Glowing full moon on Guru Purnima!
This is a tradition dedicated to spiritual and academic teachers, or evolved, beings who have shared their wisdom with you in a manner that has enriched or deepened your knowledge, or life experience. Though it's traditionally celebrated by Buddhists, Hindus and Jains, anyone can partake in this wonderful tradition. If you have ever had a guru, which simply means someone who has "taken you from darkness to light" (could even be a parent/ b
Many relationships are transient in our lives. They have a shelf life, there for a certain time, but always with a purpose, even though we may not see it without ample introspection. The purpose could be to bring us momentary joy, shine a light on our emotional chasms, hold a mirror to our hidden selves, highlight our frailties, our strengths. Or hard as it may be, to just teach us a lesson about people, life, instincts, and the myriad complexities of the human heart and mind
Sakya Monastery, Kaza - Spiti
Reuniting with some of our amazing friends at our spiritual home! My husband and I have been working in our individual capacities, in Spiti for decades. We are involved with various projects and help out in whatever capacity we can, without being associated with NGOs and formal organisations, where there is too much red tape, and much of the funds get used for administerial expenses. Therefore we like to enage in ways where we can directly creat
Mindfulness is a state of being fully conscious or aware of something, be it the present moment, or breath, thoughts, actions, reactions, consumption, where we travel, how we live, what we support, and the choices we make. It makes us better attuned to ourselves, gentler, less passive, more sensitive to out environment, and more sensitive to other beings and life forms. Mindfulness has many physical and mental benefits. It reduce stress, lowers blood pressure, anxiety, discor
Simple, yet profound life lessons that I have learned or deepened, living in the Nilgiris (Blue Mountains) in India. They are uplifting, easy to embrace, and can be woven in to your life, no matter where you live. Try them out! Lesson 1: Gratitude There i something to be thankful for every single day. Look for it, and cultivate gratitude as a daily practice, by either taking a few minutes to reflect on it, or maintaining a daily Gratitude Journal. The things you are grateful