Category Archives: video & film

Five Hindrances – going beyond emptiness

I have recently watched this talk on five hindrances to self-mastery by Master Shi Heng Yi. I read about Five Hindrances, a concept new to me – desire, anger, restlessness and worry, sloth, torpor and boredom and doubt (I memorised … Continue reading

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Emptiness as freedom. The Void by Alan Watts.

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“Lean into loneliness like it is holding you” #mentalhealth

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Breathwork practices to reset & recharge in less than 30min

After a month of campaigning to #cancelborat and CNN, Variety and The Times  exposing racism in this film as a result (campaign now running under #WeAreNotYourJoke), I am switching gears and preparing to take part in one of the  Blue Morpho … Continue reading

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Awake. The Life of Yogananda

I heard about Yogananda and his book “Autobiography of a Yogi” before. But it is only this year that someone shared this documentary with me and I finally got to learn more. I had goosebumps several times watching it. This … Continue reading

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White privilege has a double standard. Amazon and Prime Video, stop release of the racist “Borat 2” film #cancelborat

As you may know, I am British but also Kazakh. This week with the news of “Borat 2” forthcoming release saturating my newsfeed, I was vividly reminded of mental torment I, my family and my Kazakh friends were put through … Continue reading

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Dreamy aerial strap artists… Thank you, Cirque du Soleil 🤩

There is something about aerial strap (men) artists… Remember this post from before? Cirque du Soleil did a cool thing and posted several clip compilations of their shows on Youtube. Luzia, the show that I wanted to go see in … Continue reading

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“My soul drifts light upon a sea of trees” — a film about a Zen priest helping depressed, suicidal people.

After losing two friends and an uncle to suicide, Zen priest Ittetsu Nemoto made it his life’s mission to support those struggling with depression and suicidal behavior. My Soul Drifts Light upon a Sea of Trees follows three of the … Continue reading

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Have A Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics — May 11th on Netflix

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“Fantastic Fungi”: a documentary about mushrooms 🍄

Paul Stamets, the biggest world’s mushroom enthusiast 😊 fascinates me. His passion for mushrooms and fungi is awe inspiring. He already has a Ted talk that has been viewed more than 6 million times and now there is a documentary … Continue reading

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