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Category - Buddhist

Cultivating Balance

Buddhist, Healthy Living, inspiration, Personal, Seasonal Living, Uncategorized

Yoga for Balance & Self-Care is a restorative practice to help regain and reaffirm a connection to yourself. Leave class feeling calm, centered, clear and able to stand in a grounded, balanced way. Thursdays at The Mindful Body,…

Baci Ceremony – Calling the Spirits

Adventure Tours, Buddhist, Featured, inspiration, Myths & Legends, Prayer, Stories and Tales, Yoga travel

BACI ບາສີ Baci is an important ceremony in Lao culture, a ritual to celebrate important events and occasions, like births, marriages, monkhood, travel, or ill health and to honour guests. Baci can take place all year, any day…

Mudras to Manifest Energy

Bhutan, Buddhist, inspiration, Prayer, Teacher Training, Yoga, YTT

My last post talked about what Mudras are and what they represent. There are many mudras and variations in each country for usage and meaning. Ive put together a list of some of the most common ones found…

Mudras for Meditation

Bhutan, Buddhist, Myths & Legends, Prayer, Teacher Training, Yoga, YTT

मुद्राis mudrā, literally means a “seal” in Sanskrit. A mudrā is a symbolic gesture in Hinduism, Taoism and Buddhism, and a spiritual and energetic seal in the spiritual practice of East Asian religions. Some mudrās involve the entire body,…

What Colour is Your Prayer Flag?

Bhutan, Buddhist, Myths & Legends, Prayer, Stories and Tales, Teacher Training, Yoga

Images of colorful prayer flags fluttering in the wind, a dance of shadow and light against the majestic Himalayas. These speak of freedom and wishes for goodness and peace on the planet In the high mountains, it is…

Lost in Tibetan Translation

Adventure Tours, Bhutan, Buddhist, Personal, Yoga, Yoga travel

Have you ever felt some things just don’t translate completely? I was recently having a conversation with my Tibetan friend Thinlay, who lives deep in the Himalayan range of Northern India. Thinlay and I met years ago at…

From Yoga Journal TOT – Himalaya Tour Blog #3

Adventure Tours, Buddhist, Myths & Legends, Yoga, Yoga travel

THE ELUSIVE MOUNTAIN from Yoga Journal Teachers on Tour published October 6, 2010 by Cora Wen The first few days of being back in the Hims, and I am once again sinking into the feeling of returning home.…

From Yoga Journal TOT – Himalaya Tour Blog #4

Adventure Tours, Buddhist, Myths & Legends, Yoga, Yoga travel

WAITING AND WANDERING THE BARDOS by Cora Wen from Yoga Journal Teachers on Tour published October 13, 2010 This morning we went to see Dul Drop Chen Rinpoche, the abbot of the local monastery. It is a highly…

From Yoga Journal TOT – Himalaya Tour Blog #5

Adventure Tours, Buddhist, Myths & Legends, Yoga, Yoga travel

GRATITUDE IS AN ATTITUDE from Yoga Journal Teachers on Tour published October 10, 2010 Our morning trip was to Enchey monastery, which is very special in this area and is considered home of the guardian spirit Kanchendzonga. Local…

From Yoga Journal TOT – Himalaya Tour Blog #6

Adventure Tours, Buddhist, Myths & Legends, Yoga, Yoga travel

RAINBOW OVER RUMTEK from Yoga Journal Teachers on Tour Blog published October 6, 2010 In this part of the world, all seems magical and sometimes it challenges your view and viewpoint. There is a statue of Guru Rinpoche,…