Spiritual

We are all in Prison

Raymond Fiest, one of my favorite fantasy authors writes in his book, “The Magician” we are the architect of our own prison What does he mean by that? Let me tell you a story. A rich couple are blessed with a baby boy after several years of marriage. They bring the boy up and groom …

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Namaste and Accepting Thanks

I practice Ashtanga Yoga – Mysore style. I started it in London at Hamish’s studio who is one of the most content people I have ever known. And I admire people who are content – truly content with what they have because I “think” I lack that. Anyways, I digress. It was at this studio …

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Will Power – Muscle or Myth

As some of you may recall from last blog that I just finished a MasterCleanse detox. It’s a liquid diet. You don’t eat any solid foods at all. The minimum you can do it for is 10 days and I did it for 15 days last year. And this year I decided to push my …

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Vipassana – Five Precepts

This is in some sense a continuation of the last blog – this time I want to talk about the five precepts. Before we get into that let’s talk about Sila, Samadhi and Panna. The picture above depicts the three groups of the Noble Eightfold Path – Don’t worry this is not going to be …

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Vipassana – Meditation Musings

I just got back from serving at a 10-day Vipassana Meditation Retreat. Vipassana means to “See things as they are” and it’s one of the many ways to reach enlightenment or at least get started on the journey. It was bought to India by S.N.Goenka to whom I am very grateful. There are lots of …

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