Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Soundcloud Audio recordings now available

You can now listen to the audio recordings from this year's 9 Day Meditation Retreat at Mangrove Yoga Ashram with Swami Anandakumar.

Access these recordings via the right hand panel of this blog, or go to the Soundcloud page directly. 

You can use these recordings to support, clarify or refresh your own meditation practice.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Part 1: Experience, Experiencer and Observer

Something simple but very practical that actually works in meditation:

Be the Observer of both Experience and the Experiencer

Everything that takes place in life can be called experience. Experience goes on all the time through the senses. Usually we only call it 'an experience' when it leaves a particular impression. But even in moments of stillness, experiences still continue whether they are acknowledged or not. This is the first point: Experience. 

Monday, 1 September 2014

Life's Purpose?

Once, in a time when there were heroes and these things happened, there was a growing boy, on the threshold of manhood. He was noble and full of energy and enthusiasm, ready to take on life as an adventure with its triumphs and difficulties, facing its challenges and fears. He was also very sincere in his desire to understand the nature of his calling and purpose, so his life would be put to good use. He thought about this for some time, then came to call on God, whom he saw as a friend and whose presence and guidance he never doubted.