Travel lessons: low expectations, the unexpected, the flow

On my SE Asian adventure, I traveled from place to place alone. But for the India and Nepal portion, I traveled with a group. Why the difference, and the contrast between the two experiences, I will discuss in another blog. The group leader on the India/Nepal trip would remind us every morning, and sometimes more […]

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Buddhism IS a religion – or not

In Mandalay, a 33 old young lady, who converted from Islam to Buddhism 10 years earlier, made an insightful comment “My Buddhism is like the Buddhism of Americans, I learned it from a book, not from my parents.” The point she was making is when you learn religion from your parents, it is entangled with […]

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