The Black Nazarene: Passion & devotion in the Philippines

I had many amazing experiences during my time in the Philippines, some deep and profound feelings I will carry with me forever. Particularly on how the country and the people re-connected me to the power of Christ consciousness.
I have never encountered such a devout and religious culture, so expressive for their love of Jesus Christ. I witnessed many people living on the streets in poverty with desperation in their eyes, praying to God for salvation bearing a cross in their hands.
At times I felt quite overwhelmed and emotional by the whole experience and as my journey through the country unfolded I knew there was a deeper reason I was in this place and it all came together when I arrived at Quiapo Church in Manila and looked into the eyes of the Black Nazarene.

It is considered the most religious icon in the Philippines, the Black Nazarene is a dark skinned life sized sculpture of Jesus Christ bearing the cross in a kneeling position.

Representing his passion and suffering and is believed to be miraculous by many filipino Catholics. Carved in the 16th Century by a group of Spanish Augustinian Recollect Friars in Acapulco Mexico then carried to the Philippines in a Galleon ship. The ship caught fire on its journey to the Philippines destroying all the cargo onboard and scorching the image of Jesus to black, which is how it became to be known as the Black Nazarene. For centuries the statue survived fires, earthquakes and even World War II and is believed by many filipino catholics to possess mysterious miracles and just touching it can cure disease and suffering. 

Millions of devotees gather in the heart on Manila on January 9th every year for the biggest procession of the year “The Feast of the Black Nazarene”. On this religious day the statue is carried through the streets for around 14 to 20 hours and devout locals are seen barefoot climbing over each other in a large crowd frantically pushing and shoving their way in desperation for a chance to touch the sculpture and receive its blessing on this holy day. 

Do I believe the Black Nazarene can perform miraculous miracles? Im not sure, but perhaps all the passion and energy that is being poured into the statue by the Catholic people has created something that can indeed give someone a profound experience. As my hand touched the foot of the Black Nazarene I stood their motionless and had a flash of images of what I would describe as the embodiment of Jesus within everyone around me, I seen the crucifixion and the rise of Jesus in a flash of white light leaving me feeling connected to everything he represents. That beyond suffering to always have Faith in the greater good. 

Watch the passion during the “Feast of the Black Nazarene” in this amazing video below.

Ormus – The Elixir of Life

Ormus is a spiritual and medicinal gold with amazing healing potential. Often found in a white liquid or powder form, Ormus can be consumed internally or applied externally.

Spiritual Benefits: ORMUS, as a superconductor, is believed to exist partially in another dimension. One theory holds that the deformed nuclei of ORMUS requires that the protons move at a velocity greater than the speed of light in order to maintain their synchronized “dance” with the universe. This is thought to explain the mysterious disappearance of 5/9 of the weight of the powder during its production. Physicists note that when the white powder is reconverted to its original state, the weight unexpectedly returns!

In theory, anything faster than the speed of light is beyond our dimensional reality and, indeed, exists in the next (fifth) dimension. So by taking ORMUS regularly one gradually replaces their fourth dimension body with a fifth dimension one — a body of superconducting light. Again, there is no evidence to support this other than theory. These claims are made more appealing by Sumerian, Egyptian and ancient Alchemy texts supporting the claim that white powder gold allows one to transcend this reality.

How is Ormus beneficial?

Ormus helps to assist communication between cells in the body and between the body and spirit. It increases mental clarity, focus, rejuvenation, sense of calmness and intuition. Some people have reported improved vision, better digestion and a decrease of menopausal symptoms.

What are the long term benefits of Ormus?

There is a sense of expanded comprehension and strength that is due to the natural reaction your body is having to the noble metals in a high spin state. Ormus gives you a feeling of “bliss” and calmness that comes from a simultaneous earth and universal connection. Ormus enhances and activates your full brain creating neurons to fire more efficiently and effectively, allowing for new possibility of thought, while old thought patterns that adhere to a lower vibration fade away. Long term ingestion may produce cellular life and rejuvenation as well as age-reversal and cellular restructuring and lengthening of telomere. Ormus appears to activate an enzyme that is dormant in most cells, called telomerase. This enzyme starts the process of re-building telomere. This is only being done through the highest scientific technologies using an extract of Astragalus to activate telomerase.

