Monthly Archives: November 2010

Charming Cows Park

After Saturday’s day of practice, some of us took a walk in one of Curitiba’s parks. I can’t spell its name properly, but was told it means “Charming Cows,” referring to the bovines that once grazed there. Families and couples … Continue reading

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Amigos do retiro

Nalandarama is the retreat center where we hold retreats. It’s a woodsy place that reminds me of Suan Mokkh, and even more of Dawn Kiam. Continue reading

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Retreat miscellany

If the spiritual vacuity of a hedonistic life is an important source of suffering, ‘feel good’ meditations, even if supposedly ‘loving-kindness,’ won’t help much, as they’re just more hedonism. <><><> When you hold the opinion “I can’t do it,” you … Continue reading

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