Deep inside we may be feeling lonely and empty. We've tried everything we could to be happy, and failed. On the outside, our life may look perfect - but on the inside we may feel as if nothing we do really touches the core of our heart. We may feel a profound sense of purposelessness in our life. We may have lost someone who was very dear to us. A grief beyond words; feeling separated from the rest of the world, misunderstood and without any hope, we may start to ask ourselves, “Why should I carry on? What more is there to live for?”. The burden becomes too much to bear.

Forgiveness: a Decision to Grow | Webinar by Balakhilya

Too Much to Bear: Understanding Suicide

Webinar by yoga master Balakhilya | July 25

Suicide is a problem on the rise. Every 4th second one person on this planet tries to end their life. Many of us have experienced directly how painful this reality is. There is nothing more devastating than feeling so overwhelmed that suicide seems to be the only option, and there is no pain like the pain of having a loved one leave us in this way. As a society, we’ve yet to find a successful solution to this increasing problem. Is it possible that we've missed an essential part of where true happiness is to be found?

In this webinar, we will ask what it is, at the deepest level, that drives a person to the point of suicide, and we will explore what the real purpose of life actually is. Vedic scholar Balakhilya will share the perspective of the wisdom of yoga on the subject. This ancient science is more relevant than ever in today’s modern world of external and internal chaos and confusion.

To all of you out there who have found me and this event; welcome. I'm really glad you're here. It is my hope that you will be able to take something with you from here
that will act as a guiding light in your life.


An ancient wisdom

What is Yoga?

Yoga is the oldest system for physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. The various yoga systems have techniques and practices ranging from physical positions (asanas) to the deepest stages of meditation. The ancient yoga wisdom has been studied and praised for thousands of years for its clarity, insight and depth of spiritual knowledge. It not only contains the foundation of the system of physical yoga, it is the universal guide for anyone who wants to live a fearless, more meaningful and joyful life. When we face our own challenges and problems, big and small, the eternal truths of the yoga wisdom are as relevant today as they were 5,000 years ago - and lead us from confusion to clarity.

Meet Balakhilya

I approached this holistic yoga philosophy in an indirect way. I became interested in Hatha Yoga (physical yoga) as a way to improve my surfing, which at that time (1969) was my whole life. The benefits were immediately obvious, and I began to look deeper into the topic. By reading, I began practicing simple meditation, eating vegetarian food, and spending more and more time in deeper contemplation of the meaning of my life. I had always been a traveler, but now I started on an inner journey. Along the way, my world - both the outer and the inner - became ever more peaceful and serene.

In 1971, I was so lucky (without coincidence, I am sure) to get in touch with my spiritual teachers. Under their expertise and guidance, I received and began to follow the ancient science called Bhakti Yoga which I continue to do to this day.

And what a beautiful and satisfying journey it has been! So I really hope that you can have the same opportunity and blessing that I have had, undeserving as I am.

Best wishes,

Balakhilya das

The universal guidebook


The Bhagavad-gita (Song of the Supreme Soul) is one of the most authoritative yoga scriptures. It contains not only the foundation of the entire yoga system, but the most essential and valuable lessons as we go through this life. The perfect instruction from the Bhagavad-gita has been passed on to guide everyone on the path to self-realization, true happiness and deep understanding of the absolute truth. The Bhagavad-gita has inspired some of the world's greatest thinkers, including Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein, Dr. Albert Schweizer, Henry David Thoreau and Herman Hesse.

“When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad-gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. My life has been full of external tragedies and if they have left no visible or invisible effect on me, I owe it to the teaching of the Bhagavad-gita."
Mahatma Gandhi

"In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad-gita, in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seems puny and trivial."
Henry David Thoreau

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