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L E T T E R – There’s Always Something Better Happening

For our recent India Retreat, I had it all mapped out. Tightly organised, planned to within an inch of its life. I could breath when it was finally all taken care of. We had 36 people booked in the beginning and one disaster struck after another for people and so many had to cancel. This…
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L E T T E R – What Spirituality Means Part 1

There is so much confusion when we decide to live ‘spiritually’. It’s really a nonsense idea because everyone is trying to live spiritually whether they brand it that or not. Spirituality is simply an exploration of living through ‘the spirit’ which means the true essence of ourselves, from love, to find the universal nature in…
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L E T T E R – Real Power

Being a recovering control freak and perfectionist, OCD, a Virgo and aaaall the other labels I could apply to my habit of wanting to tightly reign in outside events. I am really familiar with the process of wanting things in a certain way. It always ends in tears. It usually involves assuming people suddenly became…
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L E T T E R – Building Stillness and Acceptance

In the Vedic view, there are three things present at all times. Creation, maintenance and destruction. The Vedic view of destruction is removing something which is no longer relevant. And we need all three things occurring for evolution to take place. Sometimes they can feel like a hurricane, whipping around us. The key is to…
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L E T T E R – Committing To The Important

Years back I had to really ask myself why were the unimportant things and people in my life getting so much attention and the things and people that lit me up like a bonfire getting second place (or later polling). Really, it didn’t make much sense, yet it seemed that which was more punishing was…
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Course in Vedic Knowledge with Jeff Kober – SOLD OUT

NEW INFORMATION – SOLD OUT We set ourselves the immense task of hosting a massive nine month long program for expansion and engagement unlike any other with a dear friend and respected meditation teacher and Vedic Scholar Jeff Kober. The first part of this 5 part Course was sat by 40 students in the intimate setting of…
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Rising Early

The image above is from a morning sunrise we watched in Coalcliff yesterday. Waking up early, in the darkness of the morning is hands down one of my most pleasurable times of day. But it wasn’t always so. I’ve had a vast mix of different experiences that have created some crazy routines. I have studied…
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November Rounding Retreat – Culburra Beach

Upgrade Your Life over 4 days and 3 nights this November Thurs 10th – Sun 13th November 2016 Culburra Beach – 2.5 hours drive from Sydney Join The Broad Place at our much loved, annual immersive Rounding Retreat, where we strip away years of built up tension and fatigue in a transformative  3 night escape to the South Coast.…
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Recipe – Ayurvedic Green Mung Bean and Coconut Pancakes

Ayurvedic Green Mung Bean and Coconut Pancakes These are incredibly high in protein and with the spices are the perfect Vata balancing breakfast. You will need Dried Green Mung Beans Nutmeg or Cinnamon Cardamom Coconut Syrup or Maple Syrup Coconut Oil Fresh Grated Coconut or Desiccated Coconut Soak 1 cup of dried green mung beans…
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Sago Payasam

This is the most delicious dish that my friend Mish taught me to cook. Payasam is originally from Southern India and is a dish usually made on special occasions as offerings to the gods. Although it’s a Sattvic dish, it is very decadent, and should be only indulged in occasionally! I make it on our…
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Spiced Ginger Afternoon Cake

This cake is warming, grounding and perfect in the afternoon with a cup of Dosha Balancing Vata Tea. I adapted it from a recipe by Rose Bakery, tweaking bits and pieces to make it a little healthier. It’s very dense and packs a spicy punch, and is delicious served warm fresh from the oven although…
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Asia Tour – Hong Kong May 2015

We are proud to have The Broad Place traveling to Hong Kong Thursday May 28th – Sunday May 31st, then onto Singapore Monday 1st through to Friday 6th June 2015. Vedic Meditation teacher Jac Lewis will be teaching a program in both cities including courses in Vedic Meditation, private One one One Mentoring, teaching Rounding…
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Asia Tour – Hong Kong May | Singapore June 2015

We are proud to be traveling to Hong Kong Thursday May 28th – Sunday May 31st, then onto Singapore Monday 1st through to Friday 6th June 2015. Vedic Meditation teacher Jac Lewis will be teaching a program in both cities including courses in Vedic Meditation, private One one One Mentoring, teaching Rounding and hosting workshops…
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An Afternoon of Ayurveda

This Sunday 26th April 2015, join Jac Lewis from The Broad Place and Ayurvedic Practitioner Dylan Smith of Vital Veda for a talk on the basic principles of Ayurveda. Dylan will chat about the principles of Ayurveda, what the three Dosha’s are; Vata, Pitta and Kapha and simple ways in which you can immediately incorporate…
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The Art of Travel

We travel a lot, and we love it. For me traveling is an extension of the exploration of the self, in the outer. We cannot experience new, wondrous things and not shift our perspective and attitudes and thinking. Arran and I travel completely differently. For him, it’s a time to meditate a little, and smash…
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Exploration Manual – Ubud, Indonesia

