The Tibetan Buddhist tradition organizes laziness into three types. The first is procrastination, the second is the laziness that comes with being too busy, and the third is the laziness of low-self esteem, or lack of faith.
Each one of us has all that we need to live the life we dream of. If you’re reading this blog, that dream life likely includes the freedom to travel and surf the world, and the spaciousness to meditate daily.
So why aren’t you?… Read More Buddhist Antidotes to Laziness, so You Can Surf More and Work Less
While there’s a range of surf ability, even the world’s best pro surfers still want to get better. There’s no “can and cannot.” If you want to try surfing, if it seems fun and bliss-inducing and adventurous to you – do it! As a beginner, you can enjoy a surf and yoga retreat. … Read More Yes, You can Suck at Surfing and Still Enjoy a Retreat
Plastic is doing damage at sea, on land, in our bodies, and all around. We’re now learning only 9% of plastics produced globally end up getting recycled. And if you think you’re recycling yours, well, you probably aren’t. We must stop our use of plastics at the source and do all we can to stop buying the stuff. Here are our suggestions for home, travel and the beach.… Read More Plastic-Free Suggestions for Home & Travel
Sure, it’s weird learning how to surf as an adult, mostly thanks to a lifetime of developing mental hang-ups that a kid looking wide-eyed at the ocean just doesn’t have. My hope is that this little guide will give you an idea of what you can expect when learning how to surf so you’re one step closer to saying, yes! I can do this. … Read More What to Expect When Learning to Surf
Ready to learn something new? Get the most out of your earliest surf experiences with these five tips.… Read More Learning to Surf? Learn to Practice Surfing First.
I’m still practicing both surfing, and meditation. I’ve progressed from having no idea what I’m doing to having a little bit of an idea. And having just a bit of an idea is tough. What the mind logically knows, the body cannot yet perform.… Read More Surf Daily. Meditate Daily.
The joy of what Buddhists call “nature mind” is not exclusive to yoga and surfing. But what makes yoga and surfing both appealing, and what makes them complement each other so well, is that they are both conducive to the experience of nature mind.… Read More Unlocking Nature Mind through Surf and Yoga
The bottom line? Surfing is always fun. You’re surfing in Austin, Texas! You could surf up to 30 waves in an hour! You’re surfing!… Read More I Tried NLand Surf Park in Austin, Texas
Follow these 3 pointers and you’ll be set up for success on your first ever surf and yoga retreat!… Read More 3 Things You Need to Know Before Your First Surf Yoga Retreat
We hosted a trip to Todos Santos for 7 days of surf and yoga with a group of wonderful folks from Texas and Indiana in February of 2016. Thanks to Mario Surf School, all our beginner surfers stood up on their first day! As the days went on, and the swell subsided, our surfers graduated… Read More Todos Santos 2016