WELCOME TO BALI'S LEADING DETOX, YOGA & MEDITATION RETREATS AT VILLA GAIA!

Welcome to Gaia Retreat Center located in Ubud – the most desirable location in Bali and voted the friendliest town in Asia!

If you’ve been craving a change in your life and wish to give yourself a gift of personal growth & energy, then our tailored detox retreat packages and 5 day transcendental meditation private retreats are an excellent choice for your mind-body-spirit. 310 more words

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The Gita: Srimad Bhagwadgita: श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता : Chapter 2:01

I bow down to lotus feet of my first Guru, my revered father Pandit Shri Murli Dhar ji Mishr,  Vidya Guru Kaul Shiromani Shri Shivanand Nath ji, Yoga Guru Paramhamsa Shri Balendu Giri ji Maharaj and all the compassionate Masters and divine souls of Gurumandala..   949 more words

Spacecast From AD

Space Between Raindrops 


Sunday morning we lingered in bed tucked away from the cold reality of our uninsulated room, as the rain came down and the aspen turned outside. 283 more words

Confessions/Intercessions

How I found my Way to Meditation

The Evil of Meditation

I was not a believer of Meditation. I am a Christian. And there is a reason I avoid it.

It started out as a short conversation on philosophy and a short counsel from a well meaning sister in Church: “You should avoid transcendental meditation and eastern meditation.” Those words resounded with me. 589 more words

Life In Design

Puppy Power

I am often asked how I stay upbeat and positive in the face of a terminal cancer diagnosis. Keeping busy/distracted and trying new things are definitely key pieces of advice I would offer fellow survivors. 224 more words

Transcendental meditation techniques

Meditation is to relax one’s body and mind. To maintain talk about of restful alertness or restful consciousness without drifting off to sleep. Your brain remains alert and awake in this restfulness, no loss of awareness while you are asleep. 482 more words

Transcendental Meditation

Beyond Buddhism: The Metaphysics of Meditation...

Meditation has increasingly gained adherence in the Western world, since its initial mass-marketing roll-out as Transcendental Meditation (TM) under the guidance of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the 1960’s, with such illustrious disciples as the Beatles, a Beach Boy or two, and Donovan, among others, any feeling that it was all hype at the time, eventually assuaged by glowing and growing reports of its therapeutic value, BUT… 916 more words