Meditation · Mindfulness

A Year of Mindful Learnings

Back at the end of May, I visited the Holy Isle off the west coast of Scotland, completing the end of my first year of the MSc Studies in Mindfulness. It has been a fruitful year, full of challenges but many insights and a new way of being. Rather symbolically, as we engaged with closing… Continue reading A Year of Mindful Learnings

Meditation · Mental Health · Mindfulness · Self Esteem

Saying “I love you” to your inner critic

It’s been a life journey, but after spending a week long retreat at the beautiful Holy Isle off the west coast of Scotland, I finally made peace with myself. It seemed miraculous and yet utterly natural at the same time that after years of battling with my own inner critic, I could finally say to… Continue reading Saying “I love you” to your inner critic

Meditation · Mindfulness

The Best Meditation App

Thinking of taking up meditation in the new year? I have been a long time user of various meditation and mindfulness apps. So after many years, I’ve decided to finally write a post about the three best known mindfulness apps and my experiences with them. Too often, we find that being on our phones can… Continue reading The Best Meditation App


Challenges during meditation practice

Recently I spent a lovely weekend staying at an old manor house in the British countryside with many friends. We began discussing meditation and I shared some of my insights from my current mindfulness masters degree studies. They shared stories about their meditation practice. A few asked questions about how to deal with different issues… Continue reading Challenges during meditation practice

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Emulating the Divine

Recently I embarked on a journey of learning about one of Arya Tara, famous for being the only female Buddha / a renowned boddhisatva. What Arya Tara stands for isn’t necessarily religious rather than what I hope many of us strive to be: a good and helpful human being. Whether it’s through different religions, spirituality… Continue reading Emulating the Divine

Lifestyle · Meditation · Mindfulness

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn

I was disappointed to have missed Jon Kabat-Zinn’s visit to the UK this month as part of a Mindfulness and Education event. As Kabat-Zinn is deemed the father to western mindfulness practice, it would have been amazing to have seen the man in person. Whilst I sadly was unable to attend, it did give me… Continue reading Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn

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Chips cheese and beans: A meditation lesson by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Last Thursday, I was absolutely delighted to have been able to attend Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche’s lesson on Meditation and going beyond mindfulness at the London School of Economics. Having read and reviewed his book The Joy of Living a month ago, it was with luck that I spotted tickets to the event whilst scanning through… Continue reading Chips cheese and beans: A meditation lesson by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Meditation · Mental Health · Mindfulness

Meditating during stressful times

Last week, I did not create a post, which is a rare occurrence. Writing a blog about meditation, mindfulness and happiness caused quite a stir with me last week as I was having a busy time at work, experienced some amount of poor health and had so many dreams at night that I didn’t feel… Continue reading Meditating during stressful times

Happiness · Meditation · Mental Health · Mindfulness

The Joy of Living by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Today I’m reviewing The Joy of Living : Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and Eric Swanson. Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a revered Tibetan Buddhist master who acquired knowledge in neuroscience, studying alongside leaders in the field. The Joy of Living is curated by Eric Swanson from transcripts by the… Continue reading The Joy of Living by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Meditation · Mindfulness

Walk With Me: A Review

After spotting some articles and Facebook posts of Marc Francis and Max Pugh’s Walk With Me featuring Thich Nhat Hanh, I immediately was on the look out for screenings in the UK. Finally spotting tickets on Sunday, I booked a seat at the Curzon Dochouse for the Tuesday. A film about mindfulness, I was intrigued… Continue reading Walk With Me: A Review