Vedanã, Buddha's Contribution to Meditation...
In Sanskrit and Pali, all
pleasant, un-pleasant or neutral are Vedanā. The inevitable contact
of our senses with the external world is experienced by us as
raw physical sensations on the body. An unconscious part of our mind constantly reacts to
these sensations, creating liking, craving and attachment to
the pleasant sensations and aversion towards
unpleasant sensations. According to Lord Buddha, this attachment or
aversion towards something which is impermanent is the
cause of our suffering.
Buddha realised that objective concentrated awareness of Vedanā
in the physical body while keeping the mind free of craving or
aversion; led to an understanding into the impermanent nature
of all things and a path of liberation from suffering. Sensations whether gross like pain, heaviness, numbness
or subtle like tingling or pulsing are all impermanent. They arise
and pass away. Being able to observe this phenomenon within the
framework of your own body, gives you an understanding based on your
own direct experience, of the transience of all things that we
Vipassana refers to a special way of observing or seeing. These
life changing 10 day residential meditation courses are held all
over the world. Inspired by
Irani (Nee: Darukhanawala) branded
her Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Sessions and Yoga Classes as 'Vedanã.
Both the massage and yoga classes provide a wonderful opportunity
for you to watch the body sensations with conscious awareness.
Fairy and Friends Children’s Book Series
As a stay at
home mother, life has offered little spaces for
these colourful words and images to emerge!
Being the author and illustrator of these books
has been a great experience for me – a wonderful
outlet for creative energy which allows Kian full
access to his mummy.
The first three books in this series are now
available online and introduce children to
WATER BUFFALOES and
LIZARDS; teaching them about
life and some of the wonderful fellow creatures we
share our world with in a fun way.....
co-illustrated “The Indigo Fairy and the Frogs”, the
first of the series with Andree Francoise, my dhamma
mother, teacher and a very lovely meditating artist
who lives in Dhammagiri, Igatpuri.
during one of my visits to Dhammagiri that Andree’s
teacher Shantiben told us about Indigo children. We
enjoyed playing with the idea of my son, Kian being
a Indigo baby throughout that visit. Indigo babies
have a lot of Indigo in their auras, a colour which
suggests a strong spiritual inclination. When the
ideas for the books started to flow, Kian naturally
became an Indigo Fairy!
beautiful board books can be enjoyed by even the
youngest children for a long time.
I am very happy to share that my books are being
used by the
Tamarind Tree School in Dahanu as a teaching aid
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage
This scientifically redefined deep tissue massage from
Pune combines principals and techniques from both yoga and ayurveda.
Similar to Shiatsu and the traditional ayurvedic stroking massage
(abhyanga), this is a unique method of therapeutic body work. The
massage is a combination of abhyanga (traditional ayurvedic
stroking massage, yoga stretches to open and
align the body, as well as the use of strategic acupressure
points to activate the various systems of the body (e.g.
digestive and respiratory systems) ....For more information, click
AYURVEDIC YOGA MASSAGE.
Yoga Classes in Dahanu
Classical Yoga is based on the Yoga Sutra's of Sage Patanjali and focuses
on how the various yoga practices allow us to have more control over
our mind, body and emotions. The Yoga classes are a
blend of asana, pranayama, kriya and some theory to gain holistic
benefits from your yoga practice ....For more information, click on
Yoga Classes in Dahanu