Author Archives: Mataji

About Mataji

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

Meditation with Mataji

Meditating with Mataji, a very experienced meditator and teacher whose reflections on living and dying are consistently unflappable Continue reading

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Still-mind meditation – Outcomes, Not Philosophy

Where does still-mind meditation come from? Who was the original teacher? Continue reading

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2019 going going…. nearly 2020

2019 passing and 2020 arriving… what is in store? Continue reading

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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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