The Meaning of Pura Vida: Setting Intentions for the Universe through Service


About 4 years… About 1460 days… About 35,040 hours… About an amazing person… I still can remember the exact moment (which was four years ago) when we had the pleasure to welcome a group from the True Nature Education Costa Rica Center in our village. They painted two houses for many happy faces in our community. People always say

Another Wonderful Week in Costa Rica…


Another wonderful week and another wonderful group comes to a close in Costa Rica. Here is our video blog from the week. (Click on the Image to Watch the Video) Wishing everyone a restful final weekend of 2013!

Letting Go to Your Own True Nature…


Last night we took part in our TNE “Letting go exercise”. The focus of the exercise is to let go of something and welcome some new energy into our lives. For many in the group, it was the first time taking part in an exercise like this. To let go is the most superior way

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.”