The Oracle

Those of you who have been following my blogs would have already read a little bit about a man I refer to as Pachen. Translated as “the brave one” in Tibetan; Pachen’s official title is Neyenchen Tanghla Kuten and he holds the esteemed role of personal oracle to His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamshala,…

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My Dark Night of the Soul

My dark night of the soul happened not long after what most people refer to as their ‘awakening’. It was a couple of days before New Year’s Eve and I was still recovering from a party session that I had gone way too hard on. My persistent hangover and depleted reserves became the catalyst for…

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My Spiritual Awakening

My spiritual awakening happened not so very long ago. If you read my first blog ‘An Aussie in Dharamshala’ you would already know part of this story. For those that haven’t; here are the salient points. It was July 2016, I was working in a job that was eating my soul alive, little by little.…

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Opening My Heart Chakra

It wasn’t until I had been in India for about four months that something happened which I can only describe as the opening of my heart chakra. I had made a vowel to myself before coming to this land that I was going to start listening to the voice of my heart, but I hadn’t…

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Dakini

It was on my fateful sojourn to a Tibetan nomad camp in 2017 where I was officially declared a dakini by Pachen (Oracle of Tibet). Details of this trip can be found in my previous blogs entitled “2 days in a Tibetan nomad camp”. Until this seemingly innocuous announcement had been made so casually over…

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Two Days In A Tibetan Nomad Camp- Day 2

The Puja Preparations for the puja itself started early in the morning with numerous tasks to be completed. Amidst a series of mini chod-like prayers, the ritual altar and all its accompaniments needed to be set up. One of the first tasks was the preparation of the ‘Sang’.  Into a large bowl went over 20…

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Two Days In A Tibetan Nomad Camp- Day 1

The Road Trip The month of July 2017 saw me travelling to Ladakh for the first time. Located in northern India, this place has long since topped my bucket list, and I was eager to experience firsthand, the glorious beauty I’d only ever seen in photos. My first glimpse of the land did not disappoint…

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The Shaman

A soft silence envelopes the room as the Tibetan Lhamo (female Shaman) quietly sets up her alter in preparation for the task ahead. As I watch her lay offerings on the already full table I’m struck by the concise rituals that have obviously spanned generations in this lineage. The placement of each object has been…