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Category - Myths & Legends

Eating Good Luck

Chinese, Healthy Living, Myths & Legends, Stories and Tales

The Chinese language makes it easy to play with words and symbols. Homonyms (words sharing same pronunciation with different meanings) are common in folklore and stories.  In celebrations of food around the New Year, many dishes and ingredients…

What is Year of the Rabbit?

Myths & Legends, Stories and Tales, Uncategorized

How Does the Lunar Calendar Work? According to Chinese astrology, 2011 is Year of the Rabbit, beginning on February 3, 2011 through January 22, 2012.  There are 12 animal signs in Chinese astrology and Rabbit is the fourth…

The 12 Chinese Animals

Chinese, Myths & Legends, Stories and Tales

Many people view Chinese astrology and the Chinese animal signs as something they see on placemats  in restaurants. There is much more to these concepts and ideas that date back more than 2,000 years. I have always been…

Donkey in the Well

inspiration, Myths & Legends, Stories and Tales, Teacher Training

Many of you may have heard this story, but I was thinking of it recently and wanted to share this time old tale as a reminder for us to “take a step up” Once upon a time, a…

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,…

From Yoga Journal TOT – Himalaya Tour Blog #7

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

INCONVENIENCE REGRETTED from Yoga Journal Teachers on Tour published October 29, 2010   As our group gets ready to depart to North Sikkim, I am left wondering if I should have asked everyone to bring winter clothes and…

from Yoga Journal TOT – Himalaya Tour Blog #8

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

PRESSING INTO PELLING _ HIMS THE VIEWS from Yoga Journal Teachers on Tour Unpublished November 2010 As the last stop in the Sikkim Himalayas, we journey to West Sikkim with some of the best views of the Kanchendzonga…