Category archives for: Body Mind Spirit

The power of Rama’s name

  By Kanaka Ramakrishna What is in a name? A rose would smell the same by any other name. Once the name is given to an object, the association is inevitable. ‘Rama’ is not just a name. It has deep significance, its own glory, power and strength. As soon as the name is mentoned, the […]

Here lies one who spared neither men nor God: Khushwant Singh

Kushwant Singh (2 February 1915 – 20 March 2014) was an Indian columnist, novelist, writer and a journalist. Excerpts from Kushwant Singh’s book: ‘The Low-down on life, death & most things in-between.” Penguin Death is rarely spoken about in our homes. I wonder why. Especially when each of us knows that death has to come, […]

Australian First: Essential help for women with endometriosis

Women with endometriosis will now have better access to information and support with new resources from one of Australia’s leading not-for-profit health organisations for women. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health has released four new resources that will help women and health professionals recognise, diagnose and manage one of women’s most common but widely misunderstood medical […]

Vipassana, a much needed meditation technique in today’s world

Vipassana Meditators who have benefited from this ancient art of observing life and cleansing old samskaras creating an environment in the devotee of ‘anichha’ that is equanimity, stand up by it with total conviction. In ancient language of ‘Pali’ Vipassana means ‘to see things as they really are’. It is a technique of self-discovery which […]

Hurry and register for ‘Yoga – Science of Infinite Possibilities’ conference at Western University Campus, 1-3 October 2016

              A three-day International Conference presented by Vedanta Centre, Sydney and S-VYASA University of Yoga Sciences, Bengaluru, India is being held in the University of Western Sydney from October 1-3, 2016. It is part of the Festival of India being celebrated September – November 2016. It is being organized on a […]

The eyes have it

By Dr Sunder Das There are many expressions in the English language, which relate to the eyes, like ‘apple of one’s eye’, ‘an eyesore’, ‘see eye to eye’, ‘give the eye’ and so on. Out of all the anatomical references current in day-to-day conversation, the eye seems to be mentioned four times as frequently as […]

Sydney to celebrate International Yoga Day 2016 on June 26

                    The Consulate General of India, Sydney organized a Curtain Raiser for the International Day of Yoga 2016 today with the Opera House and Harbour Bridge providing an idyllic backdrop. Participation was drawn from several leading yoga schools of Sydney. Yoga Guru Govindaraju Venkataraman demonstrated various […]

Indian ragas have the power to heal: Madhvi Mohindra

              Sydneysiders at Madhvi Mohindra’s ‘Healing with Ragas’ workshop By Rekha Rajvanshi Music not only entertains us, it lifts our mood, reduces anxiety, raises motivation and helps combat insomnia and depression. A recent study by Stanford University shows that depressed patients gain self-esteem and their mood improves after music therapy. On 16th May […]

Trisanku: In between heaven and earth

                  That was the time when the famous king of the Solar dynasty, Trisanku, reigned. He was so much in love with the beauty of his body that he could not hear the thought of parting with it at death and desired to ascend in that very […]

For your eyes only

              Who can forget the iconic smoky-eyed look of Jack Sparrow, Captain of the Black Pearl, in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’? Or Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw getting ready to meet her ex-boyfriend Aidan in Abu Dhabi in ‘Sex and the City 2’? While pop culture occasionally […]

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