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Doubt is a strong word and one many of us face daily. Doubt in yourself, in magic, in possibility or even in the human race. Doubt can lead to a huge amount of conflict and suffering. The word popped up in my mind when I was meditating. I was having a wild idea that the

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My Vipassana Meditation Experience & The Art of Living

Here I am going to talk about: My 10 day Vipassana Meditation Course A book review: The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation as Taught by S.N. Goenka by William Hart   My Vipassana Meditation Experience Since 2007 when I was told anti-depressants would be a must for the rest of my life, I have been

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Dhamma Thali, Jaipur – An Experience I Won’t Forget

I feel slightly as if I survived prison this weekend but also as if I experienced a truly authentic Indian world. I’m not suggesting India is prison but more being amongst Indians of all cast, religion and gender plus eating Indian food, living with Indians and of course meditating with Indians was fantastic. The prison

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An Inspiring Quote for Our Future

“Rather than converting people from one organised religion to another organised religion, we should try to convert people from misery to happiness, from bondage to liberation and from cruelty to compassion.” – S N Goenka from the Millennium World Peace Summit at the United Nations Headquarters, New York This quote by S. N. Goenka, a

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An Update on Vipassana Meditation

I felt it important to briefly talk about Vipassana Meditation since I took part in the course 5 months ago. I didn’t just learn Vipassana for those 10 days but was determined to bring it into my daily life… I did just that for 2 months – making sure I was meditating first thing in

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The Unknown

I recently discovered that a massive fear of mine is the unknown, not knowing what might happen, or what is beyond my knowledge and understanding. When I was very depressed, this fear would make me want to run, to seek assurance from others, to be perfect so to avoid looking bad, anxiety attacks, asking millions

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The Upanishads, Introduced & Translated by Eknath Easwaran – A classic of Indian spirituality

When all the knots that strangle the heart are loosened, the mortal becomes immortal. – The Upanishads, Katha II.3.14-15 My step father, Paul Raymonde, recommended I read this book when I came home buzzing from my Vipassana Mediation course. The book is wonderfully magical with an excellent introduction by Eknath Easwaran. Once again this book

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The Therapy, Self- Help Mix

Recently I met a man named Phil. Phil was like a spiritual surgeon who removed some painful noise and emotions for me or through my higher self…something I’ve been trying to do for years. I used to and often still do, see Natalie as a body and mind. She has curly hair, big eyes and

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