Meditation

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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 and meditation retreat is a great opportunity (and inspiration!) to break away […]

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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 prefer less heat, reduce the amount of chilies. For extra crunch […]

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Trust Yourself

Do you think about the life you live? What is your purpose? Do we even have a purpose? If so how are you meant to find out what yours is? If not then what are we even doing here? What does it all mean? These are not easy questions, so it is no surprise that […]

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Should We Try and Stop Our Thoughts and Desires?

One common misconception people have regarding Buddhism, and meditation in general, is that we are supposed to stop thinking all together. It is not surprising that many of us reach this conclusion: we learn that our thinking patterns bring us suffering: that “I will be happy when I have X”, reinforces the idea we are […]

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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 themselves with alcohol and medication to escape the crushing monotony of […]

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4 Elements of Effective Meditation

The benefits of meditation are widely reported, but with so many different types to choose from, and so much different information about, it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start. Also common misconceptions about meditation may prevent us from taking up any practice at all. In reality there is no need for confusion, […]

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