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Mind & Zen Practice at Eiheiji

JAPAN | Wed, 23 Aug 2017 | By alanlessik | Views [741]

It’s 3:10 am and I wake by the bell loudly clanging in the hallway. The light switch is flipped on and the room full of men becomes alive. By the time I have rubbed my eyes, stretched on my futon and manage to get up, a full minute has passed. ... Read more >

Tags: eiheiji, japan, meditation, zen

Welcome to Spain!

SPAIN | Mon, 10 Apr 2017 | By artisanforloveandpeace | Views [803] | Comments [1]

My flight to Spain went unbelievably quick. Departed in a NYC darkening spring dusk and was walking through a just waking up Barcelona-El Prat Airport before 7:00 a.m. the next morning. Now all I had to do was follow my instructions ... Read more >

Tags: barcelona, food, love, meditation, peace, spain, travel, yoga

How do you say "Omm" in Japanese?

JAPAN | Wed, 9 Mar 2016 | By kakimono | Views [563]

Sunday was the CET trip to Arashiyama, near Kyoto. So we met at 8:30 (on a Sunday!) at the train station and caught a succession of trains to Arashiyama. It was pretty uneventful, with the most interesting part probably being watching a woman come to ... Read more >

Tags: buddhism, meditation, monk, spirtuality, sweets

Bali Silent Retreat

INDONESIA | Wed, 10 Feb 2016 | By elcastleberry | Views [1166]

Retreat.  It’s a word that makes me think of summer camps: a big lake, a canoe, tug-of-war and capture the flag. Or company team building: ice breaker games and trust falls. But it also has another meaning, a verb: to back away from something.... Read more >

Tags: bali, indonesia, meditation, relaxation, retreat, silence, yoga

Causitive-Passive: Everyone's Favorite

JAPAN | Sun, 31 Jan 2016 | By kakimono | Views [439]

A key difference between English and Japanese come with how you change verbs. In English, you conjugate depending on subject, and then add extra words depending on things like tense or if it’s active or passive. So for instance: I write a ... Read more >

Tags: causitive, grammar, japanese, meditation, passive, spirituality

Rest Day, 1st Calcutta Test

INDIA | Wed, 9 Dec 2015 | By davidford | Views [643] | Comments [1]

I have now worked out that I can expand my screen so no excuses for embarrassing misspellings. My initial plan today was to get up at 5.30 and head down to the flower market. I changed this to 'Rest Day". After around a week in Kolkata and a longish ... Read more >

Tags: books, chi gung, food, meditation, rest, yoga

Egypt, Ras Sudr: Matarma Bay, A Peaceful State Of Mind

EGYPT | Wed, 10 Jun 2015 | By larasabry | Views [521]

            To sit and gaze at the colors that dance and crash when the clock hits sunset hour, to hear the waves of the ocean singing a giggle-like melody that is so familiar and cheerful in its nature that it draws ... Read more >

Tags: a beautiful company, admiration of life, beauty, huts, meditation, sea, simplicity, sunsets

My Pai Story

THAILAND | Sun, 8 Sep 2013 | By butterfly-freed | Views [1388]

Thunder is booming out between the mountains and fat warm drops of rain are pelting down towards the eagerly waiting dry earth. Finally the humidity that saps all your energy disappears and standing out getting drenched is a welcome respite. The month ... Read more >

Tags: cycling, dancing in the rain, meditation, om garden cafe, pai, shamballa reiki, spiritual energy, thailand, visa run

Sublime India

INDIA | Wed, 31 Oct 2012 | By avalyn | Views [580]

After 30 years of longing to go to India, finally in March 2012 a friend and I travelled to India primarily to visit Ramana Marhashi's Ashram in Tiruvanamalai, Tamil Nadu, Southern India. And....it was just like going home...whether I have see SO ... Read more >

Tags: ashram, enlightenment, india, meditation, ramana, retreat, sacred, sadhus

My Vipassana Experience

CANADA | Tue, 15 May 2012 | By jamesshanks | Views [3460] | Comments [2]