Ormus also has ability to restore one’s natural intuitive awareness. It aligns the individual with one’s own personal genius , your innate skill that you came to share with the world. Ormus also enhances your ability to create, opening up possibilities, canceling out unwanted futures due to the increased vibrational state.


What makes Ormus unique? That has to do with the fact that Ormus is a single atom that has popped out of an atom cluster. This single atom is now able to spin faster which makes it a superconductor. It is complete within itself and it moves through the body raising its vibration. Immediately when you take Ormus your Cellular communication increases, your brain will activate to about 90 to 100 percent as the elixir passes through your body. A good percentage of the Ormus will not leave your body and will actually integrate into your cellular structure, which means your DNA is taking it in integrating it as a high vibration. Is there any side-effects or negative effects when taking Ormus? There are little or no side-effects other than cleansing effect (similar to fasting effects – sluggishness, tiredness etc.) in the beginning from the super-conductive energy of Ormus. When that happens it is best to stop ingesting it until the symptoms clear, usually in few days. Adjust the amount to half and gradually increase back to suggested amount. Ormus seems to stimulate the body’s elimination of toxins. It is good to drink plenty of water and do a liver cleanse if possible in the early stages of ingesting Ormus. Liver and kidneys are the main organs moving the toxins out of the blood and eliminating them from the body. If they are not functioning properly, harmful toxic build-up may occur in these organs. This is rarely the case though, especially when starting with suggested amount and only ingesting Ormus that is carefully tested for its purity. Ormus and cancer   There has been some studies of complete remission after about 45 days. Cancer is when cells are out of communication with the body so when you enhance that cellular communication with the power of ormus there is very little room for the cancer to grow. Ormus and anti – ageing As we get older we stop producing Telomere. Telomere is region of repetitive DNA sequences at the end of a chromosome, which protects the end of the chromosome from deterioration or from fusion with neighbouring chromosomes. As we get older we produce less Telomere therefore cells begin to slow down there reproduction and cellular division which causes the ageing process. Ormus can slow that entire process down even to a point of completely stopping the ageing process.
telomeres-image-nasa Human chromosomes (grey) capped by telomeres (white)

Ormus contains all of the minerals and elements that are sadly lacking in modern dietary intake in a natural and balanced form. However, it is not just a supplement to your diet! Ormus contains a newly discovered elemental matter (some say rediscovered) called M-state elements, or Monatomic elements by physicists. These M-state elements exhibit extraordinary properties and increase your cellular communication by around 1000 times due to theirsuperconductive properties! It truly is an elixir for the body, mind and spirit.

The human body is run by electrical and chemical processes. Imagine your body is running on copper wire and you replace it with super efficient optical fibres. This is the effect of Ormus!

The word Ormus comes from the acronym ORMEs, Orbitally Rearranged Monatomic Elements. it is also referred to as white gold, white powder gold, ormus water and ormus gold. The interest by physicists and scientists in M-state elements can be summarised by the following:

Rhodium, Iridium and gold are present in Ormus in a non-metallic state.

M-state elements are not bound to any other atoms, making it unique.

Ormus is present in all things.

Ormus appears to repair damaged DNA.

Ashram Life – The birth of Vaju

The year of 2011 was the hardest time in my life. I had been working my whole life towards having a successful career in music. Financially it was tough and I was feeling severely overworked. I had pushed myself to my absolute breaking point. On top of that my Love relationships were failing, I had grown unhealthy attachments which were the cause of all my suffering and I had fallen into self destructive behaviour and when I finally awoke in a hospital bed one morning I knew it was time for a change. So began my journey to the forest and to discover a magical place. – Samaya Ashram,  and the beautiful family of people there who accepted me with all my wounds and all my sadness and shone a light on me that would change my life forever!


