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Bodhi is both a Pali and a Sanskrit word meaning awakened, formed from the root word budh (to awake, become aware, notice, know or understand). Buddha having attained enlightenment, while sitting under the Bodhi … Continue reading

Featured · 3 Comments

Put Me In Your Suitcase…

Let me help you pack ‘Cause you’re never coming backNo, you’re never coming backCook me in your breakfastAnd put me on your plate‘Cause you know I taste greatYeah, you know … Continue reading

09/04/2014 · 5 Comments

Hanging at ‘always a+’ Cafe

I love finding new cafes to hang out at, and since I’ve moved to my new hood, the Cultural Centre area in Kaohsiung, I’ve been lucky enough to come across … Continue reading

29/03/2014 · 1 Comment

A Month Without Facebook

Well 7 days so far, and counting. Inspired by Leo Babauta of Zen Habit’s “A Year of Living Without” blogs I decided to take on the challenge. He is one of … Continue reading

25/03/2014 · 9 Comments

Food. Shelter. Love.

What else do you need? I really enjoyed this recent Ted Talk by Mathias Lefebvre (aka Piano Man). His message is simple yet profound. And although it sounds idealistic and completely impossible … Continue reading

23/03/2014 · 3 Comments

The Power of ‘Shreem’

I’ve started doing my daily mantra meditation again and it feels good. Having experimented with  different mantras over the years, I seem to be pulled back to the one that … Continue reading

12/03/2014 · Leave a comment

Taste Totally

I’ve been thinking a lot about balance lately… mostly how I can get more of it in my life. The thing is, it seems balance can’t be forced. After all, … Continue reading

06/03/2014 · 2 Comments

Banana Coconut Millet Porridge

Today is the first day since I’ve been living in Kaohsiung that I’ve started to feel the Winter chills. My morning smoothie just wouldn’t cut it this morning. Time for some wholesome, … Continue reading

28/11/2013 · 1 Comment

Easy Guide to Oil Pulling

I thought I’d share a quick and easy guide to Oil Pulling as I find there is so much information out there, that it can be a little overwhelming. My previous … Continue reading

21/10/2013 · 7 Comments

Oh-So-Yummy Dragon Fruit

One of the things I love about living in Asia is the variety of different fruit and vegetables available.  A quick pop down to the market and you never know … Continue reading

18/10/2013 · 3 Comments

(Ha) + (Tha)

People often confuse yoga for some sort of religion. They couldn’t be more wrong. It is in fact, as Yogi Bikram Choudhury states, “the science of living life correctly so … Continue reading

13/10/2013 · 6 Comments

What Ananda Taught Us

A great Buddhist story from a book I’m reading (Awakening The Buddha Within) beautifully describes the balance between effort and effortlessness. It goes like this: “By the time Buddha became … Continue reading

24/09/2013 · 2 Comments

Lonely Isn’t a Dirty Word

It’s simply a momentary state of being. It’s not the unspeakable demon that we sometimes prescribe it to be. It doesn’t need to be suffocated or suppressed. Perhaps it just … Continue reading

21/09/2013 · 5 Comments

Hello Taiwan, Nice To Meet You

I have finally arrived in Taiwan and set up home in the island’s second largest city, Kaohsiung. I chose Kaohsiung for a number of reasons. 1. The weather. To put … Continue reading

11/09/2013 · 4 Comments

Do Something Good

“We are visitors on this planet. We are here for ninety, or a hundred years at the very most. During that period we must try to do something good, something … Continue reading

14/08/2013 · 1 Comment

Deepak’s 21-Day Meditation Challenge

Deepak is doing it again…. this time he invites us to journey into our hearts with his free, three week guided meditation series focusing on Miraculous Relationships. “Fall in love … Continue reading

13/08/2013 · Leave a comment

Connecting With Your Dharma

“Connect with your talents and begin a project that employs your natural gifts and really inspires you to serve. Don’t think about what is possible, think about what will really … Continue reading

30/07/2013 · Leave a comment

I See You

“You know… they say an elephant never forgets.  What they don’t tell you is, you never forget an elephant.” – Bill Murray , ‘Larger Than Life’ I got to play with … Continue reading

25/07/2013 · 4 Comments

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I'm Sam, a yogi and adventurer. I love nature, art, hiking, books, travel, meditation, natural healing, tarot and tea (lots of tea). Welcome!

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