Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Don't Come to Burma for Surfing



"So what makes a sane person take four months out of their life to go and live with [Buddhist] monks in a country that most South Africans have never heard of? Well if you’re into surfing, it would be natural to go on an extended trip to Indonesia with your board in a bag. If you’re into skiing, the Swiss Alps might be your destination of choice. If Ayahuasca is your thang, you’re going to be buying a plane ticket to Peru soon enough. And if you’re into exploring what the Buddha taught, in a place where the teachings and practice are relatively uncorrupted and have intact lineages going back to the time of the old boy himself, Myanmar might be your choice of destination for a meditation retreat.” 

-- Fletcher Beacon, South African yogi