Ahh... and another night in a single room - in Burgos. Although this time it wasn't as relaxing as before. The walls were very thin and you could hear every sound your next- door neighbour made - and some of the sounds (if not all) you really did not want to hear... Anyway, a single... Continue Reading →
What are the advantages of the Camino Frances over other Caminos? And why can it be beneficial to walk the Camino solo? Is it good to prepare for the Camino? These are some of the questions I explored a little in this blog post.
We live in a time where globalisation, automatisation, acceleration dictate the markets, where people are under enormous pressure to perform, where human relationships are often rather superficial and fleeting, where there are happiness pills to make people more efficient and at the same time make them feel happy, regardless of whether body, spirit and soul... Continue Reading →
We all know these days people like it easy and quick, especially when it comes to information. Sometimes easy and quick might be great, but sometimes it might also be beneficial to dig a bit deeper - to understand the underlying dynamics, to look at the bigger picture. But obviously in a time when we... Continue Reading →
One of the most fascinating things about living in a Tibetan monastery for one month certainly is to witness and attend different religious rituals and festivities. Now let me take you on a little magical journey... 1. Arrival of Lama Zopa Rinpoche The arrival of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, one of the founders of Kopan Monastery,... Continue Reading →
1,5 years have passed since I did the one month November course at Kopan monastery. For a little while I was wondering whether I would and/or even should finish this blog post - but going through my photos, my notes and even more important my memories I decided it would be a shame not to work through everything I... Continue Reading →