As the sun rises I wake in my cabin to the sound of the forest birds singing their beautiful song. I walk out my front door and look over this magnificent 100 acre property to see wallabies playing and munching on the lush grass and plants. I make my way down to the meditation hall past the big banana trees. Its 6am and the prana energy and vital essence is strong in the air, I step inside embracing the peace that is present in the room. I take up a place next to my beautiful brothers and sister and turn my awareness inwards, allowing the movement of my thoughts to settle as i journey to my centre. We sit in silent meditation then listen to discourses from Osho to help expand our awareness and knowledge of the inner world. The sound of the bell eventually brings me back into my body and I mindfully make my way down to our eating place and fill my plate with rich nutritious cereals, nuts and fruit. I sit down in the garden to enjoy the morning sun as i eat my delicious breakfast picking the fresh herbs around me to add to my cup of tea.

There is peace among my friends as we all give gratitude for our beautiful surroundings enjoying a laugh and sharing our feelings and emotions. Breakfast finishes and I set out to do my daily work which today is deep in the forest building forest trails. Walking through my picturesque surroundings, the clean crisp forest air fills my lungs. I explore a world that seems so far from the life I left behind. I stop for a moment to think.. how did i get here, where am I… who am I?
I am here in this present moment, becoming aware, becoming awake. The work strengthens my body, lifting rocks , hauling logs and digging trenches… all part of this daily meditation in action exercise. 

Lunch time arrives, we gather together and join hands to chant “Om” 3 times and begin to indulge in a colourful meal filled with fresh greens and hearty grains. Our food is prepared according to the book “Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity” a diet our master Samaya has followed through out his life and is a testament to its benifits. An 83 year old man that can beat us all in an uphill race and can work digging lifting like he was 25 years old. After lunch the sun is shining brightly so I walk down to the waterfall to wash and soak in spring water. I stand naked in the river looking around.. Am i dreaming? This world around me is something I could only compare to things I have seen in the movies.. Its magical, sureal… breathtaking. I dive under the water and as i rise to the surface the water streams off my hair, i feel the old world i used to know wash away… all the stresses and anxiety of the city life, the constant doing and sickness of the outside world disappears. 

I meditate on the warm rocks and let the tropical sun dry my body and eventually head back to my cabin to read, meditate and play music on my porch as the sun sets over the green mountains. Dinner time arrives and i sit for another delectable meal, soaking up the great atmosphere of my beautiful family sharing the joyfulness they bring to my life.
The meal is filled with fresh vegetables grown right here in the Ashram gardens and it give us energy for the evening ahead. 7pm arrives which means it time to head back to the meditation hall. as I approach I can feel an energy shift. I step inside to see all the Ashramites dancing frantically to the high energy sounds that fill the room. This is the ritual for every night, “dance meditation”. We dance Rejoicing and celebrating life with every movement. Letting go of everything, becoming totally ecstatic and energised! The music builds and builds and eventually it stops abruptly and we all freeze in silence. I hear a voice “connect with this feeling of Aliveness!” after a few minutes of silence we sit in a circle for more silent meditation. Then we hear a few words from Samaya the elder of the Ashram. He will touch on words from “Osho” and go into a sharing which is the moment we can have a chance to share feelings, emotions and topics that are part of our lives. 

We hear stories of love and intimacy between people, emotional struggles some might be facing and all being expressed openly with no judgement from anyone. The people hear have been an inspiration to me from day one and the more I dedicate myself to the practice of meditation and the teachings of Osho Magical things that are starting to happen within me. After a beautiful evening of meditation and sharing with my friends I make my way back to my cabin. I look in the mirror… Who am I?? My name is Dhyan Vaju. This is the name I have been given by Samaya. Taking on a new name is a way of leaving the old world behind and surrendering fully to Ashram Life. My friends call me Vaju which is a sanskrit name for the great and powerful Hindu Deity that is the lord of the winds, holder of the atmosphere. 

