“Not one of my brighter moments.” I kept saying to myself as I roamed the grounds of a Theravada Buddhist temple in downtown Jinghong city. My boiling frustration had turned into embarrassment as any attempt I made to converse with a temple goer or the numerous orange clad robed monks was met with rejection. The … Continue reading Reality check-ed in Yunnan
The 2006 O'Hare international airport UFO incident remains one of the greatest cases in Ufology of all American history. At approximately 4pm on November 7, authorities at the airport received a call that over 12 airport employees were witnessing a disc shaped metallic craft hovering over gate C-17. Many more pilots, some air traffic control … Continue reading The Mystery of the Chicago O’Hare UFO incident remains strong
Mythology is the most powerful concept of mankind; our species will flourish or crumble to dust depending on if we comprehend the portal between hell or paradise, for technology removes limits, and without our myths, there is nowhere to make a stand for what it means to be human, in the most important and last challenge our species will face.
When it comes to Southeast Asia, the countries that are thought of typically in the minds of travelers, are Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. There is no doubt that these countries are havens for backpackers, flashpackers and gap year kids looking for a little adventure and to chase the sun in a region that is considered … Continue reading Laos; A Spiritual Land and developing nation worth visiting for Explorers
Recently I had the chance to do an interview with Alex Tsakiris, host of Skeptiko. For those who are not familiar with 'Skeptiko,' http://skeptiko.com is a leading podcast and platform that discusses the science behind consciousness, paranormal and other metaphysical phenomena. Mr. Tsakiris has interviewed a wide variety of prestigious scientists, scholars, experiencers and thinkers. He … Continue reading Interview with Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko
Many of us like to think, or at least an increasing number of people in my generation, millennials, that the world's most prominent and mainstream scientists have the best knowledge and perspective on the reality of life, why we are here, whats our purpose and even, the origin of consciousness. Increasing numbers of individuals in … Continue reading Why modern mainstream science needs an overhaul
In fall 2017, I embarked on my first expedition in Yunnan Province China. I received a grant from the Explorers club to conduct an ethnographic study on Theravada Buddhism among the Dai people in Xishuangbanna prefecture. With help from a professor, I applied for the grant while I was in university and studying cultural anthropology. … Continue reading Exploring Theravada Buddhism in Xishuangbanna China