unitary consciousness

You might have heard about a Yoga retreat and wondered if it is for you.   Perhaps you are not sure whether it would be too spartan? You are thinking ‘Will I have to start the day at 5am?’ And ‘Will the place have decent amenities?’ And worse, you are […]

Why go on a Yoga Retreat?

Meditation teachers in Ganeshpuri
I am very grateful that my spiritual teacher Swami Shantananda, affectionately known as Mataji, has written a guest post for us about Karma. Here’s what she has to say: How often do you hear someone say, “His karma will catch up with him”, or, “It is bad karma to do […]

Guest post from Mataji – Karma is not vengeful

Yoga in Mount Waverley
The word Yoga means Union, or Unitary Consciousness. Yogis recognize that we are all expressions of the one unitary consciousness. This is a non-dualist view.(as distinct from the view that God or Self is separate, which is a dualist view). Shiva is one of the representations of the one universal […]

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