Category retreat

Hermit in winter Kyoto

Everybody loves Kyoto, but most tourists give it a miss during winter. But I would never forget the pure magic of its moody, dark weather, crystal clear, fresh air and occasional wet and sticky snowfall. There was this amazing and essential bareness in everything, like the world was stripped clean of anything non-essential and there […]

Settling into Emptiness

Many people had transcended and mystical experiences of boundless Love, Presence and what is expressed in Buddhism as Emptiness – eternal unlimited space permeated with peace and sense of well-being. It is commonly accepted that this mystical experience is temporal and will fade into a memory as all other experiences. And yet, what is shown […]