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Vipassana Meditation

By S.N Goenka “Humans are the only beings that can meditate. A dog cannot meditate. A cow cannotmeditate. A bee cannot meditate. Only humans can meditate. Do not miss your chance!” Goenka Vipassana, which means ‘to see things as they really are’, is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation. It was rediscovered by …

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Buddhism: An introduction

SIDDHARTHA GAUTAMA: THE BUDDHA The founder of Buddhism, Siddhartha Gautama, lived from 566 to 480 B.C. Son of an Indian king, Gautama led an extravagant life through early adulthood, immersed in the privileges of his social caste. But when he got bored of the indulgences of royal life, he wandered into the world in search …

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History of Thai Massage

THE ART OF TRADITIONAL THAI YOGA MASSAGE by Asokananda Traditional Thai Yoga Massage can look back at a long history of therapeutic healing. If one traces the evolution of the techniques of healing-massage practiced in Thailand, one discovers the astonishing fact that the earliest roots of Thai massage lie not in Thailand but in India. …

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Gratitude

Our most precious blessing is to be part of this expanding worldwide community of Thai Massage practitioners: the Sangha. And it all begins, somehow, back in the 80’s with a German buddhist monk, Asokananda. He started it all. His vision was to bring together Yoga, Vipassana Meditation and Thai Massage. And he called it Thai …

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