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15. The Road to Lhasa
The Road to Lhasa was a long one; a further two days of our driver manically speeding along perilous cliff roads, overtaking on blind corners and playing Chinese electro music on full pelt. By this point he had gained a total disregard for his passengers and Charlie and I had learned to simply live [...]
The dangers of 4G
I saw a sign this morning. The title was ‘OM4G’. It was advertising the new 4G Network, which promises to be the ‘fastest’ network ever. The sign made me think. Aside from the obvious: that mankind is becoming so addicted to instant gratification that we have all but lost the ability to be still, patient [...]
Where to go to meditate
Over the past few years I have meditated in quite a few different places, sometimes travelling many weeks to get there. Below I have listed the places that my friends and I have found to have the most still, stunning and energetically held spaces. I hope that you might have the good fortune of being [...]
14. Mt Kaliash to Shigatse
Mt Kaliash to Shigatse For the final leg of our journey we headed from Mt Kailash and made our way onto Lhasa, stopping of along the way at various towns and settlements, including Shigatse. The road that took us there was brand new, having been completed only a few months before. All conditioned things are [...]
13. Mt Kailash and the Kora.
Mt Kailash and the Kora. Crossing to Tibet was an extremely surreal experience, and was about as far from what I expected as possible. The border crossing provides a stark contrast to the peaceful people of the Limi Valley. Chinese soldiers stand guard at the border, turning away anyone without a special Tibet pass. The [...]
12. The Limi Valley.
11. Lawudo Gompa.
Lawudo Gompa. My aspiration to spend time in solitude, as a hermit, had not left me. Before leaving Bali I had managed to locate a small and incredibly isolated meditation cave with a small Gompa in the Himalayas, about a five-day climb from Everest base camp. To get there you can either fly into the [...]
10. Preparing for Mt Kailash.
9. The Business.
8. Beacon Bank.
7. Leaving LA
Leaving LA Upon moving into our apartment in August 2009 my girlfriend made friends with one of our neighbours. She was a Puerto Rican girl, twenty-three years of age, who was dating an up and coming director. She had a five-year-old daughter from a previous relationship who lived with her. My girlfriend and her became [...]
6. Back to normality.
Back to normality. Leaving retreat and settling back into the swing of things was very destabilising. I had very little time in England and was on a plane back to Los Angeles almost straight away. Burgs had invited me to join a five-month meditation retreat that he was holding, but I had shied away from [...]
5. My First Retreat
My first retreat. Just before I went on retreat I went to visit a famous Psychologist. My other brother, who had been suffering from severe depression for a decade, wanted to introduce me to the man who had been helping him, so that I had an alternative to the Meditation route. I was very open [...]
4. Introduction to Damma.
Introduction to Damma. In Christmas of 2008 I received a lot of gifts. My father and mother teamed up to buy me a beautiful bespoke Savile Row suit. I received Turnbull and Asser shirts, theatre tickets, jumpers, DVDs and all other manner of expensive presents. As is customary, I also received less expensive or [...]
3. The Crash.
Hello and thank you for finding Peace by Peace. This blog is my way of sharing my adventures and my journey from Hollywood actor to Buddhist meditator and yogi. The world is in need of nothing. It is unfolding perfectly: a perfect reaction to its conditioning. But people yearn for peace. All sentiment beings yearn [...]