• Train Travel Through Time and the Search for Belonging
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    They left Belarus in 1923 and the good life that they had created. Times had changed and the place of their home was no longer one in which they could remain....
  • Vitebsk
    The Magic of Travel
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    All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. Martin Buber The Magic of travel is happening here for me in Belarus. I'm currently in Vitebsk, the childhood home of my...
  • Visions of Minsk
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    I couldn't quite find the heart of Minsk. Some places just feel heavier than others and Minsk seems to fall in to that heavy category for me. Life there feels burdensome...
  • Returning to Belarus - A Journey of Discovery
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    I'm on an airplane to Belarus and I find myself a bit teary. Not quite sure why, but it just feels like I'm feeling the sadness of my family for having...
  • Attending to Transitions - Saying Goodbye with Awareness and...
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    I just departed Nepal. I've been there enough times now (six) that it's becoming somewhat of a second home for me. My time of course is largely spent with Nepal Orphans...
  • Unlearning to Unlove, an Unorthodox Path to Love
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    Love is not a learning, but a growth. All that is needed on your part is not how to learn the ways of love, but how to unlearn the ways of...
  • The Inner Voyage of Discovery
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    I love long plane rides. Time so generously pauses while traveling by plane. Caught in that peaceful interlude somewhere between the inhale of home and the exhale of destination, you board...
  • Loving Support - The Elixir of Life
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    Lately, I've been recognizing how thoroughly invaluable we all are to each other along our journey of becoming the true beings that we were meant to be. We play critical roles...
  • Welcome to Our Shared Humanness
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    Difficulties occur in life. Challenges arise for all of us. The beauty of it all is that these struggles are something which, if attended to, can deeply connect us. Think for...
  • Eyes of Compassion
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    People who are special are very good at making other people feel special. It's a well-honed talent which has it's roots in humility and kindness. Joyce Hayes was a master at making others feel special....
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    The End of Goodness?
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    Like many of us, I emerged into this world with a strong moral code. You simply do the right thing. Period. The obligation of true adulthood is that you speak the...
  • Boy in Bhaktapur
    Escaping the Kinetic Bounds of our Birth
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    We are to a large extent what our parents make of us. While of course we are all magnificently unique beings, and have varying degrees of agency in terms of how...
  • Photography and Training the Soul to See Beauty
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    I've been enjoying photography for most of my life now. Some might even call me a “photographer” but to me, it's simply one of my many things I love. I'm hesitant...
  • Manifestation and Returning to Nepal
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    En route to Nepal again, this time with a plane change in Taipei and an overnight in Bangkok. I've travelled rather extensively, especially in recent years, and in the lead up...
  • Nepal Trek – Upper Mustang – Part V –...
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    We came back to Ghemi from Lo Manthang by Jeep in order to make it to the Yar Tung festival. Hiked an hour to get to a very high field tucked...
  • For All We Know...
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    After working with the after school programs this afternoon at the orphanage I went to the boys house to work with one of the boys on filming his part for the...
  • Nepal Trek - Upper Mustang - Part II
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    Day 2: Kagbeni - Chele Chele our hotel in Chele. My room was third from the right. See the wind flapping the prayer flags These treks are getting tougher. Longer day along the Kali...
  • Nepal Trek - Upper Mustang - Part I
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    Jomsom to Kagbeni I Love spaciousness. My soul loves being in the middle of vastness. Something in me very simply relaxes. This feels like the most amazing place in the world. It...
  • Update From Nepal
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    Just the other day I was telling a friend that I need to push past my comfort zone and head out on a trek. What I loved about that statement was...
  • ... And Then There's This Moment
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    All we really have is a long string of moments which, when concatenated together, extend into a lifetime. While we do our best to fill those moments with value, with meaning,...
  • Kathmandu Impressions
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    I wandered some of the streets, alleyways, and courtyards of Kathmandu yesterday, partly as a photographic excursion and also to get a first hand glimpse of the effects of the recent...
  • Travel, Presence and Cultivating Meaningful Work
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    It's kind of amazing how quickly I can kick into a different mode while traveling. Something happens to me once I finish everything I need to finish prior to a trip....
  • Establishing Habits for Positive Change
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    Over the past several months, I have been playing with making positive changes in my life. In the process, I've learned a lot about habits, both positive and negative, and how...
  • Nepal Earthquake and Kissing the Tea Cup Goodbye
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    I'm shaken from the recent earthquake in Nepal and I'm not even there right now. My stomach has beeb twisted and a low-level but pervasive anxiety seems to be coursing through...
  • Buddha's Truth
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    I just ran across this quote attributed to the Buddha and I appreciate it very much as another articulation of truth: what we should believe, and as importantly what and who...
  • Right "Lively" Hood
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    I just left Nepal after being there for the past 6 weeks and I am feeling full of life and vibrancy. I've been reading the “Thank You” and “Safe Journey” letters...
  • Inexplicable Sweetness
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    It's 3:30pm, and one by one the children from my Khan Academy math class start entering the room. It is difficult to express how sweet it feels when little Gita, or...