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28 10, 2014

Fear, Faith and Gratitude

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The universal forces of nature keep all of life in check and balance through the equinox; auspicious times of year when transformation is apparent in the change of season, light and darkness, the birth and death of nature. It is said that the fabric of space and time becomes more porous during these times of

30 08, 2013

Sliding Doors

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PYS 2.3 avidya asmita raga dvesha abinivesha pancha klesha There are five kinds of hindrances or obstacles of the mind (kleshas): 1) forgetting, or ignorance about the true nature of things (avidya), 2) I-ness, individuality, or egoism (asmita), 3) attachment or addiction to mental impressions or objects (raga), 4) aversion to thought patterns or objects

26 07, 2013

The Melting Pot of London

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As in many big cities, London is a smorgasbord of cultures, races and religions cross-pollinating and intermingling in some places, segregating and compartmentalizing in others. Some of the latter comes from the variance in living expenses, but even areas of London that are exclusively expensive usually have some activities that are free, but they remain

17 09, 2011

Becoming ‘ripe’

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In yoga, there is a term 'pushti', which can be translated as ripe or ready. Think about that perfect peach, still attached to the tree, but juicy and plump, at any moment ready to fall. This is pushti. So long as we remain attached to the ego- judging, critiquing, analyzing the world around us as