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Power Sequence

Here is a well rounded 30 minute core-strengthening practice to keep the flow of health and joy going.   You can hold each position for 5 breaths unless it is specified otherwise. If you have more/less than 30 minutes you can hold for shorter/longer....

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Yoga, Meditation & Giving Back in Cambodia

Cambodia still finds itself a hotspot for backpackers, and those seeking out a history-rich, temple-hopping, tranquil beach destination. Yet it can be difficult to go beyond the temple exteriors to witness a deeper glimpse into Buddhist spirituality and the beautiful Cambodian spirit.   A yoga...

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Green Mango Salad

Sweet mango, fragrant basil and zesty lime make up this delicious traditional Asian salad. A Vagabond Temple favorite, it’s both easy to make and packed with flavor; perfect for a light and healthy lunch. We like ours with a fiery kick but f you...

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How To Be Unhappy

Just imagine what an awful place the world would be if we were all happy the whole time. For a start it would be terrible for the economy: nobody would need to buy endless consumer products, distract themselves with TV and video games, or numb...

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Which Style Of Yoga Is Right For Me?

Yoga is a powerful spiritual system, developed over 2500 years ago to bring the mind and body into harmony and eradicate suffering. The poses we associate with modern Yoga were developed much later, as a means of preparing the body for deep meditation without...

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Ground Potato Soup

Potatoes spend their whole lives underground deciding how they will grow to be delicious. This dish represents their master plan, mixing a seamless blend of herbs and spices with tomatoes and onions along for the delicious ride. Floating in the background garlic comes in...

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Meditation: Why Bother?

Sitting for an extended period of time, doing nothing other than focusing your breath or another object, may seem like an unusual thing to do. Many of us have limited free time, so surely it would be better to use it for something more...

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Delicious Vegetable Soup Recipe

We call it vegetable soup, but we might as well call it the vegan all star dish. The cast of vegetables includes carrots for healthy skin, zucchini for your long-term health, phytonutrient rich egg plant, immune system boosting garlic, nutrient and mineral rich tomatoes, and...

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Pumpkin Soup

Some sages believe that the key to world peace lies somewhere within an irresistible pumpkin soup. Whether or not that is true, we will not hold back from this pumpkin soup recipe, which certainly is a key to culinary satisfaction. Pumpkins are a package...

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Delicious Dal Recipe

Dal is a delicious and comforting Indian dish that uses lentils as a base ingredient. Lentils are packed full of protein, making them a regular feature on any vegan grocery list. For our dal, we like to include carrots, onions, zucchini, eggplant and lots...

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Doing Time Doing Vipassana

This week at the Vagabond Temple, we screened an inspirational documentary about the introduction of a Vipassana Meditation program in one of India’s most notorious prisons. It was incredible to see the transformational effect that the meditation had on both the prisoners and guards....

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Bringing Awareness To Eating

The human body is an incredibly sophisticated organism, capable of performing numerous complex tasks simultaneously. However, certain functions can consume such a huge amount of energy that they cause others to slow down: especially digestion of food, and the experience of strong emotions. For...

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What Is Reiki?

Reiki is a energy healing  and spiritual system that was re-discovered by Dr. Mikao Usui. The origins for the re-emergence of Reiki lie in the curiosity of one man determined to understand how the ancient healers of the various religions could physically heal their...

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Yoga As A Way of Life

When we truly face the reality of our life, we realize that our life is not optimal – it is not even close to the best life we could have. Our potential is not being fulfilled. With more self-awareness in life, we come to...

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The True Yoga Asana

Yoga can create freedom of the body and mind. It is a spiritual path that helps us to find refuge, discover our true self and experience what life really means. The most well known aspect of yoga is asana which means posture, specifically a...

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