Gayatri Mantra

Gayatri Mantra

oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥsvaḥ tatsaviturvareṇyaṃ bhargo devasyadhīmahi dhiyo yo naḥprachodayāt – Rigveda 3.62.   An ancient prayer to the Earth, space and heavens from the Rigveda, a collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns. My mornings start with this mantra, traditionally...
Indian Food

Indian Food

Visiting India is an incredible experience on many levels – including the cuisine! One of the predominant traditional items you will find on menus throughout India, particularly in Southern parts, is the thali (pronounced ta-lee). As this dish can be vegetarian or...
Holy Cow!!

Holy Cow!!

I’ve been travelling to India regularly since 2006. I lead annual retreats, undertake personal study (eg intensives on Bhagavad Gita), and other programs (eg panchakarma). I totally immerse myself in this crazy, uplifting, colourful place. These are five things that...