Category Archives: Travelling

Brain Surgery at Mount Arunachala

This week I had surgery, etheric surgery that is, in Virupaksha Cave on Mount Arunachala in Tiruvannamalai (South Indian state of Tamil Nadu). The natural rock cave is a legendary place where for example Ramana Maharshi stayed several years for self-enquiry and meditation. But before I get into details, let me share a few insights about Arunachala.

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Report from the Kalachakra event in Leh

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The 33. Kalachakra Empowerment in Ladakh, North India with His Holiness the 14. Dalai Lama.

Some of you knew, some of you might have guessed it: I went to the Kalachakra Initiation in Leh. Short notice my husband booked our flights (Delhi – Leh) and off we went. What can I say? It was awesome. And No, I did not convert to Buddhism. I simply followed my heart’s impulse and soul’s thirst to experience this empowerment. As far as I’m concerned, the religious denomination is just the packaging. I’m interested in what’s inside the wrapping, the actual forces at work, which are universal and cosmic. 

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After days of ritual preparations, offerings, purifications and teachings by the Dalai Lama, the actual initiation took place on the 12. and 13. July 2014. Location: Leh in Ladakh, Northern India on 3400m above sea level. Somewhere I read that there are two ways of attending an initiation, either as an active participant or as an interested observer and there is a great opportunity for both to gain much from the experience. I’d probably see ourselves somewhere in between. Continue reading