I am finally writing about my time spent in Canada! Much has happened during my stay there that has made it beautiful - a lovely time that was full of growth, challenges, connections, creativity, and gentle moments of reflection that lasted a bit over three months. The stay began with Marie & Pierre-Yves in the countryside of the Laurentides; then at a youth hostel in Eastern Montréal; a detour to Chelsea, Québec for a few weeks to stay with Barbara & Jack; then finally spent the last couple of months of my stay with Pierre, Maxim, and Stephany back in Montréal, near the Riviére des Praries.
Two weeks into my time at the Route 66 Hostel in Albuquerque, NM, I had this random opportunity to go with three other pilgrims I met recently to meet Amma, a well known personality who is famous for her love, compassion and giving the world hugs whenever she can. I had a very memorable experience that resulted in the realization that I needed to let my current stuff settle in, and that she is not my Guru.
On September 28, 2013 at the recommendation of my friend, Telesia from Australia, I visited a Buddhist monument called Amitabha Stupa. A stupa represents the embodiment of Buddha, where the core of structure is solid cedar wood, and blessed many thousands of times over by monks. What I experienced was something that can only be described as "utterly joyous".
I had an incredible day two nights ago where I experienced much of what I have learned on my pilgrimage via feedback through the body as opposed to the mind. The kinds of things I learned were how we are all inter-connected; the idea of separateness versus togetherness; the quality and nature of the essence of life; the flow of intent, action, result, and how we all develop along the way; and the true scope of the idea of the framing of right and wrong / optimal and sub-optimal.
Hi! My name is Peter Trinh, and I started a spiritual journey in the latter half of September of 2013. I plan to travel across the United States of America, and beyond! I am chronicling this on this website, and I hope you enjoy it!
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