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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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Instagram Giveaway: Eye of the Tiger Mala Beads and OM Essential Oil

Pack Your Mat and the Om Essentials by http://www.briyogi.com is giving away a 108 bead mala necklace acquired in Nepal and a hand blended essential oil. Rules: 1. FOLLOW @packyourmat and @theomessentials 2 Tag 3 or more friends 3. Like this photo (optional: share the photo and love with your friends) Must have a US mailing address;… Continue reading Instagram Giveaway: Eye of the Tiger Mala Beads and OM Essential Oil

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No Talking, Phones or Sex for 30 Days: My Experience At A Nepalese Monastery

Many of you have been asking me about my experience at the monastery, but I was totally keeping it internal for a while. Obsev.com offered to share my story on their platform, so I have been working on putting a fraction of the experience on paper. Check out the full story and let’s start a little Q&A.… Continue reading No Talking, Phones or Sex for 30 Days: My Experience At A Nepalese Monastery

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A Quick (First Monday of the Year) Lesson On The Potential of your Mind 

One thing that was taught consistently at the Kopan Monastery during the 30 day retreat was the potential of the human mind. The ability to have direct control, in order to obtain joy and happiness, as well as, to cultivate positivity rather than the opposite is chosen every morning and every moment by humans.     … Continue reading A Quick (First Monday of the Year) Lesson On The Potential of your Mind 

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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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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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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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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