Recently, I finished my first 10-day Vipassana retreat which is a full silent retreat and based on the principles of self-purification by self-observation, originally taught by Gautam Buddha, the tradition which was later spread all over the world by S.N. Goenka. This technique is taught in the centers all over the world. I did mine... Continue Reading →
21 Magnificent Zen Quotes.
Below are some of my favorite quotes from Zen and mindfulness teachers : Read, practice and feel the bliss of Zen. "Awareness is the greatest agent for change." - Eckhart Tolle "My experience is that the teachers we need most are the people we're living with right now." - Byron Katie "Self-realization is effortless. What... Continue Reading →
Are you a mindful listener?
In this age of doing 1000 things at a time, it's a fact that we are living in distracted times. Our phones are buzzing all the time with messages and notifications and our mind is programed to read and reply all the messages, the moment they arrive. We have simply forgotten how to be mindful... Continue Reading →
20 ways to stay creative!!
Creativity is a blessing. We all are creative, beyond our imaginations. Let's ponder on some ways to stay in touch with our creative sides: Surround yourself with creative people. Make a creativity journal to note down your ideas. Get lots of rest. Be open to compliments or criticism. Sing in the shower. Meditate (my favorite).... Continue Reading →
Finding peace in these times of anxiety!!
There is no doubt that these are the times of anxiety. Everywhere you look, is one or the other appalling news waiting to grab your attention. Be it - the recommendations on the side of the webpage, long advertisements of all sort of medicines in middle of your favorite TV shows or conversation among some... Continue Reading →
How single-tasking is better than much-hyped multi-tasking?
Playing mommy to 2 young boys, working full-time on weekdays, and looking out for agents for my first book - I must confess, it does gets overwhelming. In this day and age, media fills our minds with the benefits of multi-tasking and benefits of getting a lot more done in less time. Don't we see... Continue Reading →
20 Simple pleasures of life that will make you smile instantly..
These busy hectic days, while we are watching some kind of screen the whole day, aren't we losing out on simple pleasures of life, which happen to be all around us but we hardly notice them. To cheer up your day, I have shortlisted 20 simple pleasures of life, which will bring an instant smile... Continue Reading →
Mindful Mantra Meditation Practice
“You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day — unless you’re too busy, then you should sit for an hour.” -Zen proverb I have been a seeker almost last 8 years of my life.In my quest, I try to understand this simple yet complex gift called life. In all these years, I came... Continue Reading →