The Little Monk: 20 Ways to Travel with Awareness

Monks practise detachment from material things and people. Simultaneously, they become part of a community of others journeying through a life of spiritual solitude towards enlightenment. Sound familiar? A backpacker also learns to let go. This does not have to equate to a ritual of shaved heads and meditative mantras while you silently pad the … More The Little Monk: 20 Ways to Travel with Awareness

The Path to Samādhi

Mornings at Sampoorna Yoga School begin at 6:30am learning chants (mantras), followed by half an hour of Pranayama and Meditation. Our teacher, Kesheva, leads these sessions and our afternoon philosophy classes. Initially, it is difficult to find the rhythm of the Mantras. We all shyly stutter after Kesheva, half-singing one beat behind his voice. Underneath each line … More The Path to Samādhi