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 still dark, with prays and meditation. By the time they come out from the pagoda, the sun is giving its first signals. Continue reading “Almsgiving – giver and receiver are one in this Buddhist ancient tradition”

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Encounter in Otres 2

Encounter in Otres 2

Every day I wake up early for a run on the beach, when it is empty and the sand is firm. Yesterday it wasn’t different. And, it was in the end of Otres 2 that I met him, alone, lost in his thoughts. He was confused and had let the currents carry him. He was going in the wrong direction but couldn’t realise that, the forces that pushed him to the danger were stronger than him.

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Encontro em Otres 2

Encontro em Otres 2

Todos os dias saio cedinho pra uma corridinha na praia, quando está vazio e a areia tá firme. Ontem não foi diferente. E foi no fim de Otres 2 que o encontrei, sozinho, perdido, sem rumo. Percebi que ele se distraiu e se deixou levar pela maré, e agora já não conseguia ver que estava indo para o lado errado, as forças que impulsionavam para o perigo eram mais fortes que ele.

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Hello from Vietnam!

Hello from Vietnam!

 

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Buddhist temple in Hanoi

I am in Vietnam. I have arrived three weeks ago to live and work as volunteer in Hanoi. And to live in a place is really different from being a tourist. So I want to give some of my impressions about this country and city. They might be superficial and not reflect the whole country or people, but they are based on my experience here, at this moment. Continue reading “Hello from Vietnam!”