Vedanta Blog

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    Healthy Vegan Retreat Recipes

    At our latest Karma Yoga Retreat, our team of volunteers developed a delicious and nutrient-packed vegan menu for our retreat guests. We received so many appreciative comments that we decided to share the recipes for you to try at home. Have some fun recreating these delicious healthy treats you had on retreat. Sweet Potato Brownies Base: 4 […]

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    Reduce Anxiety and Be Happy

    Is your mind consumed with fear, negativity and unforgiving thoughts? Are you tired of all the worry, anxiety and stress? Do you feel drained, like you live in a whirlwind of constant exhaustion? If you feel like you just get by, day-to-day, then don’t fret. There is hope. And it comes in the form of an […]

  • Stress Ends where Peace Begins

    It was a perfect morning for a walk along the river. Nothing but blue sky, crystal clear water and sunshine. An ideal setting for reflection…… So I pondered about how almost everybody believes that the world causes them stress. And how they’re convinced that calm conditions creates peace of mind. I mean it seems logical. Calm circumstances, […]

  • How Meditation can Work for You

    How Meditation Can Work for You

    Editor’s note: In this article, “meditation” in inverted commas refers to the various types of “meditation” practiced today. Meditation without inverted commas refers to the ancient, traditional method of meditation, as taught in Vedanta, thousands of years before the advent of Buddhism. Worry, anxiety, stress and depression have sky-rocketed in Western society over the last […]

  • Vedanta Changed my Life

    How Vedanta Changed My Life

    Ah, mid-life crisis! Don’t you just hate it! All the physical and emotional challenges that come with ageing—not that I ever had a problem with the number of birthdays, just with the number of wrinkles associated with them! Throw into the mix the kids leaving home, the death of my mother and the collapse of […]

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    3 Steps to Connect with your True Self

    When I was in my early twenties I lived in the party capital of Australia—the Gold Coast in Queensland. It was the eighties, I was a fashion designer, and for me another night meant another party! In those days it was all about glamour. The more glamorous you were and the more glitter you had, […]

  • Vedanta Students

    Giving Leads to Happiness & Success

    I’m currently visiting the Vedanta Academy in India—a spiritual bootcamp for the body, mind and intellect. The Academy students spend 3-years learning the higher values of life and living. Values like acceptance, clear thinking, universal love, selflessness, self-sufficiency, etcetera. One of the practices at the academy is Karma Yoga—the path of selfless action. In Karma Yoga […]

  • How to Find Happiness Within

    Six Simple Steps to Find Happiness Within

    When I was in my early twenties, I felt a deep sense of emptiness within. On the outside I was all smiles and shiny, but on the inside there was a hollowness so deep that I thought I would never be happy again. By today’s standards you might say that I was depressed. After all, […]