drepung monastery

Deprung is old. Very old. 500 years old! Located at the foot of Mount Gephel, Drepung one of the "great three" Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet. It was also home to the Dalai Lamas until Portola Palace was built by the Great Fifth Dalai Lama. It was known for the high standards of its academic study, and... Continue Reading →

This image is disturbing for anyone who knows even a little about the Chinese heavy handed approach to Tibet. Even if one doesn't know much about it, everyone at least is aware that the Dalai Lama has lived in exile for almost 60 years (he fled in 1959). This image was taken in 2006 when the... Continue Reading →

yoga helps deal with stress

Everyone suffers from mild anxiety from time to time, but chronic anxiety takes a tremendous toll on the body, draining energy resources and keeping the body in a constant state of stress. The effects of anxiety are magnified when the body is not exercised: tension in the muscles builds, breathing remains constricted most of the time,... Continue Reading →

create a yoga retreat at home

In today’s hectic world we could all use a few days dedicated to self-care. While yoga retreats are exciting and designed for self-care, they are also expensive. Every yoga retreat advertises an experience that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Why not feel this same sense of relaxation from the comforts of your home... Continue Reading →

As part of UNLV's Fitness4Finals Week I got to help some overtired and stressed out students cope with their final exams pressure. An hour of Yin to soothe tight shoulders and calm monkey minds with some mindfulness and conscious breathing. Nice!

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