Hello. My name is Vanessa.
I wish for everyone to have a peaceful and contented state of mind. I wish for a world where there is less emphasis on physical appearance and more emphasis on mental stability. I wish for a life where all people show consideration and compassion towards each other.
I swim outside. I run along trails. I live in a rammed earth home in a forest, with my dear husband. I taught yoga for many years. I ran a couple of marathons. I recorded a violin track on a charity CD. I swam to Rottnest Island.
Yet my greatest purpose, for over twenty years, is my practice of Tibetan Buddhism. I am incredibly grateful to receive teachings through a direct lineage. I am incredibly grateful for this path I follow, for it guides me in a direction which one day will help me to fulfil those wishes mentioned above.
This exploration of the mind is a great expedition, spanning many lifetimes. I have a long way to go. And I have little wisdom at this stage. So, for now, the simple musings that I share on this site are of a Pooh Bear nature rather than of a wise master. (Likewise, the simple images I share on my Instagram account are unedited, unfiltered and certainly unprofessional with regards to the Art of Photography.)
May all who visit the sanctuary of Amphibious Yogi take a moment to breathe freely, smile and perhaps potter off and say something nice to someone… xo