What time in nature can teach you about your mind

What time in nature can teach you about your mind

I have just spent the past weekend at the beautiful Rocklyn Yoga Ashram in central Victoria, Australia, leading my first Radical Self Love Retreat. It was a wonderful experience with some beautiful people who came along, very ready for inner alchemy and self-transformation. I found myself reflecting on the influence of a natural environment, like… Continue Reading

Changing Your Relationship to Life Through the Four Noble Truths

Changing Your Relationship to Life Through the Four Noble Truths

The foundational truths of the Buddha Dharma, as taught in any Vipassana (Insight) meditation retreat, are the four noble truths. Reminding yourself of these throughout the day, or especially when in the middle of some painful experience, can help alleviate your pain and help bring the light of understanding to everything you go through. Though… Continue Reading

The Art of Self-Transformation Through the path of Non-Self

Here at Inner Alchemy the motto is: The subtle art of self-transformation. But being a follower of the teachings of the Buddha [aside: I don’t identify as a Buddh-ist as such as I am all about non-identification], but being an ardent admirer and profoundly grateful for the teachings of the awakened one (the literal meaning… Continue Reading

Why Meditate?

Why Meditate?

Meditation is the key practice for spiritual growth. For me, it was what started me on the spiritual journey aged 29, which is coincidentally the same age that the Buddha left his home to discover the world outside of the palace walls, leading him to, you guessed it – meditate. Meditation gives you an insight… Continue Reading