NEW Manasa Ayurveda Interview on UK Health Radio


Today our latest interview with UK Health Radio was released. We spoke about the introduction of the new Buddhist Ayurvedic well-being course, being introduced for the first time in February this year at the London Buddhist Vihara.

Click here to listen to the interview

NEW Manasa Ayurveda Well-being Course

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How often do we meet?

2 ½ hours per week for 8 weeks

(plus personal consultation - online and face-to-face)

Who is the course for?

General public (over 18s)

Where is the course?

This course will be at the London Buddhist Vihara

How many people on each course?



In a safe, friendly and respectful space with a small group of six to eight people, you'll learn how to look after your well-being using a personally tailored Buddhist Ayurvedic approach.

Starting with an online consultation, and a face-to-face consultation on the first session, you'll develop well-being through physical self-care, behaviour change, meditation and mindfulness.

Session 1: Detoxing & eating well (ama pachana & ahara)

  • How to remove toxins (ama) and improve your digestive strength (agnibala)

  • How to eat well according to your own mind and body (ahara)

  • How to select and blend your own personal herbal teas (phanta kalpana)

  • How to practice mindfulness of breathing (anapanasati)

Session 2: Exercise & sleeping well (vyayama & nidra)

  • How to look after your wellbeing using exercise (vyayama)

  • How to sleep better using an Ayurvedic approach (nidra)

  • How to apply Ayurvedic self-massage for the feet (padaabhyanga)

Session 3: Strengthening & controlling the senses (indriyabala & indriyabhigraha)

  • How to strengthen and control your senses

  • How to practice the four foundations of mindfulness (satipatthanas)

  • How to embrace the reality of impermanence (anicca)

  • How to apply Ayurvedic nasal drops (nasya/sirovirecana)

Session 4: Taking care with actions & developing loving-kindness (sila & mettabavana)

  • How to clarify and commit to what you want your life to stand for (vrata)

  • How to act in the ways you value most - in body, speech and mind (sila)

  • How to develop loving-kindness towards self and others (mettabhavana)

  • How to practice mindfulness in everyday actions (sampajanakarin)

  • How to keep a merit book (puñña-potthaka)

  • How to apply Ayurvedic self-massage for the hands (hastaabhyanga)

Session 5: Developing compassion & generosity (karunabhavana & dana)

  • How to practice the perfection of giving (dana parami)

  • How to develop compassion for self and others (karunabhavana)

  • How to practice mindfulness meditation on the four body postures (iriyapatha)

  • How to apply Ayurvedic self-massage for the head (shiroabhyanga)

Session 6: Practicing mindfulness & experiencing joyfulness (ittanupassana & muditabhavana)

  • How to practice helpful activity (veyyavacca)

  • How to develop empathic joy (muditabhavana)

  • How to practice mindfulness of mental states (cittanupassana)

  • How to deal with the reality of unsatisfactoriness and suffering (dukkha)

Session 7: Developing equanimity & working with hindrances (upekkhabhavana & pancanivaranani)

  • How to develop equanimity (upekkhabhavana)

  • How to practice mindfulness of mental activity (dhammanupassana)

  • How to deal with mental obstacles and hinderances (pañcanivaranani)

  • How to embrace the reality of non-self (anatto)

  • How to apply Ayurvedic herbal oil compress for the head (shiropicu)

Session 8: Developing wisdom (paññabhavana)

  • How to practice breath-mindfulness (anapanasati)

  • How to see impermanence, unsatisfactoriness, and non-self as characteristics in all our lives (anicca, dukkha & anatta)