How can one know whether somebody is developing in spirituality or not? The answer is that the indications of development are not the inner experiences - for how long you sit or what happens inside you. The indication of spiritual development is your outward life in the world. One who has a good relationship with home and with work is more spiritually developed. Therefore, we must understand that we need not cut ourselves off from normal life. It is a mistake often made in ashrams that people cut themselves off from worldly life. They spend all their time in the ashram, meditating for a long time, and they think they are very highly spiritual men. Some of them are but some are not.
A website of Lucie's spiritual teacher Gurudev Shri O.Sharma is now opened and regularly updated with new discourses (Satsangs). If you are interested to know more please click here.
We have also started publishing small books on various spiritual topics taken from our teacher's Satsangs. So far we have published topics Love, Attachement & Detachment, Meditations, Ego, The Aim of life, Spirituality & Religion, Spiritual master and the seeker of Truth, Purifying emotions and intellect.
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Our Oast house has accommodation for up to 15 people, and a large barn has been converted into a fully equipped yoga studio. The centre is set in 16 acres of land in a quiet and secluded area. The garden consists of fields, woods, a series of ponds, and an organic kitchen garden, which provides most of the ingredients for the vegetarian food that we cook here.
In this setting we run workshops and residential retreats. We see yoga as one way to develop an awareness of our inner selves and increase inner peace and happiness. This in turn helps to improve our performance in daily life and our relationships with those around us.
Lucie who leads most of the courses at Manor Farm is a British Wheel of Yoga qualified teacher and Yoga Teacher Diploma Course Tutor. She spends several months a year in India with her spiritual teacher. When in England she leads yoga workshops, retreats and training courses. For more information on courses please check the editorial and workshop pages.