Be a monk for a month?

 

In July 2015, my friend from Kenya decided to try somethings very extraordinary – he became a buddhist monk for 42 days. He went through ordination process and took part in the international monk hood program which gave him an opportunity to try something very new and to look inside himself. I interviewed him about his experience, and below you can read his answers. Continue reading “Be a monk for a month?”

Doing magic? Yes, you can!

When we think of magic, we imagine witches, Harry Potter, magic wands, flying on broomsticks and preparing potions. Is magic really only potions and broomsticks, or are they just symbols? Learning about your inner magician can help you look at magic differently and start doing the tricks.  Continue reading “Doing magic? Yes, you can!”

Float to relax

As soon as I found about floatation tanks (aka sensory deprivation tanks), I had been wanting to try the experience, and now, having floated three times already, I am excited to share.

Floatation tanks are filled with very very salty water (similar to the Dead Sea water), and one can simply lay down and float. The temperature of the water is similar to the body Continue reading “Float to relax”

What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

Imagine this – you are not afraid of failure, judgement, lack of money, possibility of failure – so many opportunities open up for you, and you can do just whatever it is you have always wanted to do. Continue reading “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”

Little bites of joy

When we open our eyes and stop living on autopilot, we are able to find joy in every little moment in no effort.

What are little bites of joy? The moments when you feel alive the most and when you are grateful and aware of all the joy you can get from it. In every moment, here and now, there is great potential for joy, go for it! Continue reading “Little bites of joy”

Packing hacks

What we need and what we do not need on our journeys

 

Have you ever been on a trip with a huge backpack, and realised that you never used it? Have you ever regretted having to roll a big luggage along the street while looking for your hotel? Good new is that you can set yourself free from heavy luggage with mindfulness and consideration, and I will show you how to do it. Continue reading “Packing hacks”

Inle lake boat trip

Every child born in a family living on Inle Lake first learns to walk and then how to ride a boat. Every temple on the lake has it’s own boat parking spots, and every family has a boat. People live on the lake, travel to visit others and to go shopping by boats, fish in the lake and even grow their tomatoes in the middle of the lake water!

Lake Inle is 116 km116 and it is the second largest lake in Myanmar. It is in danger because of population increase, tourism and agriculture development. Welcome for a boat trip on the lake! Continue reading “Inle lake boat trip”