Clearing and Cleansing in preparation for the New Year

With only three Monday Night Meditations left for 2018, we will commence the end of year "clearing and cleansing process" enabling us to start the new year with a clean slate. To do this, we will be focusing on the energy that the Hindu Goddess Kali produces. Often misunderstood in the West, Kali is empowered … Continue reading Clearing and Cleansing in preparation for the New Year

Yemaya Blessing of the Waters New Year Event

Is it too early to start thinking about the new year?  Not really when it comes to planning events such as the annual Yemaya Blessing of the Waters which is held at Grange Beach. For over ten years, around the first full moon of the year, I have lead a rather special beach side devotional … Continue reading Yemaya Blessing of the Waters New Year Event

Being Emotionally Mature (Dr P.L. Masters)

As we travel through life, one thing becomes very apparent when observing people in general, and that is how few have actually become emotionally mature. Most, it seems, have never grown up emotionally. While their bodies may pose an adult image, juvenile childishness often remains hidden within, awaiting the next event in life that will … Continue reading Being Emotionally Mature (Dr P.L. Masters)

Improving Relationships with Others (Dr Paul Masters)

How a person interacts with others is often and undeniably a key factor in whether their life is succeeding or failing. It is not necessarily how bright a person may intellectually be that assures success, but how they get along with others. In a corporate atmosphere, this is often referred to as being a team … Continue reading Improving Relationships with Others (Dr Paul Masters)

Why is there 108 beads on a Mala?

Malas (meaning "garland") are a strand of 108 beads (plus a "guru" bead) that are traditionally used to count the number of times a mantra is recited during meditation.  This process is known as japa or "mantra meditation".  While originally used within Hinduism and Buddhism, the use of malas are can be found increasing beyond these … Continue reading Why is there 108 beads on a Mala?

Green Tara – the Bodhisattva of Compassion and Action

Tomorrow's Monday Night Meditation will see the conclusion of the round of mantras that have been chanted to Lord Ganesha, and it is with deep gratitude that we offer up our thanks to the Lord of Wisdom and Remover of Obstacles to hearing our chanting.  There will then be a two week break before Monday … Continue reading Green Tara – the Bodhisattva of Compassion and Action

Meditating Your Way to Success (Dr Paul Masters)

Meditators have a far greater chance of living successful lives, according to Dr Paul Masters.   There are numerous reasons for this, as we will explore.  Deep meditation, such as that practiced by yogis and mystics down through the ages, is the type of meditation to which Dr Masters is referring to in this article. … Continue reading Meditating Your Way to Success (Dr Paul Masters)

Understanding the Gayatri Mantra

The Gayatri mantra is a universal prayer enshrined in the Vedas.  It is addressed to the Immanent and Transcendent Divine which has been given the name Savita, meaning "that from which all this is born".  As a sacred chant that demonstrates the unity that underlies manifoldness in creation, the Gayatri mantra may be considered as … Continue reading Understanding the Gayatri Mantra

The Beauty of Lakshmi and Ganesha

Through the month of February we will be chanting one of the mantras to the Hindu Goddess of beauty and abundance, Goddess Lakshmi, and Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles.  The decision to commence the Monday Night Meditation circles with these two deities as that they work perfectly together, after all, they are commonly worshipped … Continue reading The Beauty of Lakshmi and Ganesha