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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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Cold Showers and No Electricity in Nepal: ‘Tis the Season to be Grateful and Compassionate

It’s been about 3 days of freedom from the monastery routine and regime, and life as it used to be seems to be creeping in. Sure, I still find myself waking up around 5am to the cold and bells from nearby monasteries, but things are changing (naturally). Of course, I’ve tried to make sure some… Continue reading Cold Showers and No Electricity in Nepal: ‘Tis the Season to be Grateful and Compassionate

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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