people and cultures – inspiring journeys
sharing meaningful discoveries in Asia
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with one step… Lao Tzu
Below are links to inspiring sites including talks and videos from different traditions.
Many paths can lead to the same destination….
Matthieu Ricard’s Blog on: Why should I meditate?
You can also enjoy Matthieu Ricard’s beautiful photography:
Matthieu Ricard is the founder of: www.Karuna-Shechen.org
His Holiness the Dalai Lama Official website:
Thich Nhat Hanh: Inside the Now- Meditations on Time
The entire cosmos can sing to us with the voice of a Wild Flower – Thich Nhat Hanh from his beautiful new book: Inside the Now-Meditations on Time.
Beginning with an autobiographical reflection in which we hear the voice of the young monk, poet, and community-builder struggling in war-torn Vietnam to develop a Buddhism relevant to the suffering of his time.
In part two, we hear the clear, direct voice of the Zen Master challenging us to open our hearts, seize the moment, and touch the now.
Thai Plum Village: www.thaiplumvillage.org
Godwin Samararatne- founder of Nilambe Meditation Center in the hills above Kandy, Sri Lanka.
His life and teachings including audios: http://www.godwin-home-page.net/
More on Nilambe: www.nilambe.net
Bhante Sujatha- The Loving Kindness Monk.
Learn more about his story and his projects in Sri Lanka:
For those in Chicago area of the US, learn about the temple Bhante founded:
Peace beyond Suffering – check out this beautiful website with talks by Ajahn Achalo, an Australian monk who studied with Ajahn Chah in the forest tradition of Thailand.