Aprendendo a lidar com a mente inquieta

Aprendendo a lidar com a mente inquieta

Relaxa. Respira fundo. Relaxa. 6 minutos marcados no despertador. Senta. Se ajeita. Respira. O caminhão passa lá fora. A porta bate. Por que aquela garota passa tanto tempo no espelho? Respira. Foca no movimento do peito. Infla e desinfla. Preciso depilar. E aquela amiga com quem nunca mais falei? O que eu fiz de errado? [...]

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Tales of Phayartaung – Phom Phomgyi

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 [...]

The children of Phayartaung

The children of Phayartaung

This is the second post about Phayartaung, in Myanmar, a place where smiles come easily and life has a especial taste, of old days and slow motion.   The children are the main purpose of Phayartaung Monastery. It was because of them, to provide education for them, that Phom PhomGyi came to this place and [...]

Tales of Phayartaung – the monastery

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 [...]

Você mudou e não pára de reclamar da cidade, o que fazer?

Você mudou e não pára de reclamar da cidade, o que fazer?

Isso acontece com frequência, você muda por trabalho, estudo, amor, seja o que for, mas... a cidade não corresponde às suas expectativas, ou simplesmente muitas pequenas coisas te irritam, e você sente que ali não é o seu lugar! Bom, isso já aconteceu comigo inúmeras vezes, e aconteceu agora com Kuala Lumpur, onde estou há quase [...]

Discovering Kuala Lumpur – Frim and Crown Shyness

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 [...]

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

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 [...]