Author Archives: Mataji

About Mataji

I am the spiritual director of the Australian College of Classical Yoga. We teach reality based spirituality.

Interview – Background notes – President Yoga Australia

Rane and Jo from Flowerarts wanted to interview me as 2nd President of Yoga Australia. They sent me some questions to answer for background notes.  The interview meandered away from the notes from time to time.  The podcast is conversational, but these notes are probably more considered. See which you like best!  Continue reading

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What I Have Learnt from Teaching Meditation

Teaching meditation is very rewarding … though occasionally there are hiccups! These are the standouts Continue reading

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Beliefs have no place in law

Keep beliefs out of the statute books. If beliefs work for someone, they do not have to have the weight of the law protecting them. If the desire for legal protection is just a mask to preserve discrimination against others, call it for what it is. Continue reading

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The Bishop and Me

A poor Catholic girl goes to university and meets an eminent philosopher… her mind expands… she meets him later when he is a Bishop…what did she find? Continue reading

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Christmas Resentment

Christmas – if it means putting the lid on resentments, do something else instead Continue reading

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Anger…meditation…mindfulness… or Resilience?

Getting off anger – meditation and mindfulness work after the fact, you can learn how to nip it in the bud prior to anger arising. An angry response is a stress reaction. Continue reading

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A Night in Hospital

An unexpected night in hospital with unexpected incidents… Continue reading

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Resilience vs Meditation

Meditation is fantastic, but leaves out direct work on the mind processes that account for your outbursts and moods in the first place. Learning Resilience at Blackburn Meditation and Mindfulness overcomes that. Continue reading

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Handling Christmas Stress

Four hacks for handling Christmas Stress – and change your life: When you begin to feel stressed – particularly Christmas stress –  and you feel frustrated, put upon, rushed, angry, remember these fours simple truths that will change your Christmas … Continue reading

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Scientific Meditation Research

Meditation research has an upside and a downside – the upside is that it is more reliable than personal stories; the downside is that what is left out may be as important as, or more significant than, what is currently tested for. Continue reading

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