Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Iceman Words of Wisdom

I still have fresh in my memory all those nice morning and evening talks with the Iceman, it was really a fantastic week with him in his country house in Poland. Now I would like to share some of his thoughts with you.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Meeting a real yogi, The Iceman

A couple of years ago I saw a video of Wim Hof, The Iceman, running a half marathon in Lapland, Finland at -26 degrees Celcius barefoot, just wearing shorts and a small cap. I saw also many other videos of his feats with extreme cold water. I was very impressed by his ability to use his mind to withstand such cold temperatures. Several months ago I decided to contact him, perhaps I would be able to learn something from him. I found his website and I wrote him an e-mail asking if he had any training program. Soon after he replied to me and told me that the 1st of May 2010 he will give a one week workshop in a farm in Poland. I immediately decided to join this workshop, although I didn't know anything about it, but in the e-mail he sounded like a really nice guy, so why not give it a try, right?

Monday, May 3, 2010

Learning the Heart Sutra at Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Kopan Monastery
If there was only one teaching that I had to choose from the Tibetan Buddhism tradition that would be the Heart Sutra. During my stay at Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal I asked to one of the Buddhist monks that I would like somebody to teach me how to recite the Heart Sutra like the monks do, although this was not part of the regular program. He put me in contact with one of the Tantra School Monks and soon I started to learn the Heart Sutra together with my roommate from Estonia.