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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 this form of healing has been the somatic feedback. If there was one thing I’ve learn in the last few years with a variety of healing modalities is to listen to my body and the energy of nature. […]


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 has propel me to expand and commit to the project on a whole new level. During my liminal gap year, I am hoping to spend at least 40-60% of my time on the road working on […]


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 the year of coming into being. This will be the second time I have left my rather comfortable lifestyle and questionable habits of a life style ‘entrepreneur’. I am reminded of that Mark Twain (i think) quote about […]


Death Valley Spring Break

i know i’ve been to death valley along time ago but to be honest, this time around, I got to appreciate it on a whole new level. Of course, my feelings around death valley on this trip reminded me of my internal journey in death valley a few years ago in my vision quest. By the end of the trip, the energy of the desert had grown on my considerably. there is something magical about the vast expanse and stillness of the desert. there were times when i am reminded of being at burning man when you […]


thoughts from the mountain

enjoying a weekend at sierra hot springs by myself and taking the the chance to get more clarity on things. granted, even these solo therapeutic solo adventures are filled with things to do. it’s quite easy for us humans to fill out days with busyness and i think back about my time in the desert on the vision quest. it was definitely one of the few times in my life where i had to face the darkness and pain of my soul and wasn’t constantly distracted by activities. to be honest, i didn’t even do a very […]

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