Try a little tenderness

September 16, 2010

grass at sunsetAbout three weeks ago I embarked on a 40 day spiritual programme. It’s a simple thing really –- daily reading, reflecting and writing on the themes –- but the effects have been profound. I’m no stranger to this sort of thing, having spent my twenties engaged in full time study and practice on the lead up to becoming an ordained Buddhist, but it’s been a while since I’ve taken up a such a purposeful, purely spiritual, exercise.

Recently, things have been very settled for me in my new abode –- a couple of caravans tucked away in the fields of rural Devon, in southwest England. I call it the ‘wild field’. My family and I … Read more »

Creating choice with inner wisdom

June 26, 2010

Srimati discusses the nature of inner wisdom, and how to make creative, rather than reactive, choices. Speaking to the Conscious Evolution group at Sharpham House, Totnes, Devon, she explains that inner wisdom is a deep level of intelligence available to us all and that accessing our inner wisdom allows us make the best choices in our life.

How can we trust our intuition?

April 18, 2010

How do we know what’s a valuable intuition and what’s some other voice — perhaps the voice of fear, or just a delusion? Srimati explains that our responses come either from fear or love, and that we can learn to recognize the difference by asking ourselves what’s our motivation. In a way, intuition tells us whether our responses are creative and intuitive, or reactive.

Are we free?

March 31, 2010

The more aware we become of ourselves, the more we notice that our minds resort to pre-programmed “scripts” — habitual ways of reacting to the world. Srimati discusses how awareness creates the freedom to choose our responses and free ourselves from our conditioning.

Accessing inner wisdom (part 2)

February 9, 2010

Can anyone access inner wisdom? Do you have to be a meditator or a spiritual person? Business trends consultant and founder of Piatkus Books, Judy Piatkus, asks inner wisdom coach, Srimati.

Accessing inner wisdom (part 1)

February 8, 2010

How do we know when our inner promptings are truly wise? Which inner voice do we trust? Judy Piatkus, business trends consultant and founder of Piatkus Books, asks inner wisdom coach, Srimati.

Non-attachment, and engagement with the world

January 21, 2010

Inspired Entrepreneur Nick Williams talks with Srimati, a former member of the Western Buddhist Order, about non-attachment. Srimati explains that non-attachment isn’t life-denying, but simply says that we should relate to things as they really are, without trying to get something out of them that they can’t supply.

Integrating spirituality with business (part 2)

January 7, 2010

In this short video, Inspired Entrepreneur Nick Williams talks with Srimati, a former member of the Western Buddhist Order, about the relationship between spirituality and business, and how love and fear are opposed tendencies in both worlds as judgment and rejection of parts of ourselves.

Integrating spirituality with business (part 1)

January 6, 2010

In this short video, Inspired Entrepreneur Nick Williams talks with Srimati, a former member of the Western Buddhist Order, about the relationship between spirituality and business, and how the concept of inspiration bridges the two worlds.

Intuition and inner guidance

December 30, 2009

In this short video, Srimati, a former member of the Western Buddhist Order, talks to Inspired Entrepreneur Nick Williams about her work with intuition. Srimati strongly believes that everyone has their own inner wisdom, and her “job” is to help them access that by getting beneath the surface clutter of thoughts, using meditation and other techniques to still the mind.