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It’s OK to not be OK…

It’s OK to not be OK…

        It’s OK to not be OK…   Sometimes it can feel like there is pressure to be happy all of the time. To hold in your sadness, or anxiety or frustration, as if showing it were a sign of weakness. This is actually unhealthy. I...
Why I learnt to meditate

Why I learnt to meditate

People make meditation part of their lives for many different reasons. They are as varied as the different types of meditation styles available.  For many people meditation might be part of a spiritual practice such as prayer or contemplation. It might be an...
Reflections on a retreat

Reflections on a retreat

When I was reflecting on my 2018 (using my most wonderful My Shining Year workbook) one of the standout experiences was creating and delivering the first Karma Yoga Retreat in Laos with my sister-in-law Tiak Saysana. Early on in 2018, in fact I think it was around New...
The Power of Cultivating Loving-Kindness

The Power of Cultivating Loving-Kindness

Loving Kindness, Metta or Maitri, meditation was one of the first Buddhist meditation practices I taught myself from a book about 20 years ago. I was immediately drawn to the practice as I was really interested in human rights and social justice issues and it seemed...