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Temple of Bliss

Temple of Bliss

Mevlana Garden, May 1, 2017

Drunk on the divine, at the end of another beautiful retreat, our hearts are longing to take care of this fragile bud which is awakening within us. “It’s not easy. You have to have courage to be strong in yourself” … READ MORE


This Silence is enough

This Silence is enough

Mevlana Garden, April 18, 2017

The hardest thing is to accept, deep in your being, that there is a sleep, an unconsciousness. And whatever meditations that are being done here are just to shake you. To bring you to a point where the sleeping consciousness … READ MORE


Maravilhoso

Maravilhoso

Mevlana Garden, April 11, 2017

Live more and more in the moment. From your heart. Everything will be fresh. Every moment new. So beautiful. That is the whole path of sannyas. Losing your head and coming back to your heart. That’s the path I’m taking … READ MORE


Do you remember your silent self?

Do you remember your silent self?

Dharma Mountain, February 21, 2017

Do you remember silence? Can you still hear that precious nothingness? That space that brought you deeper, that gave you a glimpse of your own self? Have you moved God closer to the top of your list? Have you allowed … READ MORE


only Love exists

only Love exists

Dharma Mountain, February 2, 2017

Having stared death in the face, are we ready for a bigger challenge? To look at ourselves – deeply, openly, honestly? Sitting in vipassana, going deeper, deeper. Simply watching the breath. The breath of life. Going in. Going out. Can we … READ MORE


Into Death

Into Death

Dharma Mountain, January 28, 2017

Dharma Mountain and its cabins are enveloped by fog. But higher up, the mountains rise crystal clear, dressed in newborn babies colors – the pale pink where the sun kisses the snow, the baby blue sky above. And from these … READ MORE


Do you have the patience?

Mevlana Garden, December 1, 2016

My old friend Lao Tzu says: Do you have the patience? Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water becomes clear?  Normally, you don’t think about that – when the ocean is all brown … READ MORE


The Song of the Master

The Song of the Master

Mevlana Garden, November 25, 2016

The birds in Brazil have their own song. They sing about summer and love and the wind about to come; blending with the sounds of the ocean, the saws and the hammers of distant carpenters, a dog barking. Even the temple … READ MORE


The subject tonight is Love

Mevlana Garden, November 20, 2016

Tonight a storm came to Ibiraquera and Mevlana Garden. Thunder, wind and rain, shaking the temple, flooding the streets, cutting off the electricity and the music after satsang. We are here in silence with our master, in the center of the storm. We are not soaked with … READ MORE