Watch the Webinar Video of Dr. Pushpa explaining about Ayurveda and Forest Medicine.
The practice of Mindfulness is known to help in resolving common human problems such as stress, anxiety and depression. and help in personality development. These are however fringe benefits in the practice. Mindfulness is, in fact, a spiritual journey that focuses on the deep interconnection between the body and the mind. Mindfulness leads to awareness and this leads to insight – a profound level of understanding that is beyond intellect and can only be known through experience.
Geetha explains this philosophy in a simple and practical way.
We are happy to let you know that we will continue the Barberyn webinars in the month of August.
The webinars will continue each Sunday at 11:00 AM European Summer Time/ 10:00 AM UK – click here to join
The lineup of webinars in August is as follows:
Sunday 2 August : Mindfulness practice with Geetha at Barberyn Reef
Sunday 9 August : Ayurveda and Forest Medicine with Dr Pushpa
Sunday 16 August : Harmony in body and mind: Yoga with Amesh
Sunday 23 August : Cooking with Manick and the Barberyn Chefs
Sunday 30 August : Everything begins in the Forest – New Dimensions in
well-being, at Diyabubula, Barberyns Jungle and Art Hideaway.
The first webinar for August will be this Sunday at 11:00 AM European Summer Time/ 10:00 AM UK about mindfulness practice. The practice of Mindfulness is known to help in resolving common human problems such as stress, anxiety and depression. and help in personality development. These are however fringe benefits in the practice. Mindfulness is, in fact, a spiritual journey that focuses on the deep interconnection between the body and the mind. Mindfulness leads to awareness and this leads to insight – a profound level of understanding that is beyond intellect and can only be known through experience.
Geetha will lead the first webinar and will explain this philosophy in a simple and practical way.
We look forward to practice with you.
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We are showing in this video how to prepare a delicious ‘Vegetable Curd Rice’, ‘Almond Sambol’ and ‘Green Gram Curry’ (Mung Bean Curry) in accordance with the principles of Ayurveda. Vegetarian food prepared with love.
Vegetable Curd Rice
200 grams Basmati rice
02 tea cups full water
200 grams Carrot, thinly sliced
200 grams Leek, thinly sliced
100 grams Cabbage, thinly sliced
04 Cloves chopped Garlic
10 grams chopped Ginger
25 grams chopped onion
01 pinch curry leaves
03 tea spoon cumin
02 tea spoon coriander powder
1/2 tea spoon turmeric powder
07 table spoon curd or yoghurt
01 table spoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Wash the rice and add the water and bring to boil and then let it cook on low heat until the grain is cooked. Heat a separate pan & put the olive oil and when hot add the garlic, ginger, onion, coriander powder, turmeric powder and curry leaves & sauté for about 2 minutes. There after add the carrots and stir for about 03 minutes. Add the cabbage and leek and mix and let it cook until tender. Add the cumin powder & pinch of salt & pepper to taste. Stir for 02 minutes and then add the curd or yoghurt. Reduce the heat and mix in the boiled rice. Stir well for 02 minutes and serve.
Serves four persons with green gram curry
Green Gram Curry
100 grams green gram
02 tea cups light coconut milk
01 cup thick coconut milk
04 cloves chopped garlic
30 grams chopped onion
01 sprig curry leaves
1/2 tea spoon turmeric
02 tea spoon curry powder
02 green chilies (finely chopped)
Salt to taste
Firstly, wash and soak the green gram about 04 to 05 hours. If you wish to germinate the green gram you can wash and soak the green gram overnight and then remove the water and place a cotton cloth on a plate and spread the wet gram and keep to germinate for 24 hrs.
Secondly, boil the green gram in the light coconut milk until the gram is lightly boiled and add all the other ingredients and continue to boil until soft to the touch and the liquid has evaporated. Add the tick coconut milk and salt to taste, and let it cook for another 5 minutes on a low fire, stirring from time to time until the curry has thickened.
Take off the fire and it is ready to serve.
