Men’s and Women’s Work: Why is it Important?

Why separate men’s and women’s circles?  Workshop leaders and workshop participants often observe that people feel more comfortable to share about intimate aspects of their lives when only those of their own sex are present. It can be very strengthening and validating to receive reflections, or even just heart-centred listening, from others who have shared many of the same embodied life experiences we’ve had, simply through growing up as a boy or a girl or…

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The Shields Have Come Down: What I Got Out of the Total Life Change Program

Mahadeva participated in the Total Life Change Programme in April 2019. Here, he shares his experience – and what changed for him. Where I was “I wasn’t going anywhere in my life – I seemed to be stuck and it was difficult. I was just doing the same thing over and over again, so I wanted to shift that. I’d been living in a van and picked up many skills and experiences that I wanted…

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Desire is the cause of all human suffering …OK, so now what?

The Buddha says desire is the root cause of all human suffering. So how do I deal with DESIRE, the cause of all my emotional pain? I see that the majority of Western society is dealing with the issue by trying to fulfil all our earthly material desires with money, sex and power. However, without consciousness, we can get lost in this materialistic playground and lose connection to why we wanted all these things in…

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Want to Meet your Real Self? Bioenergetics Can Help

Bioenergetics is a radical way to release you from the effects of trauma and conditioning so that you can feel as free and light as a feather. The idea behind it is that our muscle system holds all that we’ve repressed. So, when doing Bioenergetics, we put our body into certain positions which allows us to release these tensions. We increase our breathing – in and out through the mouth and from the belly –…

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When Talk Therapy isn’t Enough: Healing our Wounds, Coming Back to our Bodies

I talk to Sanjula, one of the therapists and workshop leaders at Osho Leela, about healing from difficult life experiences, embodiment and empowerment. What is true empowerment? “We all want to feel free and uninhibited. We long to be able to respond to life in the moment with love and joy rather than fear and defensiveness. But when a person experiences trauma – and most of us have experienced some form of it – a…

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Why Celebrating Sexuality isn’t So Weird

2 years ago, sitting around a campfire at Dance Camp East, a new friend told me he was going to spend 2 weeks at a Sexuality Festival. What’s that? I nodded and smiled, but inside I was baffled. Why would people need to go and celebrate sexuality in such an overt way? I just didn’t get it. The flow of life The banner for the Sexuality Gathering Roll on 2 years and I’ve just spent…

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The Power of the Heart: Healing Isolation & Disempowerment.

How do we move past low self-esteem and empower ourselves to embrace life’s opportunities? I talk to Svabhavo, a workshop leader, alchemist and director at Osho Leela with decades of experience in supporting and guiding people. What’s behind the epidemic of isolation in today’s society? “Most people don’t love themselves because they’re taught from a very young age that they’re not really OK. They’re not taught social skills in their formative and teenage years. Instead,…

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Are you Too Comfortable – or Too Challenged? Finding that Elusive Worklife Balance

The average person will spend 90 thousand hours at work over their lifetime. How are you spending that time? Are you joyfully living your passion, in total flow with the creativity of life? Or does the thought of work fill you with dread? What is your body telling you? If it does, then your body is telling you that there is something off. You are out of balance and this needs your awareness. It can…

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The Millennial Generation – We’ve never had so much freedom, but are we free?

  Google ‘millennial’ and you’ll find countless articles telling you that our age cohort is lazy, narcissistic and spoilt. Apparently, no generation has ever had it as easy – maybe we have it too easy. We are told we have it all, that we’re frivolous and uncommitted, hopping from job to job, wanting full flexibility. We are shallow, valuing money, fame and image over self-acceptance and community. Worst of all, we aren’t having sex! On…

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