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  • Beating the drum slowly slowly

    Everyone has a drum or two that they like to beat.  Some idea that they come back to regularly in their thoughts and conversation.  Something that that colors their world in a certain way.  I think one of my drums began to be constructed sometime …

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  • Throwing Stones

    I hope you enjoy this really great piece of writing by Riley Koren, CSTM grad and participant in our recently concluded month long Thailand Adventure. “When you throw a stone into water, it hurries the quickest way down to the bottom of the water. So …

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    Inversions; Standing Thai Massage on It’s Head

    I was working with my friend and teacher Chance the other day.  We talked about inversions.  Inversions Thai style.  First, let’s define.  An inversion is when the heart is higher than the head.  Simple as that.  Let’s think of all the poses that we do …

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    Rant

    I am titling this blog post “rant” because that how I discovered it on my computer. I only use this computer in Thailand. It’s a little thing and I just don’t have much use for it stateside. So when I opened this strange document called …

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  • Self Massage Discovery!

    Even though I practice Thai massage, unless I am in Thailand, I don’t get even weekly massages.  (Of course, when I’m in Thailand I get one nearly every day!).  So, when I am too busy or too broke to afford a massage, I have discovered …

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  • Peripheral Vision

    A couple of weekends ago I was teaching an introduction to Thai massage class in Woodridge Illinois.  There were around 25 students in the class all in little groups and as I was walking around after lunch I decided to really listen.  Not to words …

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  • Conversation

    How often are our conversations just dueling monologues?  On the other hand, how often do we leave a conversation and feel like we were blessed with new or deeper understanding?  How often do we leave a conversation and express something within us that we never …

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  • Haiku’s!

    In weekend (month) 5 of our six month program, we do a 40 minute silent meditation using the tools that we have practiced the previous four months such as compassion/lovingkindness meditation, 5 reflections, 5 hindrances, and basic awareness/concentration meditation. Afterwards we had students write haiku’s …

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  • Hello world!

    Hello everyone, We have decided to move from ‘blogspot’ to ‘wordpress’.  This new blog gives us more flexibility and a greater ability to reach out to more people.  We hope you like it!!!

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