Spirituality

One Year Later: A Homage To Teachers

Today is my one-year anniversary of leaving NYC. I can’t even begin to describe the journey that unfolded, that is still unfolding, every-evolving with each day that passes. From the beaches of India to the monastic forests of Southern Thailand, back up to the untouched land of Northern Michigan, and into the beauty of the Catskills and Berkshires, I find myself using this time

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Vipassana: A 10-Day Silent Meditation Retreat (Part 5)

Even eating is a sacred experience at Wat Suan Mokkh. Every meal, we waited until every person had filled their bowl and taken their seat. Then we said a food reflection. Saying this twice per day was quite powerful. Can you imagine how we’d feel if we took the time to reflect and appreciate our food before every meal? With wise reflection I eat

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Vipassana: A 10-Day Silent Meditation Retreat (Part 4)

Day Six By day six, I think I’d looked a man in the eyes maybe three times since the retreat began. It really does stir up some strong emotions; I found that avoiding those distractions is very nice. Instead, I found peace and solitude in the walking meditations, as they became more and more therapeutic for me. I found myself connecting to nature even

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Vipassana: A 10-Day Silent Meditation Retreat (Part 2)

Feb 28th – Registration Day With more and more people arriving the day before, there was a good crowd of participants ready to check into the retreat. We took a truck over to the site and went through a very organized process of reading the rules and regulations, handing in our passport and valuables, paying the $60 fee which went to our meals over

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Vipassana: A 10-day silent meditation Wat Suan Mokkh retreat (Part 1)

Near the top of my bucket list for this trip was attending – and completing – a ten day silent meditation retreat. You might have heard the term Vipassana, a Pali word that means to see things as they really are, and is one of the world’s most ancient meditation techniques. In English this is sometimes just called “insight meditation”. Vipassana retreats provide an

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DIY Couples Meditation – Papaya & Chocolate & Blindfolds, oh my!

Here in Arambol there are so many options for self-exploration, so many chances to learn about yoga, reiki, ayurveda, meditation, etc. It is truly a seeker’s paradise. When you fully immerse yourself into meditation, beautiful things start to happen. I’ve met so many couples who are looking for a way to capture those moments together, be it through partner yoga, massage or even meditation.

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An Open Letter To The Universe

Hello Fabulous Universe, Thank you for making yourself such an amazing presence in my life. I find it so interesting that many people don’t really believe in you, or don’t recognize your power over our lives. Over everything! I am so thankful for the things you’ve taught me. Mainly, if I trust you, live with faith and go for whatever I want, that it

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