Kolkata’s Techie Becomes Most Popular Priest in United Kingdom

October 12, 2021 9:45 pm

When Tanay Mukherjee started performing Durga Puja in London in 2008 he never thought in his wildest dreams that soon he would be the most sought-after priest in the United Kingdom. This year he is the most popular priest in the UK, performing five Durga pujas back to back. As Saptami is being celebrated as […]

Balancing Buddha

October 3, 2021 6:38 pm

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I’ll meet you there.When the soul lies down in that grass,the world is too full to talk about.Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other”doesn’t make any sense.The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.Don’t go back to sleep.You must ask for what you really […]

‘Socially mindful’ Eh, what’s that?

September 10, 2021 6:01 pm

Thoughtfulness is when you take food over to the house of a sick neighbour. Politeness is when you hold open a door for someone getting out of a car. Social mindfulness, on which India has one of the lowest scores as per a global study published last week, is a more subtle concept. Like politeness […]

Freedom Redefined

August 15, 2021 5:55 pm

Two monks were returning to their aboard through a forest, discussing all that they had learned in the monastery. The old Monk listened sagely while the younger one seemed all charged about following each principle and never stepping into the material realm of existence.  As they walked along, they came to a river that was […]

Understanding Vipassana With Dr. Sonal Desai

August 11, 2021 8:26 pm

What is Vipassana ?  Vipassana is a way of life as suggested and practiced by Gautam Buddha. Vipassana guides you to help cleanse the conscious and to attain inner peace. Vipassana is the knowledge of living in the present. Accepting others as they are and believing them to be their true self, our appropriate and […]

Turning Fear Into an Ally

July 25, 2021 2:07 pm

“There is no greater illusion than fear.” ⁃ Lao Tzu A mouse was extremely worried that a cat would catch and kill her. Her fear was so great that she never ventured out at all. “How I wish I were a cat. I would then have nothing to fear,” she thought. A genie who was […]

Time to find your ‘inner voice’

July 10, 2021 9:06 am

Have you ever felt misunderstood? Do you feel choked up when you are trying to communicate your feelings? Do you fumble or become aggressive because you feel you are unheard of? Have you ever felt lost for words or unable to express your emotions calmly? Do you ever feel that you have a lot to […]