Costa Rica: Among Happiest Places

Costa Rica is getting something right. The Central American country of stunning beaches, rainforests, and biodiversity, is also known for its stable democracy and educated population. Its president, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, said at Davos 2019: “Seventy years ago, Costa Rica did … Read More

14 Things to Pack for a Yoga Retreat

1. Yoga Clothing This might seem like a no-brainer, but packing a few of your favorite tanks and pants is key. Just try to keep your hot-yoga essentials to the bare necessities and add a few layers.  Consider the length … Read More

Learning About Red-Eyed Tree Frogs

Type: Amphibian Family: Hylidae Range: The Red-Eyed Tree Frog is found from Southern Mexico to eastern Panama including Central America. They are found more on the Caribbean coast of Cost Rica and in small numbers in the lowlands on the pacific side. They … Read More

Costa Rica’s Indigenous Community

The Bribri are an indigenous people of Costa Rica. They live in the Talamanca Canton in Limon Province of Costa Rica. That is about 35 minutes away from teh Goddess Garden. They speak the Bribri language and Spanish. There are … Read More

Symbolism of the Tree of Life

A symbol of connection to all things. The tree has roots that reach deeply into the soil, acknowledging its connection to, and accepting nourishment from, Mother Earth. Leaves and branches extend into the sky, acknowledging Father Sun and accepting the … Read More

Deeper Symbolism of the Tree of Life

Trees of life have been depicted in art and mythology for centuries, serving as a powerful symbol of growth, renewal, and interconnectedness. From ancient cultures to modern times, the tree of life has held significant meaning across various societies and … Read More

The Meaning of Buddhism

The teaching founded by the Buddha is known, in English, as Buddhism. It may be asked, who is the Buddha? A Buddha is one who has attained Bodhi; and by Bodhi is meant wisdom, an ideal state of intellectual and … Read More

Save the Sea Turtles!

The endangered Leatherback Marine Turtle The leatherback sea turtle population is in high risk of extinction, and human activities are to blame. Things such as plastic waste, construction along the coastlines, fishing line, toxic chemicals (including petrol), and poaching and … Read More


Learn the origin of the great mother goddess, Pachamama, honored by the indigenous people of the Andes including Peru, Argentina and Bolivia.   Pachamama is a fertility goddess, originating from the ancient Inca, the indigenous people who inhabited the Andes … Read More

Costa Rica: Happiest Places on Earth

Happy Planet Index Costa Rica has ranked high on the Happy Planet Index for the past three years; coming in at first place in the Americas, and twelfth in the world. The HPI is based on the general principles that … Read More