Spiritual Practice

«Sadhana» means a course of practices and rituals which are performed to reach a spiritual goal. That goal may be to attain spiritual realization (enlightenment), the love of God (prema), liberation from the cycle of death and birth (moksha) or the blessing of a particul God. My landlord in India used to remind me that actually all life is Sadhana. She ...

Stone mind

Hogen, a Chinese Zen teacher, lived alone in a small temple in the country. One day four travelling monks appeared and asked if they might make a fire in his yard to warm themselves. While they were building the fire, Hogen heard them arguing about subjectivity and objectivity. He joined them and said: "There is a big stone. Do you ...

Rock bottom.

Did I hit rock bottom yet? No. It's still a bottomless pit. But may I ask you something? What is it? When will you spread your wings? Why would I if the pit is bottomless? Well… why would you not?    

Another season is about to start…

The first regulars have arrived, all restaurants are open (including German Bakery) and in Ramana Supermarket variety expands. Chengam Road has doubled in width, not sure how many trees had to be cut for the opportunity to overtake an overtaking bus and the inner path is still «closed». Drumming circles, kirtan singing, yoga classes, salsa evenings and what not are ...