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July 2019

Vietnam War

It would seem that this the year that i finally got around to facing my repressed memories around the vietnam war and how much it's influence my life. it's been on the back of my mind for sometime and one of the main reasons i sought out the depth hypnosis therapy was to see if i could access [...]

modern bike for old man

for a brief time during this past month, i was thinking about taking my motorcycle along on this epic road trip. as fun and cool as it would have been to zip in and out of traffic in big cities with dorje, i decided to opt for hybrid bike to be the secondary mode of transportation when i [...]

beyond fatherhood

with uma moving to Michigan soon, i've been thinking about my role as a father. for the last 9 years she has been the most constant love in my life and with this change, i am learning to let go of this primordial biological attachment. as much as i love this specific person, i know that it could [...]


Recently went to Austin again to visit my college roommate and family. It's probably the 4-5th time I've been to there and the city is growing on me. There is something sweet about being able to swim in fresh water river and being able to see the city line. I wish I wasn't injured, otherwise, I would have [...]

June 2019

Revisiting the past through the body

I've been seeing a depth hypnosis therapist for a few months now and i must say, it's one of the most powerful one on one healing practices that i have experienced. or maybe i shouldn't associate me crying as "powerful ", considering that i did cried in the last 2 sessions. still, what has got me excited about [...]

Beyond The Cushion Project

The last several years I have been working on 'side' project about documenting what Buddhism in the West looks like through the eyes of lay practitioners. Given the scope of the project and the hobby like nature of time being spent on it, progress was rather slow on it. On recently, the confluence of a number of signs [...]

the liminal gap year

I decided to call this upcoming year 'the liminal gap' as an honor to my therapist of the same name. I particularly like her explanation on the concept and i thought it was appropriate given that I am ending a chapter in my life. And so i am not quite starting on the next chapter but it is [...]


I wasn't my intention to chase beautiful vistas and intense adventures. Still the root of the chase is no different than the chase for money and security. Grateful as I am for living in abundance, the call of service beckons. ...

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Have been secretly hoping I would run into this kind of reveal. #squamish ...

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What I would be doing If I was a local versus a tourist. What glory that is the adventure capital of Canada. #trailrunning #squamish ...

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The first time in my life where I was given a blessed object and i fully realize the power of blessings. ...

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A woman trail runner in the wild wearing orange. #trailrunning ...

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Was introduced to gatha practice from venerable thich nhat hanh lineage. Dancing between the complexity of vajrayana and simplicity of zen. ...

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Even dilapidated campsites has it moments. Next stop mt Rainer. ...

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Van life means having hot soup within minutes to soothe the ego after a failed attempt to hike to dog mountain in supposed rain. ...

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May our purpose come more clear with the onset of darkness. ...

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