Vipassana: To see things as they really are. Where have I been for the past two weeks? Sitting cross legged for hours on end each day. My eyes were closed more than they were open, I was provided 2 and a half meals per day and the phrase "... Read more >

Tags: 10 days, meditation, silence, vipassana

Nagpur - Cricket and Meditation

INDIA | Wed, 26 Nov 2008 | By remlaph | Views [3455] | Comments [1]

Well after having so much with with the flag group in Bangalore I decided to head back to join them in Nagpur for the final Australia and India cricket test. Well Nagpur is a pretty clean, but not terribly exciting city.  The cricket however was not ... Read more >

Tags: cricket, india, meditation, nagpur, vipassana

10-day Buddhist Meditation Retreat

THAILAND | Thu, 16 Oct 2008 | By jagis | Views [2799] | Comments [2]

   Just a few days ago I completed a 10-day meditation retreat in the monastery of Suan Mokkh.  It changed my life completely.  There was about 70 participants from all over the world, Australia, Indonesia, Switzerland, England, Germany, ect.  We all ... Read more >

Tags: meditation

Training Tips for Traveling

WORLDWIDE | Sat, 5 Apr 2008 | By allwelcome | Views [1648]

(This is a preview of a soon to be updated post about training  for my  training blog .   All feedback is useful! Thanks) We live on the road. We’re constantly going on trips and I need to find ways to maintain my training.  ... Read more >

Tags: exercise, hiking, meditation, qigong

Destinations for the Spirit

USA | Fri, 4 Apr 2008 | By cam2yogi | Views [1230]

Traveling is a choice, and it is a choice to make traveling sacred.  Travel can be more than an eye-opening experience into a new culture of relics, ruins, history and tradition.  It can be more than a destination-oriented expedition from Point A to ... Read more >

Tags: costa rica, destinations, india, meditation, pura vida, spirituality, yoga

The Heart of the Golden City

INDIA | Thu, 3 Apr 2008 | By allwelcome | Views [4159] | Comments [2]

Jaisalmer The Vision I was sitting in meditation. I was practicing a technique whereby one paints the symbols that they see in their minds eye. One of the visions I saw, and painted, was of a city, ablaze with gold. A desert ... Read more >

Tags: jains, meditation, religions

from Thailand to Laos

THAILAND | Wed, 2 Apr 2008 | By misha | Views [1747]

Sawaidi Kaap Dear Friends and Family, we are in Lao s-yes, another country before we start our slow returning to North America. Last two weeks we spend in the North of Thailand, a city called Chiang Mai. (see pictures at : http://www.... Read more >

Tags: adventures, culture, meditation

Gathering energy from half way round the world

INDIA | Thu, 13 Mar 2008 | By allwelcome | Views [2136] | Comments [1]

Finally I’m feeling motivated, and I’m ready to write about some of the things that happened in India.   The impact of India!   The dirt, the filth, the colours, the music, the praying, the inequality, the food, the traffic!!! ... Read more >

Tags: energy, india, meditation, spiritual, yoga

Yoga and Other Pursuits

INDONESIA | Fri, 9 Nov 2007 | By justine | Views [1791]

Every time I sit down in an internet café, I get a little tense. So many emails to read, thoughtful replies I wish to craft, research, logistics, and plans to figure out for my Thailand trip, finances to track, photos to download, select, and ... Read more >

Tags: bali, balispirit, meditation, ubud, yoga

Thoughts from my hammock...

THAILAND | Mon, 7 May 2007 | By thedukeoearl | Views [1851] | Comments [1]

Thoughts from my hammock.   May 7, 2007 Haad Thien Beach, Ko Pagnan Island, Thailand   People may wonder what one does sitting at the beach for two months.   Doesn’t it get boring? they may think.   I imagine for ... Read more >

Tags: breath, hammock, meditation, moment, relaxation, spirit, thailand, truth, utopia, vacation


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