“Within yourself is a stillness, a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” – Herman Hess
I spent 7 years doing several long term meditation retreats at solitary cabins, in the forest, at retreat centers and monasteries in India, Nepal, Thailand, Myanmar, USA, Colombia and México, practicing Calm Abiding, Vipashyana, Dzogchen, Mahamudra, and cultivating Loving Kindness, Compassion and other qualities of the spiritual Path. I now retreat to my mind for several hours a day no matter where I live. I usually find peaceful settings in nature, but I feel as confortable living there as in a big city. I belive we must integrate spiritual practice with our lives instead of having a life sepatated form our practice, and that’s what I teach. My daily routine includes meditations, dharma study, Qi Gong or yoga practice, contemplative artwork, leading free meditations for my students and teaching dharma, at night I practice dream yoga. I live a minimalist life, without roots in one place, I make dharma practice the center of my life and work. I’m fortunate enough to receive a small passive income and donations from my supporters and counselling private sessions, to be able to live a modest life dedicated to study, practice and teaching.
Still, every year I’ve been going into retreat at a monastery or retreat center for some months to practice and teach.
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