The Inner Picture Stories Podcast
About This Show
The Inner Picture Stories Podcast aims to readdress the balance between the outside world and the one that lies within us all. Its goal is to reconnect travel and wisdom – two of life’s great gateways which we are all far too easily disconnected from. In this podcast, hosted by Jellis Vaes – professional photographer, writer and world traveler – you are invited on a journey. A journey of wonder and discovery. So tune in and join the conversations with some of the most fascinating people we share this planet with.
Together, we will deconstruct and draw out lessons of wisdom about life and this world, and seek out answers to what makes the difference to the quality of people’s lives that you in turn can use in yours.
It’s true that no one ever said life would be easy, but it is also true that no one ever said you had to go through it alone.
Brace yourself, and let the journey begin!
Most Recent Episode
EP 006 - Muni Natarajan - The Wisdom of a Monk Who Lived 37 Years in a Monastery
6 days ago
“Life is your teacher no matter what. You can't have an experience that doesn't teach you something.” - Muni Natarajan Ready for another fascinating and wisdom filled episode on the Inner Picture Stories Podcast? Sure you are! In this interview I chat with Muni Natarajan, an ex-monk who lived 37 years, yes 37 years, in a monastery. Ever since I created this podcast and met Muni I was dying to do this episode, and now it's finally done. This was such a blast of an interview to do and it was fantastic to listen to the incredible story of Muni's life, of how he went from being a professional jazz drummer at 15 years old, and living that lifestyle of being on the road, to leaving everything behind at 20 years old and joining the monastery, before finally leaving after 37 years and living a happily married live with his beautiful wife Mary Beth. We discuss some really interesting topics in this interview including his journey to the monastery, the lessons he learned from his teachers and the wisdom he gained throughout all those years as a monk, and finally into becoming the person he is today. It really is a fascinating discussion, with some incredible lessons along the way. So please enjoy it and be sure to visit Muni’s website YogaWithMuni.com to find out more info about his workshops, yoga classes, books and music. Thanks also to Muni for sending in the photos I asked from him, one as a monk, and one as he is today. It’s quite a difference. His beard has got a little shorter, and his hair a little longer… Show notes and more www.innerpicturestories.com/2017/03/ep-006/