I’m just back from leading a 2 week retreat at Jungle yoga in Khao Sok National Forest, Southern Thailand. It is my new favorite retreat center in Thailand! All of the buildings, including the yoga shala, are on floating rafts on the Ratchaprabha Dam. The retreat season is from November to April, withContinue reading “My favorite yoga retreat center in Thailand”
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Nepal Yoga Retreat and Pilgrimage, March 2015
Nepal Yoga Retreat and Pilgrimage, March 2015 Practice or learn yoga and meditation while visiting sacred sites throughought the Kathmandu Valley with masters of yoga and meditation. Join us for a magical 10 days of practice and pilgrimage through the Kathmandu Valley. We will visit sacred Buddhist sites throughout the Kathmandu Valley and practice dailyContinue reading “Nepal Yoga Retreat and Pilgrimage, March 2015”
The epic battle of good and evil at Suvarnabhumi airport
No, this is not about airport closures and political stand-offs. This is a much more fundamental conflict. On your way out of Bangkok next time, check out this massive installation at Suvarnabhumi airport. This is a classic Indian story about how we process the experience of life and turn it into nectar. The god VishnuContinue reading “The epic battle of good and evil at Suvarnabhumi airport”
Lunch in Varanasi
After all that pilgriming, sometimes it’s nice to sit down to a good wholesome vegetarian meal. Aum Cafe on Assi Ghat is a little haven of fresh salads, juices and creative vegetarian food. My preferred lunch spot on the Ganga!
Secret spots of Sarnath, Part 2
Continuing on last week’s theme of places to stay and eat in Sarnath, here is my personal favorite: Namo Buddha guesthouse. This is where I stay when I am here. Run by German born Chris Teich and her husband Nehru, this is a little oasis of calm in dusty Sarnath. she only has 3 properContinue reading “Secret spots of Sarnath, Part 2”
Secret spots of Sarnath, Part 1
I’ll give this to you straight: don’t come to Sarnath looking for creature comforts. This is a sacred power spot, the place where the historical Buddha first turned the wheel of the Dharma, giving his first talk here at Deer Park. You come here for Dharma teachings, or pilgrimage. My teacher Thrangu Rinpoche has aContinue reading “Secret spots of Sarnath, Part 1”
Thrangu Rinpoche in Sarnath
Blessed to be with a great being in this sacred place where the Buddha first taught the Dharma. May all beings benefit
Old meets new in Hong Kong
Just back from a short visit to my old neighborhood, Sheung Wan, in Hong Kong. Nothing like trying to maintain mindfulness in the midst of busyness and chaos. It’s a great place to practice.
Chiang Rai Clocktower
One of the highlights of a visit to humble Chiang Rai is the new clocktower light show. Each evening from 7-9, on the hour (so at 7, 8 and 9pm) you get a song and a dance, accompanied by colored lights. If you plan ahead, you can stroll down the market lane from the oldContinue reading “Chiang Rai Clocktower”
Pema Chodron on Compassion
If ever you need a reminder on why to practice Dharma, Pema’s message of love is the only reminder you need. Enjoy. Giving Our Best: A Retreat with Pema Chödrön on Practicing the Way of the Bodhisattva – Trailer from Shambhala Publications on Vimeo.