I think the western world has a weird fascination with monks. From afar they seem to be these superior beings full of knowledge and wisdom. You half expect them to sound like Yoda when they talk. So when a monk talks to you about taking a dump in the toilet it takes you a little […]
Silent Meditation Retreats: What’s the Hardest Part?
Immediately after leaving my silent meditation retreat, I was bombarded with one simple question. “How was it?” Three teeny tiny words, yet it was an impossible question to answer. Honestly it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done mentally, but saying that sounds like such an exaggeration. The ironic thing is that being silent wasn’t […]
Finding My Truth at a Meditation Retreat in Thailand
Originally, I had planned to write a guide of what a silent retreat is like based on the day-to-day activities, but I don’t think a guide could ever prepare someone for what a meditation retreat in Thailand is really like. Almost everyone I spoke to before leaving wanted me to update them on how it […]
10 Day Vipassana in Thailand: Day to Day Schedule
I don’t exactly remember when I decided I wanted to attend a 10-day vipassana in Thailand. I think I read about one online and found the idea challenging and exciting all at once. The idea stuck, and soon it made it onto my bucket list. I decided on Wat Suan Mokkh in southern Thailand, which […]