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Yoga Teacher Training

For the last few weeks my very own, Swami Durgananda has been totally and completely absorbed in her June yoga teacher training program. In fact, she has been so engrossed in this work that I’m beginning to feel neglected. But she seems to be happy and has been doing all sorts of interesting things like painting, illustrating, writing, reading about yoga and the body and exploring meditative movements and emotion. In fact she’s been so Read More …

Shaktipat from Under the Bed

For a long time now, I really wanted to be initiated into the Siddha lineage from an awakened teacher. Durgananda’s teacher, Swami Shankarananda, holds weekend Intensive programs where he gives Shaktipat – the transmission or awakening of spiritual energy. I’ve heard that once the awakening has been received, meditation becomes much easier, (you get less distracted by the birds and the possums). Some time back I tried to give myself Shaktipat, by playing with peacock Read More …

The fire of inquiry

Self-inquiry is all about inner investigation and I love investigation of all sorts. Being a cat, this is one of my fortes. If there is something that catches my interest I love nothing more than to investigate it further. So, Self-inquiry is one of my favourite activities, one that I take extremely seriously. The Self-inquiry process is to go into your inner world and work with any uncomfortable feeling in order to release that horrible Read More …

The Meditation Intensive I was not at

Durgananada and Natji left me all by myself for the whole day! That was horrible. I felt so lonely and bored. Then, being a very ingenious cat, I came up with a wonderful idea. As usual, I wanted to go with them but, as I’m a cat, there are many programs I am not allowed to attend.  This particular program was a shaktipat meditation Intensive at the Ashram. I really wanted to go because, if Read More …

Ways to find Shakti in unfamiliar places

As some of you may know, Durgananda and Natji have been overseas and, being a cat and all, I had to stay in Australia. I wasn’t really okay with this (but I won’t go into that until I resolve a little more of my feelings about being left behind). While they were away I ended up staying in a couple of different locations. I did get well fed and cuddled, but I didn’t have as Read More …