The Blooming of a Lotus

In the yoga classes this term we are working with the Thich Nhat Hanh book “The Blooming of a Lotus”. This book guides us through simple techniques of meditation to help focus on the ‘now’.  If you want to get your own copy, we are starting at the very beginning and working through the firstContinue reading “The Blooming of a Lotus”

Peace Prayer for Christmas

Give peace a chance… as it’s the season of Peace on Earth and Goodwill to Men why not spend a few moments to let the words of Mahatma Gandhi seep into your soul? Try reading the words aloud or repeating until you can remember the prayer with your eyes closed. Can you give peace aContinue reading “Peace Prayer for Christmas”

Stepping Off the Christmas Merry-Go-Round

  With the count-down to Christmas now in full swing – juggling who’s going where, what to buy for so-and-so and fitting everyone in over the festive period – things get frantic for the body, mind and soul. At these times our heads are jam packed with to-do lists and our bodies are tense holdingContinue reading “Stepping Off the Christmas Merry-Go-Round”

A Beautiful Verse From The Radiance Sutras

Bathe deeply in that ocean of sound Vibrating with in you, now as always, Resonating softly, Permeating the space of your heart.   The ear that is tuned by rapt listening Learns to hear the song of creation.   First like a hand bell, Then subtler, like a flute, Subtler still as a stringed instrument,Continue reading “A Beautiful Verse From The Radiance Sutras”

Inspirational Poetry for Meditation over the Sunny Summer months…

Why not steal five or ten minutes over the summer to simply sit and read a poem? You could even read it on a visit to a beautiful place – some local suggestions – Rutland Water, Launde Abbey or Burghley Park… You fill my soul with sunshine  You fill my soul with sunshine my heartContinue reading “Inspirational Poetry for Meditation over the Sunny Summer months…”

Our day with Buddha Maitreya

One Saturday in the summer a group of us went up to the Purelands Meditation gardens and spent a wonderful day with Buddha Maitreya a Buddhist Monk of great experience. He spoke gently and kindly to us all, seeking to know what we did in the world and proceeded to explain that all we neededContinue reading “Our day with Buddha Maitreya”

Summer Trip to Pureland Meditation Garden

6th August 2016 SUMMER TRIP TO PURELANDS Japanese Garden  Meditation Day Near Newark 10 .30 – 4.30 Lunch & Afternoon Tea Included Join us to learn the simple approach to inner peace and self-realisation with meditation master Buddha Maitreya. Beginners welcome for a relaxing and enlightening day. Take your own transport and meet at theContinue reading “Summer Trip to Pureland Meditation Garden”

A Beautiful Summer-time Practice

AKASA – is Sanskrit meaning space – a wide, free, open space. We can use it to describe the ether, sky or the atmosphere. When a sunny day arrives, enjoy it and make the most of it… lie on your back out in the open air, gaze up at the sky.  Allow your mind toContinue reading “A Beautiful Summer-time Practice”

Garuda Mudra

Garuda the mystical bird, is the carrier of lord Vishnu. Garuda is the king of birds, sky and air. Birds generally have sharp eyes, a distinct sense of orientation, and strong survival instincts. Garuda mudra is a powerful mudra to add to your daily yoga and meditation practice. Garuda mudra is useful in  balancing energyContinue reading “Garuda Mudra”