Posts Tagged ‘meditation’

I will not sell out my travel

I will not sell out my travel

“What do you do in travel?” she asked me. She, a woman who founded a company that develops products that help measure your social media impact. Me, an adventure traveler who could not care the least bit about measuring my social media impact. While many of the “travel people” who mingled about the event are […]

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 […]

Perhentian Islands: where I found solitude and scuba

Perhentian Islands: where I found solitude and scuba

Throughout my travels I have really pushed myself to try new things and have set out to discover all that I enjoy and what makes me happy. Perhaps the most surprising realization I have made in the past year is just how much I enjoy being alone. As a “Type A” personality and someone who […]

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