TheLoneRider
a nomad in search of...
I'm in  Chiang Mai, Thailand, Khao Soi anyone? Email me. -- TheLoneRider


Movie Review: Ready or Not (2019) movies

Movie Review: Ready or Not (2019)

(Aug 22, 2019) This is an entertaining slasher film about a bride who was supposed to be a human sacrifice to comply with a pact with the devil to keeping the continued riches of a wealthy family. Her frantic and gory escape is the movie.....more »»

The 9 Jhanas of Buddha meditation

The 9 Jhanas of Buddha

(Aug 22, 2019) The story has it that in Buddha's quest for enlightenment, he reached up to the 9th Jhana but still came short of liberation. This word Jhana kept coming up in my readings. Curious, I devoted quality reading time to learn more about Jhana.....more »»

Full Moon Ceremony at Heart Space meditation

Full Moon Ceremony at Heart Space

(Aug 15, 2019) The theme for this monthly ritual is to let go of everything that held us back and open ourselves in surrender to the bigger forces at play. The rite was done through sharing, chanting, fire ceremony with every participant in a highly interactive and safe space with no judgement.....more »»

Yin Yoga - Water Element by Martina Barabas yoga

Yin Yoga - Water Element by Martina Barabas

(Aug 15, 2019) Martina's Yin Yoga sank us into the pose in complete surrender, allowing ligaments and connective tissues to get a full stretch to restore a fuller range of motion. It was a perfect harmony of asana and meditation.....more »»

Movie Review: The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) movies

Movie Review: The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019)

(Aug 14, 2019) This movie is about a race car driver and his life ordeals - racing, being a family man, losing his wife, fighting for his child's custody, cash problems, career setbacks, etc. What's surprising is that it's all narrated by his pet dog.....more »»

Hatha Mix Yoga with Christin yoga

Hatha Mix Yoga with Christin

(Aug 13, 2019) It was Christin's debut yoga class as a teacher, which was attended to by myself and Nadja. The threat of continuing rain detered others who would have joined. While she referred to her notes on a few occasions, her class was heartfelt and authentic. It was obvious she loved yoga and wanted to impart her practice and level-up her teaching...more »»

Boy Blues Bar Rocks Chiang Mai music

Boy Blues Bar Rocks Chiang Mai

(Aug 5, 2019) Frank, a street musician I met at yoga in the park suggested I check out a "Blues bar on the second floor of the Night Bazaar" on a Monday night for the open mic jam. That changed my life in Chiang Mai!....more »»

Back to my Beloved Chiang Mai traveling

Back to my Beloved Chiang Mai

(Aug 1, 2019) After a disruptive 5-day visa run to Hanoi, I'm glad to be back again at Nawa Saraan Hotel in my beloved Chiang Mai. As a seasoned traveler, I didn't think I'd feel this way about a place, but given a new lease on life I have here in Chiang Mai, it's one place I'd love to call home.....more »»

Hanoi, the Third Time Around traveling

Hanoi, the Third Time Around

(Jul 27 - Aug 1, 2019) With my 2nd 90-day stay in Chiang Mai coming to an end, it was time to pack-up again and get a new tourist Thai visa outside Thailand. Hanoi is the default place for this.....more »»

Kaleidoscope of Chiang Mai's Peoplescape people

Kaleidoscope of Chiang Mai's Peoplescape III

(July 27, 2019) As I continue my new lease on life here in beautiful Chiang Mai, I take ringside seat to a kaleidoscope of its wonderful denizens as we cross paths - some for the here-and-now, and hopefully, some for the long term.....more »»

Bruce Lipton: Epigentics to Transcend Genes people

Bruce Lipton: Epigentics to Transcend Genes

(June 24, 2019) Bruce Lipton is a stem cell biologist who discovered that we are not trapped within the limitation of our genes - contrary to conventional science. He proves through repeatable experiments that environment and our thinking can transcend our biology. This paradigm opens up the floodgates on how we can architecture not just our health, but reality itself.....more »»

Optimizing Life thru Heart Math quantummechanics

Optimizing Life thru Heart Math

(May 8, 15 and 22, 2019) I've always made decisions from an intellectual perspective, often times neglecting input from the heart. While I know I'm right, sometimes, it doesn't feel right. What am I missing? When Alan Strydom, coach trainer for Heart Math, invited me to try the Heart Math approach, I signed-up, curious to where it may take me......more »»

Connective Cacao and Sound Journey meditation

Connective Cacao and Sound Journey

(June 12, 2019) I first heard of a cacao ceremony in Ubud, Bali. I was curious but never had the chance. Here in Chiang Mai, Heart Space offers the ritual on a regular basis. Now, I finally get my chance to see what it's all about.....more »»

Blues Music Scene in Chiang Mai music

Blues Music Scene in Chiang Mai

(June 6, 2019) Chiang Mai is the 2nd largest city in Thailand so you would think there's more than a few guys playing Blues music. Maybe before. But now, only one guy is single-handedly taking care of the Blues scene here - Mai!....more »»

The Outsiders people

The Outsiders

(people you need to push out of your sacred circle)

(May 31, 2019) The world is full of magnificent lives that have enriched my life - fascinating people who make up my peoplescape as I cover ground in my travels. As a general rule, everyone is a friend I haven't met yet. But inevitably, I also come across those who need to be pushed out of my sacred space to keep my peace and bliss...more »»

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