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 [...]

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

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

Estou morando em Kuala Lumpur há cerca de 3 meses e, desde que cheguei, não fui muito com a cara da cidade. Cidade grande, com todos os problemas de qualquer cidade grande. Não gostei, por vários motivos. Então, resolvi me lançar um desafio, escrever sobre o que eu gosto em Kuala Lumpur. E depois de [...]

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 [...]

Singapore – love at first sight

Singapore – love at first sight

I've never really wanted to visit Singapore, as big cities are not really my thing. But, recently I had to go there to solve some Visa issue and I have to admit that the city was a pleasant surprise. It is green🌳🌿🍃🍀 Every time I've pictured Singapore in my mind, it would come the images [...]

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

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, [...]

Finding Zen in Vietnam

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 [...]