Angkor Wat & Bayon: Re-Cycling Ancient History

If only such timelessness applied to emotions, which are as permanent or as fleeting, as certain or as unpredictable as the ever-changing luminescence of its owners. But that is what being human is – for nothing is permanent, except the present moment. And at that moment I was smiling and at peace. The first time…

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Chumpu Nye – Trailing the Footsteps of a Goddess

What was so special about it, one might ask. Well, you just had to be there. It was the sense of presence that did it for me, a feeling both of release and utter bliss at the same time. You may know from my earlier post Bringing Out The Buddhist In Me that our journey from…

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Leave Me To The Sharks Please

I wished there were signals underwater for me to tell you that I have encountered far more dangerous creatures on dry land, and they all bore sharper teeth, and had bloodier mouths and pricklier tongues, so this is considered mild. As a child, the word “shark” evoked only images of deadly sharp teeth and a…

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Bonding In Phi Phi

Grateful for the chance to revisit here. Some things never change. The boat, the people, the equipment perhaps, but the blazing sun, the salty smell of the sea, the welcomed cool sea breezes and the blueness of the warm waters remained untouched by time. The last time I was in Phuket was 25 years ago,…

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Bringing Out The Buddhist In Me

Bhutan is not called the “Land of the Thunder Dragon” for nothing. Corny as this may sound, simply being in Bhutan can invoke that fire for change in you – not for the pursuit of wealth or ego, but for personal transformation and mindful serenity, so that you may feel your own thunder from deep…

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