Dhyan is the prefix which means Meditation. I reside in my cabin for the rest of the night reading and playing music and some nights connecting with a close friend. In these moments of total awareness where I have experienced pure bliss.. in dancing, meditation, walking in the forest and making love. being totally present in that moment is where ecstasy can be found. The last few weeks I have experienced some of the hugest highs of my lifetime, with no drugs.. just a clean body. celebrating life, aware of all the beautiful things that surround me in every moment. The birds in the trees, the koalas, the magnificent insects with vibrant colours, the snakes making love in the sand. This is my new life… The life of Dhyan Vaju.

London Travel Tips

London! A complete contrast from my home base in Chiang Mai, Thailand. London is Fasted paced and F-F-Freezing cold! 

A shock to the system but I embraced every moment and open myself to new things! The result, great experiences and memories! 

Im working for an amazing travel company in Thailand and we promote our Thailand tours to people in the UK, so this London trip had some business mixed in with plenty of spare time to rome around and see the special sights of London and the England countryside.

This blog may help you if you are a traveling vegan or just wanting to learn a few things about the great city of London, I will also lend my tips on saving a few dollars during your stay.


If your travelling from SE Asia or the middle East Gulf Air is a great choice, an airline with reasonable prices and great service. One of the best vegan meals I have been served in the air. You will make a quick stop over in Bahrain if travelling from Asia 🙂

Transport around London

The train and bus service is extremely reliable, I was super impressed. At first it will look daunting looking at the multi-level system of subways and DLRs but it only took me one day out to get an understanding of it.
Download the free phone App called Citymapper. Its amazing! It uses your location and shows you exactly where to walk on the map to catch each form of transport, shows how far away the transport is from arriving. You just follow the blue dot and you will have no problems. An all day ticket cost me 12pounds. I suggest getting an “Oyster card” which you can re-use, you will save some money and as busses don’t take cash you will need it.

Cabs – Those old school looking cabs although look awesome are waaay too expensive. Download an App called “Uber” this links in with the other cheaper cabs, shows you where they are and allows you to msg them directly to arrange pickup. The cabbie that picked me up was super stylish and cool dude wearing a suit and cranking the tunes, It was like flying around London with 007 behind the wheel!


I got a sim card from Lebara mobile. I topped it up with 10 pounds and that gave me all the data I needed during my 9 days.


England grows amazing vegetable! Rich juicy tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers and kale. I picked these items up quite cheap at a little Tesco Express close by to where I was staying. Baked Beans were cheap as chips so these were the staple of my diet during my stay also found at Tesco Express. 
I found many vegan restaurants using Happy Cow 



Take a stroll through old London town, its a great experience. Soho had all the big theatres, lots of sculptures and statues to see. Im not a fan of the Royals but I did cruise past Buckingham Palace for a sniff, lots of people crowded around some interesting statues to see. If you keep walking you will get to St James Park, this was the highlight of my day. Lots of nature and wildlife right in the middle of London. 
If you have the doe, you gotta go! – Too… Stonehenge!!
It exceeded all expectations, I booked my tour with Golden Tours, you join the coach from London city, there was a number of tours listed on their website. The one I chose was titled “Private viewing of Stonehenge (access stone circle) and the Roman Baths.” The tour took us to the town of Bath and some other small towns paved in cobble stone and looked like something from a Harry Potter movie. But it was entering the centre of Stonehenge that was indeed the highlight. You can view my video from that experience HERE

My battle with depression and how I kicked its ass!

With so many people in the world battling depression today I felt this story was too important not to share with the world.

Beating depression was the biggest challenge I have ever faced in my life. Many years ago I never believed there was an illness called depression, I thought it was just a word people used for someone that was feeling down or couldn’t get there shit together. That was until around the year 2009, when this dreaded illness had taken a strong hold on me. Life’s pressures and my own internal changes sent me on a downward spiral to the point of suicidal depression. I was constantly overcome with negative thoughts that plagued my mind every second of the day.There was no release!

