Category Archives: Spirituality

Go. Love.

I spent most of last week at an old Jesuit silent retreat center in Chiang Mai called Seven Fountains. I stayed in a delightfully simple room in the building pictured here behind the trees: I decided not to bring my … Continue reading

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A time to leave.

After wrapping up some things at work tomorrow, I’ll be checking into a silent retreat center out here for the rest of the week. I had planned to use this time to go to Koh Tao, one of the islands … Continue reading

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There is a natural rhythm to life abroad. Sometimes happy, sometimes not. Sometimes ambitious and eager to embrace the next challenge, sometimes less so. Sometimes there’s nowhere else I’d rather be, sometimes most other places would be nice. Yesterday’s accomplishments … Continue reading

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Home and Pilgrimage

“We grow and become both by letting go and holding on, leaving and staying, journeying and abiding—whether we are speaking geographically, socially, intellectually, emotionally, or spiritually. A good life and the cultivation of wisdom require a balance of home and … Continue reading

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Interfaith Dialogue: Spiritual Practices

This past week we had a special event here at Payap University. The Institute of Religion, Culture, and Peace hosted an interfaith dialogue between the Reverend Marjorie Thompson, author of Soul Feast and former student of Henri Nouwen and the Venerable Dhammananda … Continue reading

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