Balanced winter with Ayurveda

Balanced winter with Ayurveda

When winter is at your window, it is time to remember a few ayurvedic tips that will allow your energy to enjoy a balanced and energetic few months. Winter is a Vatta season, meaning your air element will increase causing dryness, cold and ungrounding internal...
Spiritual tantrum and the sense of being lost

Spiritual tantrum and the sense of being lost

On this occasion, I would like to point out a very soft spot within you that falsely thinks that you are not loved by God, that you are being abandoned and left alone like a child in the mysteries of the cosmic dangers. That false sense of being lost is truly...
Blissful traveling with Ayurveda

Blissful traveling with Ayurveda

When you’re excited to spend a day in an exotic city across the ocean, it’s easy to forget the 6 or 7 hours that you’ll need to spend compressed in an airplane, sharing your breath with 150 other humans and eating microwaved airplane food. At times, we may feel...
How to deal with the Broken Silence

How to deal with the Broken Silence

Satsang from silence retreat Sept. 2018 This comment was given after students broke their silence. Berdhanya: It’s ok to speak. Turn your impulse to speak into an awareness. Who is speaking? Who wants to speak? Why does it need to speak? Some of you have enough...
The Power of Affection

The Power of Affection

You can make love to your partner, embrace your children, write poems or give presents to the ones in your circle of love, but the transmission of affection won’t be complete or fully satisfied until you add 3 ingredients: presence, interest and curiosity. Presence:...
Interventions and Effortlessness

Interventions and Effortlessness

(From Silent Retreat, May 2018) In your process of introspection, it’s natural that you pass through the body of the mind and it’s also natural that you would like to get rid of the mind or to pacify yourself from the pain of thinking. If we approach the mind from the...
The Psychological Self  and the stamina of the heart

The Psychological Self and the stamina of the heart

Notes from the Intensive, May 2018 in Wakefield What is stamina? Stamina is endurance. While the practice makes you sensible, sensitive and perceptive, the persona will throw stuff at you stuff: doubts, interventions, transformational things, fear, conversations of...
The 5 Gates to Humbleness

The 5 Gates to Humbleness

We are on Earth to cultivate humbleness and to reclaim the life force as our master. Our experiences are a doorway to humbleness, as we learn to belong to the moment without judgement, resistance or struggle. When we release and extract the life force from our...
Ayurvedic tips for a balanced summer

Ayurvedic tips for a balanced summer

According to ayurveda, the qualities of summer are hot, sharp, and penetrating. That’s why our pitta dosha—the subtle energy that controls metabolism and can cause us to overheat—tends to flare up when the temperatures rise. Pitta-related imbalances include sunburn,...