Monday, September 23, 2013

How to transform our minds to deal with challenging situations

Have you ever experienced a difficult situation in your life that triggered some negative emotions like anger, jealousy, depression, fear and so on? If you haven't then congratulations, you are already enlightened and have nothing to worry about. The rest of us, unfortunately, still need to learn how to transform our minds to deal with challenging situations that trigger these disturbing emotions in us.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Buddhist Philosophy to Learn How to overcome disturbing emotions

Stupa at Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu

I recently completed two courses in Buddhist Philosophy to learn how to overcome disturbing emotions: the five days "Overcoming Disturbing Emotions" course and the 10 days "Mind Training - Cutting the Root of Disturbing Emotions" course. After three months teaching yoga in Boudhanath, from April till June 2013, it was time to change the routine and taking these courses at beautiful Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu was a good way to end my last month in Nepal.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

What it's like Living in a Buddhist Monastery in Nepal (Kopan)

My Experience Living in a Buddhist Monastery

How you ever dreamed of living in a Buddhist monastery to enjoy some peace and harmony surrounded by Buddhist monks and to have the opportunity to enrich your life with the Buddhist teachings? Well, I had the same dream and it became reality when I visited Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal.