• Yoga & Meditation

    The Invisible Ostrich: Part 2

    By the way… there is a popular saying that: When “someone has their head buried in the sand…the person is ignoring obvious facts or refusing to accept advice, hoping that simply denying the existence of a problem will make it go away.” [1] It’s possible that this derived from the claim that ostriches bury their head in the sand as a defense mechanism against predators, with the logic that ‘if I can’t see them, then they can’t see me’. As it turns out, this is in fact not true[1]. Obviously the logic is flawed, but also the behaviour of the ostrich is simply not true, according to myth-debunkers online. The…

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    The Invisible Ostrich: Part 1

    My first experience of Vipassana meditation was in Dehradun in April of 2017. Between that time and August of the same year I practiced irregularly and without specific intention with regards to frequency or duration of each session. While on a trip to see family in Canada I began connecting with the importance of this practice, and I realized that it was something I could gift to myself. Meditation is most beneficial for the self. It also springs outward and can be beneficial for others, but truly it starts inside. It has been a way to give time to myself, something I had been asking for and have been receiving…

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    May I not suffer

      When I thirst, may I not suffer When I hunger, may I not suffer When I itch (when she’s a bitch), may I not suffer When I suffer, may I remember the breath May my suffering be brief When my suffering continues, may I remember the breath When the mind wanders, may I not suffer When there is pain, may I not suffer When ill, may I not suffer When I suffer, take care to observe and forgive the expressions or repressions When relief comes, may I not suffer When the pleasure is so brief, may I not suffer When I long for more, may I not suffer When…

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    Mind Surgery -10 days of silence,100 Hours of Meditation,Living a Monk’s life

    My first experience into non-commercialized meditation concept How all things connected In 2009, I visited Singapore and Thailand for sightseeing and to have a happy ending. In 2012 I traveled to Nepal and in 2015 visited sri Lanka. In all of those trips, I’ve ended up visiting many Buddhist pagodas. Since 1995 or so, I used to listen and watched many Satsang/ Pravachan/Discourses of different gurus on television. Not because I was into that, but I had no choice as my parents liked to listen to them. I have listened to discourses of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Morari bapu, Asaram Bapu, S.N.Goenka, Niruben Amin, Sudhanshuji Maharaj, Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj, Muni…