I can already hear everyone's responses to the title as I'm writing this:
"Oh my god, did he just say I should study Buddhism and give up my beliefs in God? That's BS. I'll never visit this site again!"
Okay, maybe that is slightly exaggerated, but anybody that sticks around long enough to read this will realize that is not what I'm trying to say at all. I just want to explain to you how my knowledge of Zen* increased my productivity, my freedom, my self-confidence, my happiness, and overall wellbeing.
I believe that everybody can benefit by knowing (at least a little) about Zen, regardless of one's religious faith (I'm not a Buddhist, and I don't necessarily think you should become one either).
This is not an informational guide about Zen Buddhism, rather an explanation of how I implemented some zen practices and principles and improved my life.
Now I have a photo gallery available to registered users.
It is on the left side, under the login box. If you don't see it, it means that you aren't logged in and/or don't have an account. You'll need to register/login to see pictures of the Philippines and various other places I have been.
I'll be adding more pictures as I take them, so expect frequent updates
And for those of you who don't know, I've integrated the login with gmail, so you can login with your gmail username and password. Just make sure to include @gmail.com in your username.
While I was in the Angkor Wat temple complex in Siem Reap, Cambodia, while going between temples we saw some monkeys on the side of the road. Our tuk-tuk driver stopped to let us take pictures, but we ended up getting a lot more than that. Watch the video to find out.
This is the process that it took to go from Koh Chang, Thailand to Siem Reap, Cambodia overland in one day. It was a really long day, but you'll be able to get a great view of the Thai countryside, but by the time I got to Cambodia, it was already too dark to see much there.
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