10 Things I Learned About Happiness From Buddhist Nuns 

Recently, I spent 10 days studying Buddhist meditation with nuns from the Tibetan tradition in a monastery just outside Kathmandu. Yes, I was also confused about the fact there are nuns in a monastery but it is the 21st Century after all. These wonderful women taught me many things, not just through their words but … Continue reading 10 Things I Learned About Happiness From Buddhist Nuns 

Everyday Mindfulness: A Month of Zen

“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds” - Bob Marley I spend my first month in India in a beautiful Zen monastery in the Western Ghats, gazing at the misty horizon and contemplating the beauty of wild flowers. I feel very far from the India most people imagine. For the … Continue reading Everyday Mindfulness: A Month of Zen

Why do we practice yoga? A modern take on the eight limbs

My first yoga class was at a gym when I was 15. I’ll be honest, I came out thinking ‘well, that wasn’t really exercise and that lady was a bit too hippydippy for my liking. Maybe I’ll try pilates. Or Kickboxing.’ When I was at university a friend invited me along to another class - … Continue reading Why do we practice yoga? A modern take on the eight limbs