How to Work with Your Mind to Let Go of Attachments

How to Work with Your Mind to Let Go of Attachments

I picked up one of the free books last time I was at the monastery, called “I’m Right, You’re Wrong” by Buddhist monk Ajahn Amaro. I had been staying a week and in just one week I had had a couple of contentious episodes with the head monk. Firstly for my wearing leggings (I thought that… Continue Reading



You Are The Reason For Your Every Blessing

You Are The Reason For Your Every Blessing

“You are the reason for your every blessing and you have never been the cause of your pain. Pain is what happens when you dream against yourself. Beauty is what happens when you dream with yourself.” Matt Kahn, True Divine Nature  In between transitioning from my seven months in Bali to where I am now,… Continue Reading



Marketing Yoga: A very un-yogic family

Marketing Yoga: A very un-yogic family

Over the past four or five months I have been getting emails from ‘Marketing Yoga – A yogic family’. Marketing Yoga claims that they have 100,000 person database of yogis around the world who are eagerly awaiting the news sent to them via this self styled ‘yogic family’. I am not one of them, even though, actually, I am. Continue Reading



Walking in the Path of Love

Walking in the Path of Love

May was pretty intense month for me. For the last four years I have been intermittently pursued by the Government for a small matter of a relatively hefty sum of money that I have to pay them back. Long story. Finally last year when I was in France, investigating my patterns on the Wheel of… Continue Reading



What I learned at the Wat

What I learned at the Wat

So, I am back in Melbourne after spending ten days in the lush and vibrant beauty of the Australian bush at Wat Buddha Dhamma, about a two-hour drive north of Sydney. Wat Buddha Dhamma is a part of the Forest Sangha, an international network of Theravadan Buddhist monasteries in the tradition of the late great… Continue Reading



Life Transitions and Contemplative Practice

Life Transitions and Contemplative Practice

Right now in my life I am not sure what my path is. My next move is not very clear, and I am not sure what to do with the many elements and questions I am juggling at the moment.  I am in a transition and it’s like I am in a dark tunnel and… Continue Reading



Soul Business: An Interview with Martin Aylward

Soul Business: An Interview with Martin Aylward

This is an extract from the interview I did with Martin Aylward for the Becoming a Global Yogi Guide. Martin is a spiritual teacher who helps people to integrate Buddhist principles and practices into modern life. I and asked him about how to handle some of the issues that might come up around the idea… Continue Reading