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A Sacred Life — Incense

Photography Journal: Meditation Caves

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Photography Journal: Meditation Caves

A big part of my life when I was a monk and now, is meditation. I daily dedicate 2 hours to chanting mantra's at home, in temples and sometimes on rare, fortunate occasions...... in caves. I can still remember traveling through India in my monastic days and feeling the urge to copy the great sages of old and spend time in "meditation caves".  The most intense being in Vrindavana when I shut myself in a purpose built hole in the ground surrounded by complete darkness. As a practice it's simple. These caves being places where the senses are completely cut off...

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Burning Incense #2 - Yoga

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Burning Incense #2 - Yoga

Is there a right way and time to burn incense ? It's one of the most common discussions we have with people and the answer is surprisingly complicated. It's kinda Yes but also No. Confused? It's a tough one because there is most definitely a right way depending on your use and the environment you're in. Then again there isn't because, as with many things in life, it's all down to balance and finding what works for you. Keeping it simple over the coming weeks we're going to start giving some pointers for situations which may improve your incense experience starting...

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