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THE VIPASSANA RETREAT

It took me 10 years to finally decide to embark on this retreat. In the second year of the pandemic I packed my bags and off I went to immerse myself in this intensive practice. Vipassana is a meditation technique which aims to allow one to transform by committing to

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THE ART OF APPRECIATION

Can one ever be unhappy when they are in a place of gratitude? I reflect on the question. Much pleasure can be had in giving and receiving appreciation and you can certainly change your own and others’ state in an instant. I think of the times I appreciate others especially

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THE POWER OF INTENTION

Imagine being completely at peace with yourself no matter the turbulence in your life or the world. This is what Buddhist meditators revealed in experiments when they were subjected to stressful images, they remained

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MEDICINE OF SILENCE

The pine leaves crunched as I stepped off the sun filled path. I was acutely tuned to the sounds around me. It’s day three of our silent retreat, no speaking, just being present. With less distractions I watched as my mind blended into its surroundings.

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A TIBETAN MEDITATION

“I found myself enveloped in a flower of colourful petals, it was intense and beautiful” There’s something very comforting having a full belly of food then languorously basking in the afternoon sun. Something inside tells me this is what we are meant to do after lunch.

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YOGA TRANSCENDENCE

“At the end of my suffering there was a door” Louise Gluck I breathe in the sweet uplifting morning air of rosemary and pine as I look out over the sun-kissed mountains. Breakfast is a welcoming meeting point in the day and a way to meet and connect, soon I’ll

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