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….

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Matthieu Ricard’s  Blog on:  Why should I meditate?

You can also enjoy Matthieu Ricard’s beautiful photography:

Matthieu Ricard is the founder of:

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Official website:

Glen Svensson  who often teaches at Tushita Meditation Center  in Dharamsala:
Audio teachings and articles:


Thich Nhat Hanh:  Inside the Now- Meditations on Time

Cosmos one Flower

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.

see more on:

Thich Nhat Hanh
Vietnamese Zen Monk and founder of:
Click Here for more on His Life, Books and Quotes
beautifully compiled by:  Lions’s Roar.

Plum Village Centers in the US:
Pine Bush, New York:
San Diego, California:

Thai Plum Village:

Back to my Island:
Click below for this beautiful Plum Village Song:


Godwin Samararatne
Godwin Samararatne-
  founder of Nilambe Meditation Center in the hills above Kandy, Sri Lanka.
His life and teachings including audios:
More on Nilambe:


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:

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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.

Bell of Peace
from Bali to the World by Gede Prama:

Heaven in Heart



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