Join Satyalila for another episode of the Buddhist Voices podcast as she engages in a heartfelt conversation with Suryaka about their journey of discovering and embracing Buddhism. This interview was originally conducted for the Fifty Years, Fifty Voices project. Suryaka’s name is pronounced as “Su-ree-a-ka,” meaning “Like the Sun.”
Suryaka’s initial attraction to yoga and meditation retreats was that they seemed cheap and like a nice holiday! Having avoided any kind of religious practice throughout their life due...
“Every day I need to communicate, every day get into communication with people… Within that, holding lightly to my own views and sometimes just letting it go and ‘not taking myself so seriously. So that’s an area of explicit practice for me.”
In 1968 I was… still in Deva reals of my previous life
In 1978 I was… fading away from lower devalokas
In 1988 I was… born in this human body that year on the 25th of March, right in the centre of Mexico...
I need some sort of channel in my life, so that my energy can flow into it, really strongly.
In 1968 I was 4 years old and lived in a small farming village in South Yorkshire in the UK. I lived with my parents and older sister. My grandma lived across the road and aunty, uncle and cousins also lived in the village. It was a safe place to grow up, everyone knew everyone else. ...