Get People to Touch It! This Saturday July 29th

Descriptions of things can only go so far. I can describe the incredibly soft t-shirt I’m currently wearing – but if I’m doing that while standing right in front of you, what do you think you’re going to do? You’re going to reach out and touch it.

The adoption of the sand mandala in North America has not yet taken off as a viable alternative to the meditation practices we already know. And part of the reason is because of accessibility. Very few people have actually seen a sand mandala being worked on. Even less people have the tools necessary to complete one. I can describe the feeling you get when you’re working on one – the intense state of mindfulness you’re able to reach. But these are just descriptions. These descriptions are validated once you touch or experience the thing that is being described.

To go back to my first example – if I’m standing in front of you describing how soft my t-shirt is, you’re going to reach out, touch it, and determine just how soft it is for yourself. We want to do the same with the sand mandala. There have been many posts describing its benefits and how wonderful it is. Now, we want you to reach out and touch it. We want you to experience it for yourself. That is the reason why we’re taking part in this year’s Metaphysical Show of Montreal. They will provide us with a platform that we can use to share this wonderful meditation practice with the public. They will provide a platform where people can come and touch it. You can win a free Sand Mandala Set just by trying it live!


The event will take place in Montreal on the 29th of July. For more information, visit their website

We hope to see you there!!

First Sand Mandala trial with regular people in Montreal

KaizenTree, as a pioneer in popularizing the art of the sand mandala, will launch the first Sand Mandala trial with people from all walks of life. The call will be put out through newspaper and online ads. Those interested will get to experience and try their hands at actually doing a sand mandala for a period of time, the way Tibetan Monks do – in a simpler version. The participants will then be asked to share with us their thoughts while they were completing the mandala and their emotions.

For those who don’t know what a sand mandala is, you can refer to the video below:

In simple words, Mandala means “world in Harmony”. It consist in making art by pouring colored sand into a drawing, generally made of concentric geometric forms. It is believed that doing this kind of art would create healing and harmony at the personal level and positively affect the environment that surrounds the practitioner.

Actually, KaizenTree has created the first Sand Mandala kit ready to be done at home, you can find more at (Kaizentee Etsy store)

In preparation for the Annual Spiritual & Metaphysical Show of Montreal, Canada July 29, 2017, KaizenTree will be conducting this experiment.

If you want to participate or want your question to be included in the survey to the participants, please leave us a comment. All your comments will be answered.

Mindful Triathlon

One of the ways I keep my mind fresh, and myself humble, is reading. I like exercising my curiosity, so I read about everything; books, articles and any research on any subject that catches my attention.

Yesterday I bumped into an USA today article: “Since election, yoga rises off the mat to take on Donald Trump”. (To see the full article click here).

The article talks about how Yoga practice is on the rise after the US elections and how typical drops in New Year’s resolutions is minimal.

In that same article I found the genius idea of Sean Hoess and his Wanderlust organization. He calls it “Mindful Triathlon”. Wanderlust organizes festivals around the US that promote Yoga and meditation. These festivals also include  lectures, music, and excursions. As part of their activities, they also organize the Mindful Triathlon, consisting of a 5K run, a meditation session and a Yoga session.  Find more at

I thought this was such a great idea, given that it brings together mind, body, and soul. I found that even though many of us already do this practice in our weekly and daily routine – it must be even more enjoyable in a group setting.

So why not bringing together your friends even for a bachelorette or bachelor celebration and spend a day doing this mindful Triathlon together?

You could invent your own. In my case, I’ve done: 1 hour running, 1 Hour Mandala Meditation and 45-50 minutes of Yoga. Use this as a detox for your mind. Think of it as pushing a reset button when you feel overwhelmed, or super stressed. I guarantee it works and its effects will ripple throughout the week.

3 Key Features in a Lifelong Partner that Will Ensure Happiness

Sometimes I think we got it all wrong when looking for a partner. Our culture of impermanence make us think that it is OK to use and dispose of people – so we do it frequently. This feeds a vicious cycle of unhappiness and loneliness. Our approach, when we start our search, is based on the wrong values. We tend to focus on very volatile and easy to fake characteristics: looks, clothing style, financial independence, propensity for adventure, etc etc.

First of all, let’s take a look at the most commonly sought after characteristic and see how ridiculous it really is: Continue reading