Jammu Juice and Exotic Tofu & Avocado Salad – Recipe of the Month

Indonesian Jammu Juice – Author Sylvia Fountaine

This is an Indonesian ‘cure all’ recipe. Take one or two shots a day if feeling intestinal or flu-like symptoms. It is an anti-inflammatory elixir.

All About Love – Sarita’s Blog

Love is omnipresent in the universe. Our essential nature is love. And yet, we forget, we feel lack, we search for it and we mourn when our world appears to embrace hatred, fear and suffering. Kabir, the great mystic poet is reported to have said; “Asking where is love is like the fish in the sea asking ‘Where is the water?’ ” 

Love Poems Written by Sarita and Miquel – The Poems of the Month

This month I am celebrating my new love relationship by sharing two poems, one written by my Beloved for me and the other one written by me for him. Actually, each love poem, from any age, is eternally true for all human beings, because we are conceived in love, born into love, live in love and die into love.

Being Love Itself – Osho Quote

“The real thing is not a relationship but a state; one is not in love but one is love. Whenever I talk about love remember this: I am talking about the state of love. Yes, relationship is perfectly good, but the relationship is going to be false if you have not attained to the state of love.

Loving Is Receiving – Meditation Of The Month

This Partner Meditation was created by Dhyan Maneesh, a French Devotee of Osho, who is a clairvoyant healer. 

He explains:“A fountain needs to be filled with water before it overflows. And, so it is, with love. If we have never experienced being filled by love, how can we overflow? Love is omnipresent in the universe, always showering. All we need to do is open ourselves to receive it. Once we are full of love then it will overflow without any effort.” 

Where All The Men Have Gone? – Ask Sarita

Question: “I am a 35-year old woman. For as long as I can remember, I have been dreaming of finding my soul mate. However, my search has proved so far to be futile. There is always something that goes wrong. Either the men I meet are into polyamory or are hooked on some substance, or even worse, are into porn.

The Subject Tonight Is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz – Book Review

Translated by Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books)

Hafiz, the great Sufi Mystic Poet comes to life through the magnificent, vibrant renderings of his songs by Daniel Ladinsky. Most people have heard of the genius of Rumi and yet Hafiz was not really known in the West till Daniel Ladinsky began publishing translations of his poetry.

Raw Mango & Passion Fruit Cheescake – Recipe of the Month

This is the creation of one of the best chefs I have ever met, Elena. She is from Russia but lives in Koh Samui. She was our chef for the filming of the Goddess Essence Online Course and we were simply bowled over by the incredibly delicious, healthy meals she prepared. She is overflowing with love and joy and these qualities are infused into her food. This recipe for Mango and Passion Fruit Vegan Cheesecake is a mouth-watering example of her artistry in the kitchen. Make this for your lover this Valentine’s day and see her or him swooning with pleasure!

Personal And Planetary Health – Sarita’s Blog

In today’s world science and spirituality are finding common ground. What mystics have been saying since time immemorial is now being proved. By reading quotes from scientists and mystics you may be able to understand that by entering inside our own body with a meditative awareness, we will be able to discover the whole universe. 

Sarita Interviews Herbalist and and Founder Of The Source Detox, Ivor Fitzpatrick

Recently I did an 8 days orange juice fasting retreat with ‘The Source’ in Koh Samui, Thailand. I was so impressed with this experience that I asked Ivor, the founder of The Source for an interview in order to share the good news about this form of detox.

Meditation and Vegetarianism – Osho Quote

“If you meditate long enough, deep enough, it is impossible for you to hurt anybody for food; it is impossible. It is not a question of argument, it is not a question of scriptures, it is not who says what, it is not a question of calculating that if you take vegetarian food you will become spiritual; it is automatic. 

Silent Sitting – Meditation of the Month

The art of meditation is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself in life. It is good to remember that the temple of Tantra has two main pillars, one is meditation and the other is love. By cultivating meditation, we will then be able to apply this same witnessing consciousness to anything in life. When we are able to do this, we will experience a revelation, that everything in life is divine. 

Menopause and Women’s Vitality – Ask Sarita

Question: I am approaching menopause and I have great concern about this transition. I see examples around me that it seems to be a very challenging transition and I am afraid about what may happen to my libido, to my health and so on. 

The Game Changers – Film Review

This is a 2018 documentary, available on Netflix, which follows the story of James Wilks, a top athlete. In order to cure himself quickly from an injury he adopts a vegan diet. His decision is based on a huge amount of research into the subject of nutrition. 

Poem Of The Month By Alfred Tennyson

The Brook

I come from haunts of coot and hern,
I make a sudden sally
And sparkle out among the fern,
To bicker down a valley.

Vegan Cashew Cheese – Recipe of the Month

Many people who are trying to turn vegan feel very nostalgic about cheese. I am asked over and over again if I can give a recipe on how to make vegan ‘cheese.’ There are various recipes for this and this one coming from Chef Made, founder of Moksa Restaurant in Bali is one of the best.

Life is Change and Transformation – Sarita’s Blog

There is a saying from the Greek Mystic Heraclitus, “You can’t step in the same river twice.” This is truly amazing wisdom, which encapsulates the whole life experience in a single phrase.

Life is a series of changes, of death and renewal, of the phoenix rising from the ashes. When we understand this, we do not cling to the past, but rather dive into each moment with full enthusiasm. And when chaos comes, we embrace it and ask, “What can I learn from you?” By embracing times of change and chaos in our lives and learning the lesson contained in this chaos, we naturally find ourselves ascending into a higher level of order. 

New Year Possibilities

As the New Year draws closer, many of us feel the need to ‘clean our closets’ of all that is not serving us and to start the New Year, fresh and renewed. We may go on holiday or give ourselves a special treat of some kind. We may make special affirmations of what we are calling into our lives and what new direction we are manifesting.

Become Love Itself – Ask Sarita

Question: I have often heard you say that we are on a journey in life to “become love itself.” I would like to understand this statement better. I find it confusing. How can I become love itself? Love seems to be fleeting, something that happens sometimes, a feeling just like other feelings such as joy, sorrow, anger, fear, etc. To “become love” implies that it becomes a fixed state of being and I am thinking that everything in life is in flux.

Relationship is a Choice – Osho Quote

A sannyasin asks Osho about her relationship and being attracted to other men.

Osho responds

The problem is natural and everybody has to face it. If you want relationship… and to want relationship means security, safety, intimacy, love. And only in a very, very intimate relationship can love grow – love needs time, patience. If you want all these things then you have to sacrifice your momentary desires – that somebody looks attractive and you are sexually attracted.