Satipatthana (Mindfulness) Retreat in Vimaladhatu August 6th 2017 In late July I went on a two-week Satipatthana retreat with my friend Christiane. The retreat was intended to explore the Satipatthana Sutta, a text describing the foundations of mindfulness. I guess most of my readers have heard of mindfulness before: it refers to non-judgementally drawing one’s attention to the experience as it arises and being present in the moment. We can be mindful in whate ... read more
Europe » Germany » North Rhine-Westphalia » Sundern As Europe's largest economy and most populous nation, Germany remains a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20t... ... read more
I started this blog in late 2007, before heading off to Australia for a hang gliding adventure. After my first solo flight in a hang glider all I wanted to do was fly as much as possible. I gave up my job as a human resources consultant and headed to Australia to live my dream of hang gliding. When I returned after four months, I wanted to build my life around the sport I loved so much, and I did. I was also determined to make it into the national hang gliding team and started flying competitions with only one year of flying experience.
My dream was shattered in earl... full info