Meditação – primeiros passos

Relaxa. Respira fundo. Relaxa. 6 minutos marcados no despertador. Senta. Se ajeita. Respira. O caminhão passa lá fora. A porta bate. Tem uma sujeirinha ali. Respira. Foca no movimento do peito. Infla e desinfla. Preciso depilar. E aquela pessoa com quem nunca mais falei? O que eu fiz de errado? Respira mais fundo. Relaxa. Quero … Continue reading Meditação – primeiros passos

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Tales of Phayartaung – Phom Phomgyi

This is the third post about Phayartaung, in Myanmar, a place where smiles come easily and life has a especial taste, of old days, fresh air and love. The history of Phayartaung Monastery is the story of Phom Phomgyi, the head master of the monastery. And his life is a history of devotion to provide … Continue reading Tales of Phayartaung – Phom Phomgyi

Tales of Phayartaung – the monastery

Phayartaung is a hidden place where happiness is plenty and smiles come easily. This is one of those places that you would assume exists only in dreams, or in another dimension. A place where one can easily forget about the rest of the world and immerse in a flow of happiness and experience a low-pace … Continue reading Tales of Phayartaung – the monastery

Discovering Kuala Lumpur – Frim and Crown Shyness

Kuala Lumpur is known by its magnificent towers and the modern landscape, but it is surrounded by great parks where one can experience some taste of tropical forests. Today I visited one of these places, Frim - Forest Research Institute Malaysia. This is a research area, a man made forest, established in 1920. The complex … Continue reading Discovering Kuala Lumpur – Frim and Crown Shyness

Almsgiving – giver and receiver are one in this Buddhist ancient tradition

The sun is rising over Samkar lake. The temperature is a bit chilly on the top of the hill, where the monastery sits and some fog covers the mountains. It is possible to hear children playing, talking, and studying… They are out and about and have been awake since 4:30. Their day begins when is … Continue reading Almsgiving – giver and receiver are one in this Buddhist ancient tradition

Às vezes dá errado, pra dar certo… Um pouco de como eu vim parar aqui

Sabe aquela fase merda? Demitida de um emprego, cheia de contas pra pagar, tédio, uma dívida daquele famoso financiamento da Caixa… daquele jeito. Chorava dia sim e noite também, não sabia o que fazer da vida. Qual a solução? Viajar claro. Não, gente, eu não tinha dinheiro, queria fazer outro carnê, a louca! Primeira decisão, … Continue reading Às vezes dá errado, pra dar certo… Um pouco de como eu vim parar aqui

Finding Zen in Vietnam

When I decided to go to South East Asia, one thing that I wanted was to learn about Buddhism, however, some people advised me that I wouldn’t find places to join in Vietnam, my first stop. So, I visited pagodas all over the country but always just as a tourist. And it wasn’t until I … Continue reading Finding Zen in Vietnam