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Jyoti Mantra   Asato ma sat gamaya Tamaso ma jyotir gamaya Mrityor ma amritam gamaya   Lead me from the unreal to the real; Lead me from darkness into light; From death to immortality   This is a wish that many of us have in our lives. When we are living in a false identity, […]

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Break Bad Habits Using The Power Of Noting

Ever had difficulties in a relationship? Ever had the same difficulties come up in another relationship? If you are a human being, the answer is probably “yes”, and it will probably remain “yes” if you substitute relationship with “job” or anything else. The same problems seem to repeat in our lives over and over again. […]

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Yogis Are Flexible, But Not In Just The Way You Think

In the West, for many people religion has very negative connotations. This is not surprising given the history of our organised religions: we have Christians gleefully embarking on crusades to murder anybody who does not submit to their message of universal love; Jews declaring themselves to be “God’s chosen people”; Muslims labelling non-believers as infidels […]

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Keep The Fire Burning: 8 Ways To Maintain Your Spiritual Practice At Home

At the Vagabond Temple we have a packed daily schedule of Yoga, meditation, talks and other activities. Our guests are supported by each-other and the teachers to attend as many classes as possible to make the most out of the experience. However, when leaving the retreat environment and returning to the “real” world, it can […]

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Getting Kicked Out Of The Moment: The Five Hindrances

Meditation is a beautiful spiritual practice that can bring us many benefits, although it can be very challenging. When new to meditation, rather than experiencing peace or bliss, we may find ourselves faced with the unsettling realisation that we have very little control of our minds. Try to focus on your breath for an object […]

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Avoiding The Pleasure Trap: Three Ways to Find Genuine Contentment

There is nothing wrong with wanting to be happy, you deserve to be happy! But have you ever wondered why lasting contentment seems so elusive? A new job, a new relationship, a new pair of shoes? Or for the more “spiritually” minded maybe watching a beautiful sunset, a walk in the mountains, or spending time […]

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