Posts Tagged ‘Buddhism’

Be Still and Know

Be Still and Know

My new mantra after attending a meditation retreat  with Thich Nhat Hanh is … BE STILL AND KNOW This mantra is a reminder to me to slow down, be still, be quiet, be present, be mindful, breath …  and I will gain a deeper understanding of myself and others, cultivating compassion and happiness. In times when I fell […]

Bootcamp for the mind: Dipabhavan Meditation Retreat

Bootcamp for the mind: Dipabhavan Meditation Retreat

In our Western culture we give so much time and attention to taking care of our bodies but how often do we take time to care of our minds? Just as it is important to exercise our body to be strong so that we won’t get injured by life’s falls – a well trained, calm […]

To save a buck

To save a buck

When I backpacked through SE Asia in 2008, I didn’t always take the cheapest route. I guess you could have called me a “flashpacker” as it was common for me to pay a few extra bucks for added comforts like and air conditioned room. But times have changed and these days I am always looking […]

Buddhist Chants

Buddhist Chants

Last week I decided to drop into the San Francisco Buddhist Center, where I have attended meditation classes in the past. I was excited to learn that a class was just starting as it was Sangha Night (Sangha is the Buddhist word for spiritual community). The class started of a 25 minute group meditation followed […]

Ubud, Bali

Ubud, Bali

After a few days at the beach, Sara and I headed to the city of Ubud, located about an hour north of Kuta. Tourist come to Ubud for the arts as it is considered the cultural center of Bali. Late in the 19th century, Cokorda Gede Sukawati established a branch of the Sukawati royal family […]

Buddha, Buddha, and more Buddha!!!

Buddha, Buddha, and more Buddha!!!

Nicole and I have spent the past two days going from wat, to wat, to wat; seeing Buddhas galore! We have seen golden Buddhas, giant Buddhas, sitting Buddhas, standing Buddhas, reclining Buddhas and have learned the meaning of each position according to Buddhists… reclining – exact moment of Buddha’s enlightenmentsitting – Buddha teaching or meditation; […]

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