Lyse Mai Lauren


Lyse Lauren grew up in Nelson, New Zealand as the third of four children. Her 'known' world was abruptly shaken when she had a brief but profound spiritual experience as a child. Just a few years later she was 'challenged' yet again when dragged out to sea by ocean currents and almost drowned. These two events were the catalyst for a pronounced intention to discover the 'meaning of life.'
Driven by this deep inner longing, she travelled to Australia and eventually to Tibet, Nepal and then India, where she met her Master, a Tibetan Lama of high standing. In his presence she was able to rediscover what she had glimpsed as a child. Over a period of several decades she has lived near her teachers in various locations in the Himalayas.

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
I love to read Biographies. Somehow the stories of 'real' peoples lives inspires and give me motivation and direction.
I think we all learn so much from listening to and reading about other peoples lives and how they handled themselves
in many different kinds of situations. Such things are a never ending source of interest and inspiration for me.
What is your writing process?
You know, for me, if it doesn't 'flow' then I don't write. Its really as simple as that. I find very often when I begin to write
that I just step into a completely different sort of space. The mind is not involved. If I am writing about things that happened in my past, once I kick into the process I find it is as if the same 'past' incidents are just unfolding before my mind's eye. It is said that
everything that has ever happened is 'imprinted' indelibly in the ether, so i guess when we really let go into that we enable ourselves to tap into an incredible and invaluable resource. That is certainly how it feels to me. I don't edit anything for at least 24 hours. I don't even look at it again for at least 24 hours. When I do come back to it it very often feels as though someone else wrote it.
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Where to find Lyse Mai Lauren online


Shades of Awareness
Shades of Awareness is a four-part series which describes the evolution of one woman's search and discovery of 'truth.' Volume One is biographical in nature although in many places it reads like an adventure story. This book traces the writer's life from childhood through to an epic journey on foot to the sacred Tibetan Mountain of Kailash. Volume Two is a compilation of short stories, all true, about the years when Lyse stayed near her Buddhist Masters in the Himalayas. Volume Three is a continuation of short stories from the years spent in the mountains and in retreat. Volume Four focuses on deeper aspects of life and on the writer's reflections on teachings about impermanence and discovery the 'inmost true nature of being.'


Who Lives? Who Dies? What We Need to Know Before We Go
Price: $5.90 USD. Words: 58,250. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Death, Grief, Bereavement, Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
Sooner or later we might find ourselves suddenly wondering; Who Dies? If this happens then we may quickly find another question arises in our minds; if one is to 'die' then who is it that lives? We cannot have one without the other. Getting to the root of these most vital of questions is of the utmost importance to us all.
The Handbook of Hair Oils
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 26,320. Language: British English. Published: May 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Beauty & fashion
The book brings together a comprehensive selection of Natural Oils that in one way or another are beneficial for the hair and or scalp. These oils are not only excellent conditioners but in many cases they assist in the regeneration, nourishing, sheen, re-hydration, regrowth, acceleration of growth and over all, general hair care. Hair Oils are the 'work horses' of hair care products.
Never Not Ever Here Now
Series: Shades of Awareness. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,060. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Spiritual awakening, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration
Never Not Ever Here Now is book of reflections on the teachings of Advaita and Dzogchen. Each Chapter can be taken as a daily 'meditation' or seed thought. Finding out 'who and what we really are' is the most important thing that we can do in this life.
Masters, Mice and Men
Series: Shades of Awareness. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 29,230. Language: British English. Published: December 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Eastern, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
Masters, Mice and Men contains a collection of true short stories all of which reflect on the wisdom contained in our various life experiences and how each day can bring the 'unexpected' giving us an opportunity to 'pause' and contemplate the greater mysteries of life and being.
Awareness Comes Knocking
Series: Shades of Awareness. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 86,350. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
In 1991 two Western women dye their hair black, climb into traditional Tibetan clothes and embark on an illegal, harrowing trek to Mount Kailash. Facing wild dogs, possible arrest, where a wrong step could plummet them to certain death, their spiritual pilgrimage is a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit
Tibetan Masters and other True Stories
Series: Shades of Awareness. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 35,510. Language: Australian English. Published: May 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
This is a collection of short stories which took place in the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal and India during the 1980s and nineties. Either I participated directly or heard them first hand while I was living near my Tibetan Masters and endeavouring to follow Their teachings. They provide a unique glimpse into a way of life that is not normally known of or even accessible to many in the West.

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