Learning to Let Go – From the Road with the Society in Costa Rica


One of the main themes that we practice at True Nature Education is the function and meaning of mindfulness. We have found by subtly utilizing mindfulness in our programs our participants are able to have a more memorable, rewarding, and profound experience while traveling with us. Why is this? Because when we are mindful we

Happy New Year! One Cycle Ends and Another Begins…


We want to start by wishing everyone a wonderful Happy New Year from all of us at True Nature Education. New Years always brings the end of one cycle and the beginning of another. We just completed our best year yet at TNE and look forward to an incredible 2013! Just in time to wrap

Day 5 and 6: True Service and Adventure


Day 5 We awoke at Finca Luna Nueva Lodge, a biodynamic farm and ecolodge – quite a different environment than the coastal zone where we had spent our previous days. This is clearly the rainforest. 🙂 After our first morning yoga session of the trip and a great breakfast we were ready to head to

Shabbat Shalom from Costa Rica


Click on the image to see a video message from Rabbi Meiri…    

Day 3 & 4: The Tikkun Olam Retreat Journey Continues…


Day 3: Toucan Olam We began our day of Toucan Olam (yes we have renamed it Toucan Olam 🙂 driving through the palm plantations to the Blue Banyan Inn, and the Kids Saving the Rainforest Animal Sanctuary, the site of our day of service. We were met by Tiki, the blue macaw, the first official

Day 2: Inspiration in the Wild on the CR Tikkun Olam Service & Adventure Trip


Today began with a shot in the arm of enthusiasm and inspiration when after breakfast we were introduced to Jennifer, president of Kids Saving the Rainforest, who told us the story of how she encouraged her 9 year old (now 23) to start a non-profit to plant trees, which has now grown into a full

Day 1: Costa Rica Tikkun Olam and Adventure Program


Bienvenidos (“Welcome”) to the 2012-13 True Nature Season and our first program of the year, The Costa Rica Tikkun Olam (“Service”) and Adventure Program! Today was Day 1 of our journey through Costa Rica with our group of 12 from Asheville, New York, and California. The theme of the day was “Going with the Flow.”

Real-Time Costa Rica Updates for our First Retreat of the Season


It’s hard to believe that the holiday season has surrounded us already and 2012 is coming to a close, which means that our 2012-2013 Retreat Season is just about to begin! To kick things off we will be Costa Rica Service (“Tikkun Olam”) Adventure Program beginning this Sunday, December 23, and continuing through New Years

On Thanksgiving and the True Nature Education Mission


A note from TNE owner and founder, Joshua Canter, on how the true essence of Thanksgiving lies at the heart of the TNE mission and vision.

Travel Tip Thursday: Mindful Awareness in New Surroundings


When giving orientations and presentations to first-timers, we always emphasize this as the number one key aspect to being safe in Costa Rica. There is so much life in the beautiful land of Pura Vida, Pura Life. With this, there are also many creatures (just to name a few….sloths, monkeys, lizards, alligators) and places to visit where you