...]

Claiming Your Centeredness During the Holidays2019-08-05T19:19:31+03:00

Daily Practice – The Unstoppable Power

I remember the first time I stood in awe looking at the majesty of the Grand Canyon. I was mesmerized by its beauty, the rich red rock and the stillness in the air. I marvelled at the steep stone walls and saw way down below the Colorado River as it snaked its way through its cliffs. As I was standing there on the rim admiring this extraordinary masterpiece of nature, I overheard a father telling his son that the canyon was created by the river. It’s [...]

Daily Practice – The Unstoppable Power2019-08-05T19:20:39+03:00

Protection of your Meditation Space

Our space in which we live and meditate is very important to our spiritual path. It’s our nest in many ways – the safe place where we can be honest with ourselves and just let go and go deep. Sometimes though spaces have their own ‘Karma’ – whether it be good or bad – and when we find that is it is negative and affecting our meditations, it’s time to clean that energy out. Sanskrit Mantra is very powerful for this kind of thing. During one [...]

Protection of your Meditation Space2019-08-05T19:28:07+03:00

Opening the Heart through Compassion for Oneself

Compassion is one of the main teachings of Buddhism. Compassion for other beings and for oneself. We can be so hard on ourselves which makes it difficult for our heart to open. When we show ourselves compassion in the face of the startling clarity of self-introspection when we love all that stuff inside us that disappoints. When we truly have the patience for our own shortcomings and subsequent bruised ego – only then can we really be there and have compassion for others. Only then can [...]

Opening the Heart through Compassion for Oneself2019-08-05T19:33:15+03:00

Dismantling the Debris

Our true nature is that of perfection. In Buddhism, it is called Buddha Nature – the primordial bases for everything. But as human beings, most of us suffer from dualistic views of our experiences. Our ego twists and warps the energy of our life until it is a barely recognizable form of the reality of things. Our job on the spiritual path is to dismantle all this debris. These outmoded thought concepts, the faulty thinking, these facades that shroud our true nature – the masks we [...]

Dismantling the Debris2019-08-05T19:39:56+03:00

Milarepa – The Singin Yogin

Just back from my travels in India. Had an extraordinary time. Was in Dharamsala for teachings by His Holiness the Karmapa, and in Mirik for teachings by Khenpo Rinpoche and His Eminence Gyaltsab Rinpoche. Was very fortunate to get a Milarepa empowerment from His Eminence, which was one of the highlights of my trip in India. So I thought I would do this weeks blog on Milarepa, who I love very much. Milarepa was one of the most famous and powerful yogis to come out of [...]

Milarepa – The Singin Yogin2018-12-22T12:59:34+03:00

Alternate Nostril Breathing

Pranayama is the science of controlling the breath. But if we look at the Sanskrit word a little closer we can see it is made up of two words: Prana – meaning life force and Yama meaning death. So it is often interpreted to mean the cessation of breath. That that is the goal of Pranayama  – that your breath will stop for long periods – totally stilling the mind. But it can also be interpreted as Prana – lifeforce and Ayama – ever expanding. So [...]

Alternate Nostril Breathing2019-08-05T19:42:46+03:00

Karma – what is it and how can Mantra help.

We hear the word ‘Karma’ bandied around in our culture so much. ‘Karma’s a bitch’ or ‘Hey, it’s Karma – what comes around goes around!’ There is this not so subtle idea that Karma is a vengeful and unforgiving force in the universe – out to get YOU! This is not the case. Karma is likened to a beautiful sandy beach where the tide has just been in and is slowly ebbing out. A large seagull walks upon it looking for things to eat and leaves [...]

Karma – what is it and how can Mantra help.2019-08-05T19:44:33+03:00

Kundalini Energy – Awakening the Great Mother

At the bottom of the Sushumna is a super power energy source in each one of us. Her name is Kundalini – and She is the feminine creative force within us. The great mother. As everything that is outside of us is also inside of us – She first went by the name ‘Sri’ and was exclaimed as the great Goddess manifesting within us. It is by Her power that we are able to operate in this body of ours. Those moments of ecstasy in the [...]

Kundalini Energy – Awakening the Great Mother2019-08-05T19:45:45+03:00