I was stuck in complete darkness, I isolated myself socially and would often spend many days even weeks just laying in bed with no will to even step outside and face the world. I felt like I was dying, like I was old and ageing, like a fruit that was once ripe but had now developed brown spots and wrinkles and was left to decompose like compost into the earth. I felt I was worthless and began to neglect myself and as things became worse I started to turn to drugs and alcohol to escape the pain and hope that one day I would not wake up. To say things were grey would be an understatement.

How did this happen to me?

My life was great, I had a family that loved me dearly and I had experienced many great achievements in my life, performing music in a band around the country and abroad and had great friends that loved and supported me.

But the pressures of life had taken their grip on me, financial strain, failing love relationships and my own ego felt under pressure to fit into a certain stereotype and tick all the boxes one should as they approached 30. All this was starting to tip the scales on my mental state and escapism through substance abuse felt like the only relief. This went on for over a year and never seemed to be getting any better. I’d often plan out my own suicide but thankfully would never take it to the extreme. I became unpleasant to be around and slowly became alone, how could anyone love me, If i couldn’t even love myself?

Things all changed one night when I took a large dose of drugs and admitted myself into hospital, that night while laying in bed with an IV drip in my arm I awoke to some sort of angel, it was like a messenger that gave me some hope and showed me something beautiful, something much more deeper than the experience I had been going through.

I knew when I awoke the next morning I had to take massive action! I needed extreme change! So the next day I left my residence in the city and moved to an Ashram, a spiritual centre in the forest for the next few months to start to detoxify and cleans my soul and my spirit.

This was not a quick fix from my depression, It was only the beginning of a long journey that took me to the core of my darkness to face it head on to learn the tools to eventually conquer it completely and stand strong and happy today!

The Ashram showed me a teaching from the East, the witnessing of meditation. It was a journey that may have taken over a year but the consistent effort and strengthening my connection to a higher frequency was able to slowly bring a new awareness to my life that empowered me to shift my thinking and see that all I had created in my mind was an illusion and to finally see the truth. I found my light and shone it on my darkness.

I eventually regenerated my life force and stood strong and proud with Love in my heart for everything around me and most importantly Myself! I began performing music again and took my experiences to the highest highs, I was able to have amazing relationships again and enjoy the experience and connection that as human beings we are capable of experiencing. I travelled to other countries and explored foreign places and till this day feel like my life is only just beginning. The once rotting fruit is now a fresh seed spreading its branches to the sky soaking up all the rays of sunshine and beauty life is sending me.

But how did I do it? How did I really conquer this beast? I want to share with you the Key Ingredients I used to beat my depression.

Step 1. Practice meditation The meditation was the first vital step. Meditation is the art of witnessing. To become a witness and separate yourself completely from your mind. It created an awareness in me that helped me see that my darkness was not a part of me. Do this everyday. I recommend at least 2 x half hour session to start with, as you go deeper with it, increase it to more. Make this your ritual. Osho meditations are great, in particular “Kundalini and Dynamic” as well as sitting in silence. The meditation will result in some of the following steps to become natural.

Step 2. Nutrition The right food to bring yourself out of the darkness. A vegan diet made of mostly raw foods. Food that is non-violent is essential to bringing in lighter energy. Depression feeds on darkness. So eating foods that are violent are only going to continue to feed the darker emotions that exist within you. You are already sensitive and If you consume an animal that has been living in a cage for its entire life, in darkness, in pain , in torture this will only fuel your darker emotions. Eat food that is colourful. Alkalinity is important, which are greener foods to aid purification physically and mentally.

Step 3. Exercise The body needs to move, it needs to stretch. Endorphins will be released, the lymphatic system will be regenerated all that good stuff will start to come in. You will look better and as a result develop more self love and respect for yourself. The list goes on and on.. you know its good for you so go hit the gym, do some yoga,  go running.. now!

Step 4. Niacin This step will be particularly important if you have been using drugs or alcohol in the past. Niacin B3 is a natural vitamin that causes a flushing sensation throughout the body known as a ‘niacin flush’. There needs to be a high level of detoxification performed to inturn hit the reset button on your physical body and clear the path for cellular regeneration. I recommend up to 5000milligrams per day if depression is at its highest. If you want more information on niacin google “Dr Abram Hoffer Niacin”.

