Tag Archives: Devon

A week of silence in Devon

Posted on June 15, 2014 by Toothpicker

Main: The 13th century Grade I listed West Ogwell Church; bottom right: Gaia house
Not long after I returned from Asia, I went to Devon for my first week-long silent meditation retreat at Gaia House, a well-known Buddhist meditation retreat centre which was a former convent. Although I have been meditating [...]

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Souvenir from Devon

Posted on December 31, 2013 by Toothpicker

Main: Devon coastline at Teignmouth; bottom left and right: the historical market town, Totnes
Many years ago when I still at University, I was invited to be the witness at two good friends' wedding ceremony in Exeter. I have since lost touch with the couple ( I don't even know if [...]

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A very special Christmas retreat

Posted on December 31, 2013 by Toothpicker

Recently a few people have asked me this question: "Why do you continue to go to these meditation retreats?" My answer is simple: I need to get away from the city, work, stress and reconnect with nature and myself. Retreats help me to detox my body and mind, when you are cut [...]

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