A vulnerable open-eyed-hearted warrior with a sense of humour and expansive breathing skills. What do I mean by this? The first time I arrived at Erin Hall for a Shambhala meditation, I felt immense safety, which is what I was needing in order for me to start healing my wounds. The colour felt yellow and … Continue →
Ramadan is always such a beautiful time in Cape Town. The older I get, the more I appreciate the quiet compassion which settles over the city in the month of the fast. When I was younger, the fast seemed to me (someone brought up in a half-Christian/half-atheist household) like a tortuous sacrifice, a kind of … Continue →
Over the last four weeks I’ve had the deep pleasure of facilitating workshops of a programme called the 16 Guidelines for Life with the Shambhala sangha on Thursday evenings at Erin Hall. The 16 Guidelines are a set of practical ethical principles for connecting with our innate compassion and wisdom and then, from the stance that heart-connection with ourselves enables, for relating with life situations in a way that leads to genuine benefit for ourselves and others.