#48_July 2016 – Play as a Spiritual Practice

Play as a Spiritual Practice When I first heard in a teaching that play could be incorporated into a spiritual practice, I was not only relieved but really happy that the spiritual practice was not all work. After all, that’s why there is this proverb ‘all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’ right? Summer time seems to be the perfect time to take a break from work – half the year has gone by, there is another half more to go. Some of us could already be feeling disinterested at work or our bodies could be yearning…

#44_February 2016 – The one you Feed

The one you Feed One evening an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.’ The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: ‘Which wolf wins?’ The old Cherokee simply replied, ‘The one you feed.’ Warmest wishes, The…

#40 October 2015 – Register today for Lama Marut and Cindy Lee’s classes

“Get Unbusy” This is set of 4 classes where we learn how to regain true peace in our modern era of constant activity and busy-ness. Lama Marut and Cindy Lee will teach us what it means to “get unbusy” and feel a greater sense of calm while fulfilling our responsibilities and living our daily lives. Date: Friday 23rd October 7pm-9pm Saturday 24th October 3pm-5pm | 7pm to 9pm Sunday 25th October 3pm-5pm Venue: Oasis Holistic Blk 10 Oasis Holistic #01-50 Selegie House Selegie Road S(180010) Cost: Free, by donation Click here to register  info@asc-sg.org ************ “From Victimhood to Mastery” Join…

#37_July 2015 – Wisdom 0.15

Wisdom 0.15 Nearly two weeks ago, I attended the Wisdom Asia 2.0 conference here in Singapore, organised by the effervescent Tan Chade Meng, who is Google’s Jollygoodfellow (it’s his real job title). He believes that through teaching mindfulness, businesses can become more ethical, more compassionate and wiser. And he enticed a lot of the big names of mindfulness such as Jack Kornfield and Dan Siegel to share their vision and ideas here. Over and over again at the conference, we heard that all the beautiful ideas they presented will just remain words unless people try them out, practice them and…

#34 April 2015 – Sacred Space

Sacred Space “[Sacred Space] is an absolute necessity for anybody today You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes to you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you may find that nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred place…

#32 February 2015 – It’s Time to Reboot

  It’s Time to Reboot I not sure about you but I’m long overdue for a personal reboot.  The last few months have been an absolute blur with work deadlines and loads of extra activities during the festive season.  Where did that two week Christmas holiday go?  Then – wham bam – it’s straight into the new year with business plans, projections, budgets…etc…etc.  And now we have Lunar New Year celebrations going into full bloom! During this busy period I’ve been going through the motions of my practice… Dharma class on Mondays…. Yoga class on Sun and meditating semi-regularly, but…

REGISTRATION CLOSING SOON! for April 9 to 13: Borobudur Retreat on Chapters 8-10 of Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life

REGISTRATIONS FOR RETREAT CLOSING 4TH MARCH! Book now @ info@asc-sg.org Watch Lama Marut invite you personally to the retreat in the video below:   About the retreat: Lama Marut will lead this retreat on Chapters 8 to 10 of Master Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life. This retreat will be the third and last in the series of retreats held since 2013 on this wonderful text. The final chapters of the text focus on the Perfections of Meditative Concentration and Wisdom. We will be at the ancient Buddhist pilgrimage site of Borobudur, Indonesia, as we dive deep into the…

#28 October 2014 -Yoga and Me

Yoga and Me One year ago, I decided to take a break from yoga. I didn’t love the practice any more despite developing a solid practice over many years. Of course I knew that yoga was good for me but my relationship with yoga had become one of ‘must’.  I needed to practice; I had to practice. When I stopped teaching, I didn’t feel compelled to practice. I stopped attending workshops, and didn’t feel the pressure to keep it up. I rested as much as I needed and did only what I felt like. Some days, I felt resistance. Some…

25 Aug 2014 – Playful Joyful Awakening with Nithya Shanti

Nithya Shanti is a spiritual teacher committed to supporting those who wish to awaken their natural wisdom. He has an MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur and left a career in corporate strategy to follow his dream of living as a Buddhist monk. For many years he lived and practiced in the remote forest monasteries of South East Asia.  He now shares timeless teachings, and practical wisdom for awakening. He says “The essence of my work is to create spaces based on awareness and presence where people can recognize, share and question their stories together in a playful and lighthearted way.” His…