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Retreat Environments

How far do you walk each day?”

Kye, my nine-year-old grandson and I, arrived home on Monday night after the 10th annual French Dharma Yatra conducted in the foothills of the Pyrenees, not far from Limoux. We dumped our tents, backpacks and daypacks on the floor at home, cooked up a bit of food. Kye took a long soak in the bath and slept for around 12 hours. Continue reading 

Sixty reasons plus one to love India

On the long train journey from New Delhi to Gaya, late due mostly due to fog, I wrote down 60 reasons to love India  after reading an article in the Sunday Times of India  in the home of Prama and Ranji on 60 reasons for the people of India to love India. Continue reading 

Some modifications for the Sarnath Programme

We completed our 11th Dharma Gathering in Sarnath, near Varanasi, India. The Buddha gave the first turning of the Dharma wheel in Sarnath to five yogis. We are turning the wheel as well with around 70 to 80 participating. Many live a nomadic way of life through regular visits to India and the East for weeks, months and for some years. Continue reading 

35th Year of Teaching in Bodh Gaya

Extracts from a report to teachers, managers and co-ordinators.

India (spiritual, not economic India) continues to act as a major turning point in people’s lives. Travellers living out of a backpack, attending retreats, Dharma Gatherings can experience profound shifts in consciousness that have a lifelong influence. Dharma teachers, managers and co-ordinators contribute to the process of change. We have a fine network of people involved in our programmes in India quietly determined to stay true to deep values, sustainable lifestyles, love and a liberated way of life. Continue reading 

At the foot of Arunachala …

Tiruvannamalai. On the edge of this modest sized Indian town in the state of Tamil Nadu, South India, about five hours on the local bus from Chennai, stands the renowned ashram of Sri Ramana Maharshi, the much loved teacher of Liberation, who has been adopted as the patron saint by the Western Advaita (non-dual) tradition, even though the saintly Ramana never referred himself as belonging to the Advaita tradition and dismissed advaita and vaita as relative concepts. Continue reading