Step 5. Experience Nature. Connect yourself with nature, this is so important for our wellbeing. Take off your shoes, connect your feet to the earth whilst the sun is beating down on you. It is your birthright to be in tune with nature and to be in tune with existence. The birds, the flowers, the ocean,  the breeze. Meditate on these things put all your focus on the beauty that surrounds you and watch your inner world transform.

Step 6. Rejoice! Just live the moment with intensity and totality. Live it with as much joy as possible, with as much love as possible, with no fear, no guilt. This existence is yours and this moment is a gift — don’t let it go to waste. Celebrate, Dance. Connect with friends and family. Don’t hold back!

Stonehenge – A Feeling I will never forget

Stonehenge was nothing short of Amazing! It is a memory I will take with me forever. But what was it that was so Amazing?
This place had an indescribable energy, a feeling I can’t even put into words. I will forever be fascinated by this place and its history.
One only has to look at the facts to try understand how such an energy has been created in this circle of gigantic stones.

Stonehenge was estimated to have been constructed around 4200 BC in the Neolithic period.
It still remains a mystery as to how its circular formation of 160 massive stones was constructed, scientists estimate it would require over million man hours to build, over 4 times the man hours required to build the empire state building!
Some believe whomever created Stonehenge was not from this world.
Some scientists believe it is a prehistoric calculator dsigned to predict lunar exclpises and atrological phenomenon. Below is my video of my experience there and my sharing what I was feeling.

Golf in Northern Thailand

Golf enthusiast from all over the world are travelling to the great North of Thailand to experience what is some of the best golf Asia has to offer. Laid out around the capital of Chiang Mai, Thailands second largest city is approximately 11 excellent courses all within 30 – 60 minutes drive.

It was recently the Golf travel association focused its attention on Chiang Mai as many golf tour operators from around the world gathered for the 5th Annual Golf Tourism Convention. As a direct result of this event Golf travel is predicted to rise by an unprecedented 25% over the next two years in the North of Thailand.

Golf tour operators have played a big part in growing golf tourism in Thailand over the past few years and for travelling golfer, choosing the right company makes the experience much more enjoyable while golfing in Thailand. A large presence at this year’s convention was “CocoGolf” a well established Golf tour operator that have been hosting golfers in Thailand for over 20 years and from hotel to tee off provide a first class service and cater for all travel and leisure during your holiday.

One course many golfers travel to Chiang Mai to play is “Chiang Mai Highlands”, considered by some as the jewel of Chiang Mai’s golf courses. Its a course that has beautifully captured Chiang Mai surrounding’s hills and rolling landscapes and is perfectly capable to host world professional tournaments. Requiring some strategy navigating the bunkers and water hazards may test even the most skilled of golfers, the challenge will be worth it as each hole offers a new and interesting challenge. After your game enjoy the great facilities in the clubhouse and a drink and delicious meal in the restaurant. A perfect day golfing in Chiang Mai.


If we head further South an hour or so outside Chiang Mai in a tranquil, rural setting of orchards, canyons and woodland lies Lamphun’s Gassan Legacy a 72 par course with wide fairways and island greens set around a lush landscape and unique clubhouse towering high overlooking this beautiful course. A newly renovated course it has now been transformed into one of the best conditioned courses in the area.

After spending a few days golfing in Chiang Mai why not venture further north towards the Golden Triangle and the magnificent city of Chiang Rai, The journey from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai can be taken by road and arranged with your Golf Tour Operator. Stop for a buffet lunch along the way and even take the option of travelling down the breathtaking Thaton river by boat, here you will see villages of people and wildlife living harmoniously in their natural environment.

There are 2 main golf courses close to Chiang Rai and Santiburi Golf Course should be at the top of your list to play in Thailand. It is home to many championship events, yet very enjoyable for golfers of all skill levels. There are many natural features on this course including 2 large lakes and rolling hills, each hole cleverly designed into the contours of the valleys. Most greens are protected by bunkers and there are several good dogleg holes. Santiburi is in immaculate condition all year round and rated by many travelling golfers as “The best golf course they have ever played!”

