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Day 2 - Mindfulness Meditation for the Modern Life

As we enter week two, we continue our discovery of mindfulness meditation practices, a discovery rooted in kindness and care.  We discussed the importance of a more clear and stable mind before we enter into the practice of vipassana or insight.   629 more words

Sheila Singh

Budapest Day 2

Day 2 of our trip to Budapest and after a good night’s sleep at Andras’ apartment we were ready to hit the streets. Now when Jonny mentioned that we thankfully made it to floor 5 of our apartment, he neglected to point out that this also consisted of an open air walkway surrounded by thin metal railings over which you could see a… 475 more words


Linnamäki, the place where it all starts again

Catching glimpses of Porvoo with a camera has to be a blogger’s favourite pastime. And rightfully! Strolling around on the cobblestones or wandering in the centuries-old pinewoods in the vicinity of the old town has an amazing soothing effect. 460 more words

Mountain Bike

Day 1 - Mindfulness Meditation for the Modern Life

Today I began to share and explore the practice of mindfulness meditation with a new and sweet group of students at Castle Hill.  I continue to feel fortunate to have this opportunity, and I hope to share some of the material covered in the series here. 663 more words

Sheila Singh

Fisherman's Bastion - Budapest

High atop Castle Hill on the Buda side of the city of Budapest in Hungary sits the Fisherman’s Bastion. A viewing platform completed in 1902 with seven towers (one for each Magyar tribe that first settled here in 896) that offers great views of the… 192 more words


Greymouth to Christchurch, 8 April

Drizzle, no surprise. The road took us into the Southern Alps, over Arthur’s Pass. Winding and getting steeper as we neared the pass. The road from Queenstown to Wanaka is the yardstick by which all mountain roads will be judged henceforth, and the road up to Arthur’s pass was nowhere near it. 180 more words

The Stories in the Landscape

“Piecing together evidence to see the story in the landscape”….this was taken from the description of the Stop, Look and Listen tour at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate… 287 more words