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

February’s Partial Solar Eclipse

Following on from the Full Moon lunar eclipse that was witnessed at the end of January, this coming week, we will experience a partial solar eclipse.  A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, obscuring view of the sun from our vantage point here on earth.  With this event … Continue reading February’s Partial Solar Eclipse

Attracting Abundance and Happiness for 2018

After a much deserved break over the summer, when Monday Night Meditations resume on 5 February 2018, the focus will be on Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity who will be honoured. Born from the churning of the primordial ocean, Lakshmi is said to have chosen Vishnu, one of the three principal … Continue reading Attracting Abundance and Happiness for 2018

Meditation in the Modern Age

Having taken a much deserved break over the summer, I am getting rather excited that Monday Night Meditations will be resuming again on Monday, 5 February 2018.  This is rather perfect timing as for most of us, the glow of the summer holidays is ending and as the children head back to school, "normality" kicks … Continue reading Meditation in the Modern Age