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1 04, 2019

Where do we go when we disappear?

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Richard Pilnick Where do we go when we disappear? What risks would you take if you weren’t so attached to your name, face, physicality, reputation? Can you imagine being known simply as an imprint of kindness and goodwill? Three things in my life keep these questions alive on a daily basis. The first, having a

19 03, 2019

finding stillness….

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Choose any given day on a street corner in a bustling city, and you will see bodies in motion.  All around, sirens scream, motors throb, voices chatter, mobile phones ding, horns honk. The pace of sound unfolding in urban environment is so pervasive that it can sometimes be relentless. Of course, almost every environment has

1 03, 2019

Stretching into Uncertainty.

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In my life, I have never seen a time with so much instability that appears to be so widely out of our control. According to the press, the planet is literally melting on our clock; here in the UK, Brexit may or may not happen (which may or may not promise to disrupt everything from

5 02, 2019

A Slice of the Truth

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satyam brūyāt priyam brūyāt na brūyāt satyam apriyam priyam anritam na brūyāt esha dharmah sanātanah ~ Manusmriti 4:138 This Sanskrit verse is from the Manusmriti 4:138 and summarizes the crux of perennial philosophy or sanātana dharma. It translates as: “Say what is true, say what is sweet, but do not say what is true but

1 02, 2019

{Orient}ation.

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When you orient yourself towards something, you point yourself towards it, literally or figuratively. The Orient is an old-fashioned name for Asia, or the East. It's where the sun rises, and, sure enough, the Latin root of orient means "rising," as in the rising of the sun. If you're lost in the woods, probably the

26 06, 2018

The Knife, Take Two

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It has always fascinated me, the reasons people undergo elective surgery. It is a testament to how much weight we place on our physicality, how misinformed we can be going into surgery, and how desperate some of us are for change. Most often these 'elective' surgeries are about removal: excess skin, bits of bone, fat

23 04, 2018

june 17th: embodied yoga as fascial fitness workshop

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Embodied Yoga as Fascial Fitness an explorative movement workshop Indaba Yoga Studio (click here to book) sunday june 17th 1:30-4pm 30£  Ever wonder what gives your body its shape? Fascia, the connective tissue that webs itself in and around the body, plays a major role. We can feel elastic and soft, or solid and glue-like, depending on our

25 03, 2018

Jivamukti FOTM April 2018: Black is the true face of light, by David Life

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Tad evā-artha-mātra-nirbhāsam sva-rūpa-sūnyam iva samādhih Through the power of fixating suggestion on a chosen object the object alone shines forth, and there is undistracted identification with it. This trance is called Samadhi or same as the highest. PYS III.3 Siddhi is a Sanskrit noun often translated as “power” but more exactly means “accomplishment,” “attainment “or

2 01, 2018

workshop: february 25th 1:30-4pm

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PATTERNING OUR NATURE: A WORKSHOP Most of us exist in day to day life with some level of chaos. In an urban environment, information seems like it is literally coming at us from all angles, and due to the ‘concrete’ nature of the jungle we live in, we don’t have many reminders of the patterns

22 10, 2017

Grains of sand

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Over the weekend I spent some time with a cousin who is 25 and in a transition process from being a student to being an employee...the beginning of an adult life waiting to unfold. As I listened to him wonder aloud about how his life might look in the future, so much of what he