I Have The Right – Declaration of Freedom from the Tao of Prepping

Every human is born a free individual, we’re just convinced from birth that we’re not. That we’re somehow less than someone else, or that we’re guilty of some ancient sin. Everyone has rights, they just don’t know it. And the way to exercise those rights – freedom of choice, freedom of expression, freedom to leaveContinue reading “I Have The Right – Declaration of Freedom from the Tao of Prepping”

Silent Hill Coronavirus Edition (short horror movie comedy spoof)

What if the famous horror movie and game Silent Hill was remade in 2020 / 2021? What horrors would the hero or heroine face in the surreal foggy world of the Silent Hill dimension? How would Pyramid Head react to the pandemic? Would Keiichiro Toyama relish the absurdity that the world has become? Would itContinue reading “Silent Hill Coronavirus Edition (short horror movie comedy spoof)”

The Mist – Coronavirus Edition

An accident at a top secret weapons facility brings chaos, death and destruction onto humanity? Stephen King must have had an amazing fantasy and imagination to think of that one, as it could never possibly happen in real life. Oh, wait…A short comedy sketch to show the similarities between science fiction and real life happeningsContinue reading “The Mist – Coronavirus Edition”

Death, Reincarnation and the Soul (and NDEs) – some thoughts

A Death Studies Faculty should be a major part of every university, but instead any scientific research into the single most important human question – what happens when we die – is ridiculed. This video is part 2 of my Life Before Birth series, and in it I question certain illogical societal traits regarding lifeContinue reading “Death, Reincarnation and the Soul (and NDEs) – some thoughts”

Life Before Birth – A Personal Memory (similar to NDE)

Two memories of what I remember/experienced before being born. Unlike Near Death Experience (NDE), these happened pre-birth, one memory being of the end of a previous life, and the second of what happens in between lives. In the video I also discuss OOBE (out of body experience), astral projection or the soul leaving the body,Continue reading “Life Before Birth – A Personal Memory (similar to NDE)”

Daily Cottage Life in Winter in the Carpathian Mountains

A cottage in one of the wildest and most beautiful areas of Europe during a long, freezing cold Winter. Life here is both a daily challenge and a great source of joy. I’m often asked why I live where I do, and in this short video I try to explain my reasoning. Traditional rural lifeContinue reading “Daily Cottage Life in Winter in the Carpathian Mountains”

Meditations in White – Om Mani Padme Hum in a blizzard

Chanting my favourite Buddhist mantra, Om Mani Padme Hum, along with Om (Aum), in the Gelug style during a snowstorm in the Carpathian Mountains. Ancient Sanskrit philosophy. Throat singing. Impure mind, speech and body become pureThe jewel of enlightenment, compassion and loveThe lotus of wisdomIndivisibility, unmoving, that which cannot be disturbed BTW – The titleContinue reading “Meditations in White – Om Mani Padme Hum in a blizzard”

Buddha on Land Rover

The reason I didn’t buy a Land Rover in the past is that I’m a firm believer in the Second of Buddhism’s Four Noble Truths. They’re called wisdom for a reason. Now, my Earth-bound materialistic self is paying the price…. I just had to make a meme in case I ever forget about it….  

The Essence of Zazen

This is the first time I’ve posted someone else’s picture on carpathianadventure.com but I felt it had to be done. This picture, created by Aik Art of DeviantArt, is one of the most powerful and self-encompassing images I’ve come across. It truly shows the essence of Zen. I find myself just staring at it forContinue reading “The Essence of Zazen”