Serves 4 persons with rice
100 grams almond
30 grams onion chopped (small red onion /shallots preferred)
03 tea spoon chili powder (use 02 tea spoons if you want a mild dish)
1/2 tea spoon salt (to taste)
08 drops of lime (to taste)
Boil the almonds in a pan of water for about 05 minutes. Remove the skin (it peels off easily)
Grind the almond coarsely in a grinder. Remove and mix in the chopped onions and chili. Add the lime last and the sambol is ready to serve.
Now you have lunch for four persons.
At Barberyn Beach Ayurveda Resort we conduct daily yoga classes in the morning and evening for beginners and intermediate students. Our yoga teachers are qualified from the Sivananda School of Hatha Yoga.
Barberyn Yoga class is designed to complement the Ayurveda treatments. We mainly focus on synchronizing the breathing and yoga posture. For experienced yogis, they can hold the Yoga Asana for a longer period as long as they’re comfortable. Our teachers emphasize on proper relaxation, at the beginning, end and in between yoga postures to improve mental relaxation, reduce stress, prevent formation of lactic acid and prevent fatigue after class. Our guests who practice daily yoga feel energized, more focused and do not feel tired after the class. Practicing daily yoga asana and pranayama helps Ayurveda medicine to become more effective in treating certain conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Constipation, Stress, Insomnia and it makes you happy.
” Health is Wealth , Peace of Mind is Happiness, Yoga shows the way! ” Swami Vishnu-devananda
Watch this guided Walking Meditation (aka Sakman Bawana) recorded at Barberyn Beach Ayurveda Resort in Weligama on Sunday, July 5th, 2020 – Watch and Practice this meditation conducted by Geetha.
Wish everyone good health, happiness and peace!
The Ayurveda medicine that we drink (Decoctions, powders and pills and sweet elixirs) are plant-based. Individually and in combination these plants have unique properties that help in preventing and curing disease. Ayurveda food is also plant-based. And each of these plants and their combinations have medicinal values. This is why we hear from the physicians that “we are what we eat” or more precisely “we are what we digest” When the food is fresh, cooked with compatible ingredients and prepared in accordance with the principles of Ayurveda, food becomes medicine. Medicine becomes food and nourishment.
In this webinar, we share with you some of the dishes you have come to love at Barberyn Kurakkan Roti, Lunumiris, and rice flour pudding. They are easy to make, nourishing, wholesome and tasty. Try making them and you will taste your reward.
The Barberyn webinar team
Yoga – gentle exercise for the body, mind and spirit.
Learn proper breathing techniques and variations of the “Sun Salutation” also known as “Surya Namaskar” with Anoja. A senior Yoga teacher from Sivananda School of Hatha Yoga and head Yoga teacher at Barberyn Ayurveda Resorts in Sri Lanka.
Learn how the medicinal plants are identified, cultivated, harvested, transported and made into prepared medicines by the Ayurveda physicians at the Institute of Ayurveda and Alternative Medicine of Barberyn.
Today you will see the main ingredients used in Triphala, it’s benefits and different products made with it. Eg: Triphala oil, Triphala Powder, Triphala Pill, Triphala Eyedrop and Triphala body soap.
In the final segment of this video, Dr. Amila will demonstrate the self hand oil application using Ayurveda oils. Learn the benefits of hand massage, vital marma points in the hand and other useful techniques used by the Barberyn physicians. We hope you will practice the Ayurveda hand massage after watching the step by step guide that will help to improve your health, prevent diseases and enjoy a healthy life.
The Buddhist Monks from our village have come to Barberyn Beach Ayurveda Resort to chant a few important stanzas from Buddhist scriptures. After the chanting, practice the guided Vipassana Meditation with Geetha.
Wish everyone good health, happiness and peace!
We are pleased to let you know that as many of you have joined our webinars in May and have actively participated in the Q&A session, we have decided to continue the webinar series to the month of June with new interesting topics.
The program for Webinars in June:
Sunday, June 7th : Chanting and Meditation with Geetha
Sunday, June 14th : Ayurveda Pharmaceuticals – magic potions and they work
Sunday, June 21th : Yoga – gentle exercise for the body, mind and spirit.