So why not start planning your next golfing adventure to the magnificent North of Thailand, discover the many amazing courses in the area and create a memory you will treasure for years to come.

Baguio City – A mysterious secluded city in the Philippines

I went to Baguio in search of a peaceful place to rest on my journey through the Philippines.
I wanted to discover some of Phil’s more traditional sacred tribe cultures and mountain landscapes.

A six hour long bus ride from Manila took me through mountainous terrain and ghost like villages which had very little development, just few churches and children playing on the side of the road. As we got closer to Baguio the drop in temperature was very noticeable, a nice change from the constant heat you experience in most of the city’s in the Philippines. I arrived very late and caught a cab straight to the “Hotel Supreme Convention Plaza” where I had a room booked.
I was met with a warm reception in the hotel lobby and retired to my room for the night excited to start the new day in a place I knew very little about and was very excited to explore.

The next day I stepped out from the hotel lobby onto the street and was surprised to see I was not in a peaceful place. It was traffic chaos! Another overpopulated part of the Philippines filled with intense polluted air.

Baguio is a city originally designed for 100,00 but now has a population of 300,000 and seems the traffic system is failing.

I hopped in a cab and asked the cabby to take me to a nice market. Getting anywhere via taxi or Jeepney at times seemed like mission impossible. So I spent the first few days just walking around the city on foot exploring every nook and cranny.

Now when it came to food Baguio is place dominated by Fried chicken and Balut (egg with duck embreo! ? but I actually discovered the most amazing vegan restaurants I have ever been to in my life! See this blog HERE

My search for something peaceful first lead me to the outer parts of Baguio the first being Trinidad to a place called the Bell church. I walked down a small lane that led me up to a temple filled with Buddhist and Warrior statues and magical ponds filled with Lotus flowers. Children performing a ceremony with a Chinese dragon, running and jumping in formation. I sat and watched in a while in awe and then climbed the staircase past little huts and statues until I reached the top to view the entire city and temples below me.

I looked out over the city. Baguio is such a secluded city, its a far away place, like another world, so far from my home in Australia. I felt like a tiny spec in this place but sitting high above the Bell Church I felt a great peace and enjoyed the moment and what I was experiencing.

The following day I set out to my next destination to deepen my meditation. It was a place I had read about the Brahma Kumaris meditation centre.  A long taxi ride this time to the other end of the city to the peak of a mountain to a little white building.

I received a very warm greeting by a lovely Lady and man in white robes and they invited me in as if I was a son returning home from time away.

The Lady took me to a meditation room. At one end was a large painting of colours and in the centre was the point of light an image the resembles the point of which all beauty and peace emanate from. We sat in meditation together guided by some peaceful sounds where I found a deep feeling of love and gratitude for all the experiences the Philippines were showering me with. After that the lovely Lady sat and gave me her wisdom on life, meditation and the history of the city. They took me into there home and prepared a lovely vegan meal and cup of tea for me and we sat and ate together and shared stories. It was one of those magical moments I experienced while in Baguio.

Baguio city is surrounded by magnificent hills. Looking out from the chaotic centre of the city you could see the beauty of nature that was within reach. I had to get there somehow, I had made friends with a local taxi driver named Rimel and requested if I could hire his services to be my own private shoffer for the day and drive me out of the city and far up into the hills.


Rimel was a lovely guy and we had much to chat about and learn from each other coming from different worlds, he was happy to spend the day with me.
As we drove high into the mountains the beautiful clean air filled my lungs and being at such a high altitude was almost euphoric. The roads ended and we were now driving off-road, luckily Rimel had a 4×4. We eventually reached our highest point and pulled over to take in all the beautiful surroundings. It was Breathtaking as we were so high up the clouds were passing below us. I’d never experienced anything like it. The land was lush and green with traditional rice farming terraces carved out in the hills.

Id found what I was looking for.