Misery or joy is your choice


Santosh Puri


Last night I learnt the story of the ashram: Mataji was born in Germany on the Rhine. When she was 12 she had a dream/vision that she was to go to India to meet her Guru. Mataji become a sanyasin (renunciate) and gave up all of her worldly goods, clothes, family etc to wander the woods here in india in search of her Guru. For ten years she wandered until one day she met Babaji (Baba Santosh Puri). The ashram was founded in 1978 and started as a few crumbling buildings and a snake infested well. Babaji and Mataji had three children-two of whom (Ganga, and Mandakini) are very much involved in leading classes, ceremonies and yoga/chanting/pranayama etc here at the ashram. Ganga (the son) actually travels around the world teaching yoga and regularly spends time teaching pranayama with Rolf and Marci in Goa.
Babaji ascended (passed over/became enlightened and…

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7 things not to miss in Vienna this summer


While Austria is arguably most famous for its stunning mountain scenery, snow, incredible skiing and cute Christmas markets with Glühwein und Punsch, the awesome events taking place every summer in Vienna are seriously underrated.

Outside, in beautiful locations and mostly free, there is so much cool stuff going on that the Eurovision Song Contest, boat parties and countless outdoor raves didn’t even make it into my list. So in order to avoid a chronic case of FOMO, make sure you time your visit to Vienna with some of Europe’s coolest events.

1. Summer night concert (Sommernachtskonzert)


When? Thursday the 14th May 2015 at 8pm.
Where? Schönbrunn Palace (Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Vienna)
What? It’s not every day you get to hear the Vienna Philharmonic (a worldclass  orchestra made up of super talented classical musicians cherry-picked from the Vienna State Opera). It’s not every day you get to see a 300-year old Barock-esque palace from…

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Laci Green – “Why I’m a Feminist”

From Upworthy:

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, feminism is “the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities.” That’s it. That’s all it is. Some of you might be saying to yourselves, “But don’t feminists want to destroy us all and hate men and eat babies and stuff?” To which I respond: I think you are confusing feminism with Dr. Evil. They aren’t really the same. So here to explain what feminism is really about is the brilliant Laci Green.

We had our fact-checkers fact check the hell out of this, and yes, the math at 2:20 is real. And horrifying. If you can watch this and disagree with more than 10% of it, I’ll be shocked.