Month: October 2014

Mountains can teach us a lot

October 18, 2014

Mountain Meditation – taken from Jon Kabat-Zinn’s book – ‘Wherever you go, there you are’ Mountains can teach us a lot. They are sacred places, and people have always sought spiritual guidance and renewal in and…


Tense? Stressed? try this mind detox

Find a comfortable position – if you can lie down on the floor for this one, you’ll really feel the benefit, but this can be done anywhere, even on a crowded commuter train! Step one: Imagining…


Going beyond our thoughts

October 17, 2014

We  may be more than our thoughts……………. Here  is a short ‘breath poem’ by Thich Nhat Hanh, the Vietnamese Buddhist master, which you may like to memorise to help you with your mindful sitting practice. You…


Switch on your heart every day

October 2, 2014

I just came across notes I made when listening to the wonderful Buddhist nun Gen-la Dekyong a couple of years ago. She was talking about that sublime topic: Love. We can develop a warm heart by…


You can search your whole life……

October 1, 2014

‘Looking for love? You can search your whole life, across the whole world – no one is more deserving of your love more than you are’. The Buddha Let’s start by giving ourselves the compassion and…


Great quotes from the Buddha

‘Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts’ the Buddha Our minds can be our worst enemy or our best friend. Which shall we choose? – because we always have a…


Let’s look after ourselves when life gets intense

When life gets tough, we need to make sure we are protected and grounded – why? and how? Life can be very demanding, everyone knows that. I remember a fellow yoga student in my last yoga…