HH Dalai Lama on Dharmmadhata – Unity

by Trace on September 30, 2011

HH The Dalai Lama Live Webcast on Dharmadhatu


His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama travels the world tirelessly sharing a message of love and compassion.

I was wondering where His Holiness was as he often  has a Live Webcast for his public talks.

You can visit http://dalailama.com/ for all news and updates for His Holiness, The 14th Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s four day teaching on Nagarjuna’s “In Praise of Dhammadhatu” given at the request of a group from Taiwan. His Holiness speaks in Tibetan followed by English and Chinese translations. Additional files will be added as they become available.

Venue: Main Tibetan Temple, Dharamsala, India
Date: October 1-4, 2011
Duration: 7 sessions each approximately 2 hours
Languages: English, Tibetan and Chinese

What is Dharmadhatu?

Dharmadhatu (Sanskrit) may be defined as the ‘dimension’, ‘realm’ or ‘sphere’ (dhatu) of Dharma and denotes the collective ‘one-taste’ (Sanskrit: ekarasa) dimension of Dharmata.
In Mahayana Buddhism, dharmadhātu (Tibetan: chos kyi dbyings; Chinese: 法界) means “realm of phenomena”, “realm of Truth”


MeditationLotusMeditation provides the opportunity to still the mind and connect with a still, peaceful place within you. I teach Stillness Meditation 3 nights a week and have been meditating for almost 20 years. I love stillness, peace and the power of this energy that pervades our daily life, not only in meditation.

Energy follows awareness. Where is your awareness? Are you lost in your thoughts or are you aware of your thoughts? The first step is to be mindful, to become aware of your thoughts. Then you are no longer live at the whim of your thoughts…you can live guided by your inner wisdom and intuition.

I teach a simple, yet powerful Stillness Meditation where you simply focus on the breath, the in-breath, the out-breath, relax, let go, simply “be with the breath.” You may notice some thoughts…and when you do, simply notice them and let them drift away as you bring your focus back to your breath. Within a very short period of time you will become aware of your thoughts and be mindful of your thoughts…and be able to let those thoughts go and focus on the stillness and peace each breath brings.

Allow yourself to let go of judgement, fear, separation…and what remains is stillness, love, unity.

Click here to learn more about my Meditation classes in Dingley Village and Chelsea Heights Community Centre, Melbourne, Australia

What is Vispassna Meditation?

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living.
DhammadutaBuddhaThe technique of Vipassana Meditation is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results.

There are no charges for the courses – not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from people who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the opportunity to also benefit.

There are numerous Centers in India and elsewhere in Asia/Pacific; ten Centers in North America; three Centers in Latin America; eight Centers in Europe; seven Centers in Australia/New Zealand; one Center in the Middle East and one Center in Africa.Give yourself the gift of a 10-day Vipassna  Meditation to purify your mind and nurture your Soul!

Where-ever you Take a Moment to be Mindful and Reflect on Unity ~ May Humanity Unite for World Peace.

Love Trace


What are you craving?

by Trace on August 14, 2011

My lettuce addiction was a sign of cancer!

Lettuce.ElsieElsie Campbell became obsessive eating four whole lettuces a day. Luckily her husband Jim, a Research Scientist, suspected there might be something more to it. Jim found out lettuce contains a nutrient, sulforaphane, which naturally attacks cancer cells but is lacking in many breast cancer sufferers. Jim correctly guessed his wife had breast cancer.

Lucky for Elsie, after a visit to her doctor she was diagnosed with breast cancer and has now made a full recovery thanks to an early diagnosis.

Food cravings are normally associated with pregnancy, however cravings can exist any time when our body is out of balance. A craving simply indicates the body is lacking is certain nutrients.

Craving: Vegemite

VegemitePossible ailment: Heart arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation

Vegemite is a useful source of Riboflavin, Niacin, Folic Acid and Vitamin B12. As long as you are not on a low-salt diet you can enjoy it daily. Vitamin-B is also essential for breaking down carbohydrates for energy to maintain our energy level and keep nerves at bay. There are 8 different B-vitamins and a deficiency in any one of them can result in a range of conditions including heart palpatations, arrhythmia, chronic fatigue, irritability and poor concentration.

Craving: Chips & Salty foods

chipsPossible Ailment: Thyroid or Adrenal gland problems

Shona Wilkinson, head nutritionist at The Nutri Centre, London, says: ‘Severe stress affects the adrenal glands. ‘If someone is very stressed, they stop producing the correct amounts of hormones such as adrenaline, cortisol and aldosterone. This can disrupt the salt balance in the body and explains why some people have salt cravings.’

It might also mean you have an iodine deficiency. This is linked to thyroid problems, says Jeannette Jackson, a nutritional biochemist. An underactive thyroid can cause lethargy, constipation, weight gain and depression, while an overactive thyroid can cause weight loss, anxiety and irregular periods.

Craving: Chocoalte

chocolatePossible Ailment: Depression, Stress, premenstrual tension

A small Swiss study in the Journal of Proteome Research found eating 40g of dark chocolate every day for two weeks reduced levels of the stress hormone cortisol in people who’d been battling with pressures.

Compounds found in chocolate called alkaloids may help to raise the levels of serotonin — the mood-boosting hormone.

Chocolate is also a source of magnesium and B-vitamins, which are used by the body in energy production, meaning it can help give us energy when we’re under pressure. Magnesium is vital for our nervous system, our bones and our immune system.

If you are craving any foods, visit  your local naturopath and have a discussion, or go to your local health food store and speak to a Naturopath.
Foods affect our mood and it may be a simple as bringing Magnesium back into your diet that can lift your mood and you no longer feel depressed.

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