Sunday, June 28th : Cooking with the Barberyn Chefs
All webinars start at 11 am European Summer Time (10 am UK)
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Learn the Daily routine in Ayurveda with the Barberyn Physicians at the Home of Barberyn’s Institute of Ayurveda and Alternative Medicine.
The beautifully restored 100-year-old house is the backdrop where the Physicians are explaining the routine – the Daily Routine, Seasonal Routine and the Code of Conduct which enables us to maintain a healthy way of life.
They will also demonstrate an Ayurveda oil application that you can practice on your self or your loved ones.
I am Dr. Haresha, a researcher from Barberyn Ayurveda Resorts and Institute of Ayurveda and Alternative Medicine. In the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, Dr. Chamal and I researched Covid-19 with the Ayurvedic medical system.
Five thousand years ago, our great sages had spoken about such infectious diseases as Janapadodwansa diseases. Sage Charaka says this is mainly due to moving away from a healthy state. My colleague Dr. Pushpa has already explained about a healthy person described in Ayurveda.
We all know that prevention is better than cure while there is no medicine for Covid-19 as of now, we have found several important facts regarding the current outbreak through our research. Some of them are proper & nutrient food, a healthy lifestyle, a pleasant mind, and good immunity. Among them, enhancing the body’s natural defense system (Immunity) plays a vital role in maintaining optimum health.
Manick – How to Cook Healthy & Tasty Food
- We have come to this point of culinary development from a diet of mainly raw leaves.
- In the early times we adopted a simple style of cooking which was boiling all the ingredients together and this still remains with the Soup which is also a basic dish in the west.
- Bringing the food to a boiling point and simmering on low heat is the basis of Sri Lanka cuisine and the curry, as with the soup. Coconut milk and the spices add flavor and nutrition to the Curry.
- Rice also follows this same method. People are moving away from this slow-cooking methods
- Because of the fast pace of life and we are fortunate that the method still prevails and there is a greater awareness in preserving the value and nourishment of the ingredients.
Relaxation is the stepping stone to tranquility.
Amesh, the senior yoga teacher at Barberyn Beach Ayurveda Resort – Weligama, will demonstrate Yoga Pranayama – Kapalabathi, Simple Breathing Exercises and Surya Namaskar (aka. Sun Salutation) which is a warmup exercise we do at Barberyn before practicing Yoga Asana to improve your blood circulation, improve flexibility, lose weight, etc in this webinar video.
Here is the schedule for our webinar series in May 2020.
All webinars start at 11 o’clock am European Summer Time (10am UK)
Sunday, May 24: Cooking with the Barberyn Chefs
Sunday, May 31: Dina Chariya – daily routine in Ayurveda with the Barberyn Physicians
Already held (available on the Barberyn Blog):
Sunday, May 3: Meditation on loving kindness with Geetha
Sunday, May 10: A Conversation with Dr.Pushpa – Ayurveda, the Ancient Wisdom of “Holistic Health”
Sunday, May 17: Tranquility in stressful times – Pranayama with the Barberyn Yoga Teacher
To join a webinar (on the Zoom app), simply click here :
This is the video of Geetha’s guided Loving Kindness meditation from Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 – the first Webinar in a series that will continue throughout May 2020, every Sunday, at 11am European Summer Time/10am UK.
Meditation on loving-kindness helps us to overcome emotions such as anger, fear, anxiety which we are all experiencing and which is said to lower immunity. Awakening the compassion within us results in protection for ourselves.
Understanding Loving Kindness Meditation.
In meditation we seek to come to the present moment – to be “conscious”. In this meditation, we focus on our breath, and it helps us to become still and calm.
Once we find our breath and focus on it for a little while, we turn our attention to Loving Kindness – it brings Peace and Strength to the giver and the receiver. We start by feeling kind to ourselves and then move on to our parents, our teachers, our close family, our friends, our enemies and then to the whole wold. We then bring back all that good energy and loving kindness to ourselves again. You hear four lines being repeated starting with our selves.
May I be well
May I be healthy
May I be happy
May I be free of suffering.
May you enjoy the experience