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

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

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...

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:...

Sutra: The friend of the seeker

The seeker must be prepared to be content with his own solitude, to make himself his own best friend and to dwell in that space as the only shelter of his creation.

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

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

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

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,...

Sutra: the identity of the seeker

The seeker is the individual who decides to be himself no matter what. This is possible by constantly dialling into his own wisdom and by listening to his inner knowing. Like an artist, the wisdom must be expressed boldly, all the while maintaining the vision that he...

Sutra: The intelligence of the seeker

The intelligence of the seeker dwells in the valour he places in confronting the interventions he uses to avoid, control or delight himself in his own will. The recognition of a false will liberates a true passion for his natural self, for life and his race. When the...

Sutra: The unreality of Pain

The seeker must be aware of the reality of his pain and the unreality of his pain (invented). When this awareness is steady, the seeker has the opportunity to detach from the coping persona. The coping persona brings the seeker down into an eternal duality, giving him...

The simple choice to be with the other

The first thing that I want to mention is the innate power that we all have to create form; this is a divine attribute and we all share that quality of the Source. Imagine this innate power to create form as an organ embedded in all 12 bodies of your structure of...

Satsang: Motherhood and Spiritual Parents

(Satsang, May 15, 2018) Transcribe by Vashista Roske, Edit by Briya Freeman Berdhanya: I want to start this satsang with one question: Are you a mother? Students: [Some say yes. Some say no.] Berdhanya: This is the first topic of contemplation: Am I a mother? Of...

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