Blog Entries for the 'Traditions' Category

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Building a school roof in Belize (and having a blast!)

How can you put a new roof on a school, integrate technology with laptops and wireless, create a library and conduct a cultural exchange for very little money? Great partnerships and community involvement! Find out what students in NC and Belize did to make their world a better place.

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part II – What it's REALLY like at a Buddhist meditation retreat in Thailand

In Part I, the kids and I find out what it is REALLY like to go to an authentic meditation retreat in Thailand. In part II, find out if the kids make their escape. In the midst of Thai chanting, lack of food and 12 hours a day of tedious meditation practice, I make some discoveries.

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What it's REALLY like at a Buddhist meditation retreat in Thailand – part I

Fun in Thailand followed by a retreat where sleep deprivation, lack of food, and hours upon hours of chanting and meditation are the norm. Will the kids survive it, or will they make their escape?

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We Need To Get Out More…

US vs Everyone else… the essay How many of you have ever traveled abroad?  Chances are that if you are American you have never been anywhere but stateside, and most likely never will be.  As a matter of fact, only 15-25% (depending on who you ask) of Americans even own a passport!  Comparatively, 60-70% of […]

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Why go to a Buddhist meditation retreat in Thailand?

Teresa talks about what she’s learned and likes about Buddhism and why she and the kids decided to spend 4 days learning to meditate at the Wat Mahathat Temple in Bangkok. Next post – how long we survive the grueling schedule :-)

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Varanasi – a surreal experience – podcast and blog

podcast Varanasi – mystical city on the Ganges

Podcast and blog about one of the most mystical places on earth! Travel along with us as we explore Varanasi. Did you know that not everyone can be cremated there? Find out who can be, and what happens to the others.

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Indian Culture: 10 Things You Might Not Have Known

From the way people eat to how they drive, a few of the cultural differences between the US and India.

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A Day in the Life – video made by kids in the slums of Calcutta

The kids in our computer / video class made this incredible movie about their day to day lives and their dreams for the future.

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The All-In-One Room

Picture your house (or apartment, or trailer, or box- whatever you’re currently living in).  How big is it? It has few bedrooms, a kitchen, maybe a dining room if you’re lucky?  I’m assuming you have at least one bathroom… that’s pretty standard, although most people have more.  If, for some reason, you’re having a hard […]

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VICTORY WILL BE HAD MOQUITOES!!

The mosquitoes will learn, I will show them. I will win the war against mosquitoes across the globe, and I have discovered a way to make this goal possible. So watch out my blood sucking friends, you are about to be annihilated. 8D

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