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Here I want to share what I am passionate about, what I care about and what I experience on my path and journeys around the world.

I write about my work in the wide field of Yoga and its philosophy, about sound and meditation, and about raising awareness for the inner world as well as for the outer world.

I also write about the people I meet along the way, whose stories, knowledge and philosophies of life deeply inspire me. Exploring the truth which lies within every person, I am exploring my truth each and every day. This is what defines my own philosophy of life which I want to share with you. Giving you a glimpse into my ordinary unordinary life with visual, audio and written content, I would like to encourage you that there is so much out there to explore, to experience and share if we step out of our doorway and routines of everyday life.

Let's step out together and inspire each other!

Do you want to learn more about me and my philosophy of life or are you interested in joining me on one of my trips? I would love to hear from you and to learn what you are passionate about, what yoga means to you and how you found me in this wide and wild world.

With love,
Anke



June 2019, Himalayas, North India

SALUTING THE SUN - SURYA NAMASKAR

May 2019, McLeod Ganj, India

THE 14. DALAI LAMA

The 3-day teachings of the 14th Dalai Lama, spiritual and political leader of (a non free!) Tibet in his new home, Mcleod Ganj, India, this year (2. time for me!), have been as important as always.

His presence was enough to teach me love, compassion & kindness on a very profound level.

His words are significant in times when the world is shaking and gaps between cultures and religions seem to grow.

He teaches to practice forgiveness and to evoke respect & harmony among the world's religious traditions & philosophies, emphasizing that one truth lies behind all these different & individual approaches.
The Dalai Lama is a great example and encouragement to practice “ahimsa”, non-violence, which starts in our thoughts. To implement non violent action in the day to day life is one of the main principles for Buddhists and as important for Yogis. Understanding that with anger we only feed anger and it will grow.

Educated from early childhood in Love and Compassion

In his teachings he highlighted the importance of the educational system and of teaching our children the knowledge of their emotions and inner selves. Only through this path they can grow in to loving, compassionate and conscious human beings - instead of being guided towards superficial lives, in which they act like machines that don’t need affection.

The Dalai Lama also emphasized the value of the ancient Indian and yogic philosophies:

“His Holiness is convinced that the rich ancient Indian understanding of the workings of the mind and emotions, as well as the techniques of mental training, such as meditation, developed by Indian traditions, are of great relevance today. [...] he is confident that its ancient knowledge, [...] can be combined with modern education. (see: the office of his holiness the Dalai Lama, May 2019).

I (still) believe that we can create a world which is meant to be a safe and peaceful place for everyone. But this means we need to practice compassion and kindness every single day, like practicing reading or writing and to start with this practice from early childhood on.

Thank you for sharing your wisdom and showing so much endurance and hope in a free Tibet and moreover in a peaceful world: „I am confident I will set foot again in Tibet in my life“. (The 14. Dalai Lama)

I hope he will be among us for many many more years and his health will be stable.

It will.

Pictures: impressions around the Dalai Lama‘s main temple.



February 2019, Sydney, Australia

MANTRA CHANTING