Blog Posts - Spiritual Retreats



Quick Guide to the Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Phuket Vegetarian Festival | Documentary Video . . The annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival occurs on the ninth month of the Chinese lunar calendar (often, around October)  and spans nine days, where participants – usually of Chinese ances...
by GRRRL TRAVELER on Oct 15, 2016

Monk Adventures II: Abducted by a monk in Thailand

I have a fascination with Buddhist monks. India and Southeast Asia are rife with them. Maybe it's the shaved heads, robes, spiritual aspiration and ascetic lifestyle. Whether they're wearing a Tibetan crimson or Theravada orange and brown, wheneve...
by GRRRL TRAVELER on Feb 4, 2013

All about Yoga Holiday Destinations in India

Life today is filled with the perennial pandemonium of a concrete jungle combined with mundane struggles. All this leads to stress and anxiety that permeates deep within us. Each year, hordes of people travel in search of inner peace to … Conti...
by India Travel Blog on Oct 21, 2012

Should you be a monk in Laos?

"The monk life is very hard. I spent 6 years as a monk and I am thankful to grow up in the monastery, but I couldn't wait to leave!" cajoled my 24-year-old Laotian tour agent. - You didn't enjoy it or have fun? I asked. " It's not that it was b...
by GRRRL TRAVELER on Oct 9, 2012

Should you be a monk in Laos?

"The monk life is very hard. I spent 6 years as a monk and I am thankful to grow up in the monastery, but I couldn't wait to leave!" cajoled my 24-year-old Laotian tour agent. - You didn't enjoy it or have fun? I asked. " It's not that it was b...
by GRRRL TRAVELER on Oct 9, 2012

Study Abroad: How to Choose a School in India for your Yoga Teacher’s Certification. (Part II)

Yoga can impact people's' lives in a powerful way: awakening meaningful connections with our bodies, uplifting spirits, increasing flexibility, strength and health, releasing stress, offering insights and a new outlook on life... As a result, it's o...
by GRRRL TRAVELER on Sep 4, 2012

Study Abroad: What is it like to study Yoga in India? (Part 1)

Almost a year ago, I'd traveled to India. It was my second visit, but my first time exploring it through yoga. At the time, I wrote some light posts from a travel perspective, giving readers a brief peek into what it was like staying at a yoga ashra...
by GRRRL TRAVELER on Aug 27, 2012

Why Thai Buddhist temples never bore me

How many times can I look at Buddhas and temples? Ordinarily, my tolerance isn't high for seeing the same things over and over. Variation is key.
by GRRRL TRAVELER on Jan 25, 2012


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