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Why you don't ask a Buddhist Monk to dinner & other random stories

This week has been my last week in Phnom Penh. Despite only being in Phnom Penh for several weeks, it has been a surprisingly emotional time saying goodbye to everyone. 886 more words


The Circle of Life

When I was in high school, I became fascinated by the idea of reincarnation. I convinced myself that I was an old soul, and that was why it seemed as though I never had much in common with other children my age and instead interacted more with adults. 426 more words

Friday photo: Thiksey

Just back from a quick trip to Ladakh for review a fabulous new luxury camp – watch out for it in print soon.

So, this Friday, a photo from my one of my favourite Ladakh monasteries – Thiskey. 25 more words

Friday Photo


Mandalas are circles train-tracked through with geometric pattern, hypnotic wheels designed to give a break to our busy minds and allow our creative pathways to run free. 134 more words

My World

Creating From a Grain of Sand

To promote healing and world peace, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks realized artwork breathtaking using millions of grains of sand. A dramatic work, by the precision, time and patience devoted to install each grain of colored sand until it becomes a spectacular piece.