On the Cushion: 10 Days in Silence

Gosh. It's been five days now since I completed my first 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course and I'm still struggling to put the experience into words. As with all intense experiences, the rush of it fades quickly with time, so I fear that the longer I wait, the less able I'll be to really capture … Continue reading On the Cushion: 10 Days in Silence

Going with the flow: reflections on the journey so far

There's certainly a lot to learn. Each place, each day, there is a new challenge, and slowly I am learning some lessons. lesson one: it's not always because you're white. Oftentimes, the locals have to argue for their price, too. The vendors hassle the other passengers in the car, and the kids beg to everyone … Continue reading Going with the flow: reflections on the journey so far