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Nepal on my Mind: Monks, Sadhus and Astrologers

In my morning class, something urged me to express an experience I had during my time in Nepal. The memory of this experience from last November, as I thought was fading, today came back to me strong. It  has also made me go back into my phone and take a look at some of the… Continue reading Nepal on my Mind: Monks, Sadhus and Astrologers

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The Way of the Sadhu

     Sādhus are men who renounce worldly pleasures, dedicating themselves to achieving moksa, liberation through meditation and contemplation of Brahman, God. These photos are taken near Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal, in Kathmandu. Sādhus often wear saffron-coloured clothing, symbolising their sannyāsa (renunciation). Would you be able to renounce your life in search of liberation, in a… Continue reading The Way of the Sadhu

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Kopan Monastery Chronicles: Sharing a Space with Eric in Silence

This was my roommate and his name is Eric, from Paris. I met Eric on the 14th of November around evening time, but I met all of his belongings a few hours before.        It was a bit like the first day of college dormitory assignment day, where he had gotten there earlier and… Continue reading Kopan Monastery Chronicles: Sharing a Space with Eric in Silence

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Out the Monastery Gates and Crashing a Nepalese Wedding Party

Yesterday was an epic day. 30 days of meditation, lessons on Tibetan Buddhism and cultivating great energy came to an end. The memories and lessons will forever remain and I can not wait to share more in the near future.    The contrast from going from this sort of tranquility to a Nepalese wedding in… Continue reading Out the Monastery Gates and Crashing a Nepalese Wedding Party

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Three Hard Days in Kathmandu, Nepal

My previous visits to Armenia then a quick visit to Dubai wasn’t exactly an easy transition to Kathmandu. For a westerner who has travelled to many impoverished areas before, I have a sense of what kind of perspective shift is necessary when arriving to a new city, however there are just some levels of poverty… Continue reading Three Hard Days in Kathmandu, Nepal

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Arrival to Nepal During the Third Day of Diwali: Lakshmi Puja 

In Dubai, lights and decorations were all over the balconies of Hindu worshippers. When I asked my friend what this was for, I had totally forgotten that it was Diwali. I had not quite planned or thought that I would actually be here in Nepal during the festivities. Since I’m taking it one day at… Continue reading Arrival to Nepal During the Third Day of Diwali: Lakshmi Puja 

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30 Day Silent Meditation at the Kopan Monastery in Nepal 

On November 14th, it will be be the first day of my silent mediation at the Kopan Monastery. I made the decision in September to quit my job, sublease my apartment and not return after my vacation in Spain. It was a difficult decision, but it was something I had to do. For 30 days… Continue reading 30 Day Silent Meditation at the Kopan Monastery in Nepal