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Where is the joy we used to feel?

Coming out of 2016 feels like coming out of a battlefield. I suspect the feeling is shared by many others: the feeling of a warrior happy to have come out alive, and looking forward to, hoping for (perhaps naively) a less cruel and violent 2017. But at this point the scars and bruises of battle are still feeling heavy, and one feels there is a need to hide and nurture body and soul before facing the new year. How does one find joy again in this context?

A 7-Month Sabbatical: Meditating and Trekking (5/5)

This is one of my all-time favourite travel blogs, about the time I was in a Buddhist retreat in Kathmandu and then went trekking in the Himalayas. “The lack of morning café latté and double chocolate chip muffins for breakfast notwithstanding, the retreat at Kopan proved to be one of those life experiences that affect you one way or another, consciously and sub-consciously.”