The Broad Place is a brand centred around tools for high grade living. At The Broad Place we have an absolute love of exploration and travel. Is there a richer experience than being pushed outside your comfort zone and your daily routine, being faced with the unknown that a day abroad holds, absorbing all the…
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High Grade Eating

As our thinking affects the body, in particular our digestion, what and how we think is the primary focus with High Grade eating. Limiting diets with lots of faux ‘allergies’ due to some blog stating that the latest thing to eat is raw greens whipped into a smoothie is not High Grade eating. Drinking or…
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The Broad Place Retreat – Ubud, Indonesia

‘Yoga stah, kuru karmani’  ‘Established in Being, perform action’ (Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2, verse 48) This is a powerful line from the Vedic teachings of the Bhagavad Gita. It explains that in order to take action, and to do anything with success, first we must establish in being. In today’s frenetic world, we are becoming…
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The Broad Place Travels India Part One

This is a photo documentary of my recent travels through India, Part One. Part Two and Part Three to come soon! This trip was to research our upcoming Ayurvedic Retreat that will take place in October/November of 2015 and will be open to everyone. This life changing retreat will involve travel through India to explore…
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The Broad Place Weekend Immersive Retreats

Thurs 12th – Sun 15th November 2015  (Gerroa, beachfront, 2 hours drive from Sydney) We’re all leading incredibly busy lives these days. We have families, friends, careers and more demands are being placed upon us than ever before. The Broad Place Retreats are an incredible way in which to relax, purify and achieve the equivalent…
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ONE DAY POP SHOP

We are holding a one off half day shop here at The Broad Place studio!! Sunday 23rd November, from 12pm – 5pm we will be open for you to come in and get all your Christmas gifts for yourself…oh yeah and for others of course…this will be one of your very last chances to buy…
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The Power Of Taking Time Off

We love this Ted Talk by Stefan Sagmeister, for many reasons. The guy is a design genius so Arran and I respect him immensely. He is standing up in front of millions of people staying ‘hey I can admit my design work was getting stale and boring’ and he had the balls to actually take…
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A Short Course In Rounding

If you are a Vedic Meditator and haven’t yet learnt the ancient art of Rounding, now is your opportunity. Rounding is an Advanced Vedic Technique that unlocks stress, tension and fatigue from the body and refines the senses and allows for a much deeper, richer meditation. Once learnt it can be practised at home daily,…
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Recommended Reading

I read ferociously and adore knowledge in all it’s forms. The Vedic view on knowledge is that it has many flavours and there is no ‘direct path’. So here is my mish mashed list of recommended reading with many categories. These are books I have personally read and have shifted or upgraded my thinking, or…
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Living A Sattvic Life

Last night we had our very first Advanced Meditation Meeting, an evening filled with a group meditation, Vedic philosophy and a beautiful Ayurvedic feast was enjoyed at The Broad Place studio. It was the first of hopefully many to come. We discussed a Vedic topic of Sattva and living a Sattvic life, which essentially means…
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Ayurvedic Cleansing Kitchari Recipe

Kitchari is an ancient Ayurvedic recipe that is nourishing, cleansing and grounding. It’s everything you could want in a single dish. It detoxes the mind and body and balances all the doshas. Eating a dish made from rice in Western society is usually hardly the key to weight loss and health, however ancient knowledge is…
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Advanced Meditation Meeting

Community is close to our hearts, and The Broad Place are building, creating and contributing to an inspiring collective of meditators. Join us at 5pm sharp Sunday 31st August for an intimate evening of a Group Meditation, a Knowledge Session and afterwards a beautiful home cooked Ayurvedic dinner. This very special evening is for Vedic Meditators who…
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May Stress Release Retreat – Killcare

We’re all leading incredibly busy lives these days. We have families, friends, careers and more demands are being placed upon us than ever before. Did you know that we now experience in one day, what people used to experience in a lifetime 250 years ago? THE RETREAT This retreat is an incredible opportunity to gain…
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A Morning Routine

A Morning Routine is a vital step in setting yourself up for success for the day. I have found it to be one of the key tools in eliminating stress in my life. Rising early to achieve a short routine to optimise your health and wellbeing will be one of the best things you can…
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Balancing Your Dosha’s

If you are feeling cloudy and a little overwhelmed with all the wellbeing, health and diet advice out there currently, I would like to recommend you go back to basics and look into the ancient (over 5000 years old) science of Ayurveda. Ayurveda comes from the body of knowledge of the Ved (where Vedic Meditation…
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Oil Pulling

  I like to experiment with things from time to time, explore the ways in which I can be healthier, more vibrant, feel more alive. No one is spared in our house though, and my husband and daughter get pulled into the new fad often. Arran likens a shot of apple cider vinegar first thing…
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