Have you ever wondered why, at the end of a meditation, we chant Om shanti shanti shanti, repeating the Sanskrit word for Peace three times? Here is one explanation which I like.
I first learned this beautiful chant when visiting Hindu temples as a young monk in the 1970s. At the end of hours of bhajans during which the women took the lead, singing their songs of devotion for Krishna and Rama with joy and emotion, everyone would join in singing the gayatri mantra, followed by Om shanti shanti shanti. (more…)
Whenever we buy a new phone or a new computer we have the option to create whatever look we like for it… We can change the background colours, change fonts, and create all sorts of looks and themes for it, according to our mood.
Sometimes we upload pictures that we like on a particular day, but that do not reflect our mood on other days. Yesterday it was nice, today we are not so sure. But we really felt that way yesterday, we are sure of it… that was the truth. Well it was the truth THEN… What about now? is something true if it changes every day? (more…)
NEW MILLENNIUM BEING issue #184.
An article written by Guru Rattana for New Millenium Being.
Guru Rattana explores The planetary alignment of Uranus and Pluto and how it sets the tone for massive change during the years 2011-2015. The newsletter this article appears in offers some insights about how these energies affect our personal lives and how we can use them to move into deeper levels of self-love and soul awakening. (more…)
A short film shot on Friday night of Liza Lilintahl’s performance here at the Centre…
On 4th July 2011 – US Independence Day, my new book HOPE – Healing Our People & Earth was published with a wonderful launch party hosted by my dear friends at Alchemy and Hay House – pictures from the night.
The symbolism of the day struck me.
On 4th July 1776 America celebrated its founding as an independent nation aiming to free itself from the British Empire in order to chart its own destiny. Since then many other nations have freed themselves from colonial and imperial powers to achieve their own forms of independence. (more…)
Our dearest Alchemists,
We are incredibly lucky and privileged to have David Newman play two concerts here at the Centre over a weekend in late July. If you are new to his music or a returning fan, this retrospective illustrates just how appealing his music is and how it has reached people all over the world.
You can view the workshops and more infomation about them and David by clicking on our Workshops and Events tab.
With love and blessing,
The Alchemy Team
This article explains the healing effect that the New Deep Peace treatments have.
When we truly relax and unwind, we digest and return to the source and at the source we recharge ourselves with peace and with just ‘being’. But we lack silence and we lack the time to unwind. A few weeks a year on holiday just isn’t enough. (more…)
Our web developer Harry Lincoln caught up with Louise Mita to talk about her pioneering treatments in energy healing, travelling the world, academic findings and research, her imminent workshop at Alchemy and how ‘one of the best things for the individual is autonomy after the session.’
So sit back, relax and enjoy her words of wisdom until her workshops start here at Alchemy on 25th & 26th June.
Blessed by the Rain
Monday was Spring Bank Holiday. I went for a walk in the countryside with my friend Ram, just back from six months in India. We followed the Ridgeway, Britain’s oldest human thoroughfare, along the tops of the Chilterns. (more…)
In the practice of yoga we invoke the word and the concept of truth throughout the practice. Practicing with truth is a deep process and can lead to realization of the great wisdom implicit in the yoga tradition.
At the beginning of my class yesterday a few students were sitting quietly. One woman had her hands on her knees, in Gyan mudra with the palms facing up. I started the class by saying, as I always do, “Come into the seated pose if you are not already, with the hands facing down on the knees.” Very dutifully, she flipped her hands over. (more…)