Mindtraining and Meditation Benefits

The mind has always fascinated me. When I was 18 years old I decided to enter a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. I wanted to find out more about the workings of my inner world. I could never have imagined the journey that I was about to embark on. Now, 18 years later, it’s time to share … Read more

Headflix and Deception

“Headflix” is what I call the incredibly addictive movie-making machine in our own head. Most of us are hopelessly subscribed, totally lost in the infinite amount of movies that play up there on a consistent basis. Here we will introduce you to a few tips that help to integrate meditation and entertainment, drama and wisdom. … Read more

Headflix and Netflix – Awareness of Fabrication

This article is definitely for those meditators who do enjoy watching movies sometimes. I certainly do! Now, does that make me an inferior and downright unspiritual worlding? Probably! Should we all stop to entertain ourselves and move into a cave? Only if you are a spiritual Superman with Rainbow Ninja Powers – then you may … Read more

Beyond Thinking – The Emptiness of Thoughts

What happens when you go beyond thinking? The space beyond discursive thought is essential to the practice of meditation. It’s the doorway to true insight. Without being able to go beyond thinking, the practitioner will stay stuck within confusion, agitation and many other basic obstacles. Therefore I will dedicate this article to the development of … Read more

Time Management for Meditators – Three Times

How is meditation related to time management? They actually have a lot to do with one another. In fact – time-management is arguably one of the more important points when it comes to the integration of Meditation practice into everyday life. So talking about practicing Meditation but neglecting the aspect of time-management leaves the practice … Read more

Present Moment Awareness & Planning

There you are, on retreat. The birds are singing, everything is quiet, there’s no need to worry about schedules, appointments or meetings. You can feel the wind on your skin and fully dive into the bliss of present moment awareness. Isn’t it wonderful?Yes it is… …BUT “how can I do this when I will be … Read more

Life can be a Kind Teacher

When life doesn’t go according to your plan (and it does happen to everyone) you will surely feel some form of stress. You have probably been looking forward to something or you had hopes and now it doesn’t work out. In other words: Life has other plans. But life can be a kind teacher as … Read more

Meditation and Yoga Retreats in Thailand

We recommend the following Meditation and Yoga Retreats in Thailand. The Retreats listed here are offering all kinds of experiences, from very strict to very relaxed, with or without Yoga, Qigong or Taiji. Are you looking for a relaxing health and wellness experience or rather for a hardcore temple retreat? Would you like to experience … Read more

Basic Meditation Practice for Beginners

I’ve spent many years on the spiritual path being quite overwhelmed concerning the huge offer of meditation techniques, books, teachers and systems. For a long time I did not know where to start and what to do. I have received many teachings and studied a lot but I never came across a basic meditation practice … Read more

Why Are You So Ugly

“Tell me one thing… why are you so ugly?” – This question hit me hard while I was standing there having an innocent cup of coffee in the dining hall of the monastery. One of the monks who was standing close to me started this very odd conversation with me. He looked at me with … Read more