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...