Category Archives: Conversations with the Swami

Posts which are more conversational in nature.

Mission Beach – Rainforest in Winter

As winter 2014  approaches, I’m reminded of the time I spend, once a year for a week, in the mysterious rainforest of Northern Queensland. Sanctuary Retreat is not too far north – an hour’s drive south of Cairns. I go in July, … Continue reading

Posted in Conversations with the Swami, Meditation | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Satsang Talk – Equanimity

What a ripper – Equanimity, or even-mindedness (Brief notes on a talk from Satsang) What I heard most from people is “What a ripper!”  Seems the talk on even-mindedness had all the lovely yogis present digging deep into their experiences and their intimate … Continue reading

Posted in Conversations with the Swami, Mindfulness, Satsang Talks | Leave a comment

On Turning 65

It’s a good age, and I am glad to be 65… though it is a time for reviewing and perhaps re-evaluating.  No time for illusions, that’s for sure. I think the best year of my life, the standout one, was 60 … Continue reading

Posted in Behaviours and Relationships - the Yogic Way, Conversations with the Swami | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Friendly Voice of Reason

I want to add a friendly voice to those clamouring at Ian Gawler – it is a sad thing when someone, who found himself at the edge of death yet is still alive 40 years later, has to defend himself … Continue reading

Posted in Conversations with the Swami, Unusual People | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Query on aspects of the Yoga Sutras

This is a discussion on the notion of “vrtti”in the Yoga Sutras, prompted by a query from a student.  The phrase, or paraphrase, for “vrtti” as “ideational choice making tendency of the mind” is from P.Y. Deshpande, The Authentic Yoga … Continue reading

Posted in Conversations with the Swami, Philosphy of Yoga, Reality-Based Spirituality, Sutras, Universal Consciousness | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment