Visualizing Individual Marine Impact with the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

With 71% of the world’s surface covered by water, it can be hard to visualize the impact of our individual actions on the wildlife within. The cumulative scope can be understood in a small way, though, by one area of tremendous impact: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Located in the Northern Pacific Ocean, this massive […]

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Bodhi Surf yoga session

Namaste to Everyone!

I’ve never really been that into the concept of tattoos, but for the first time in my life, I am actually considering getting one. I want to tattoo the Sanskrit word Namaste. What does Namaste mean? Namaste is my favorite word: Namaha means “to bow” and te means “to you”. So it basically means “I […]

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Flowers in Costa Rica

Sister Parks Agreement & DIY Voluntourism

Earlier this year, we had a lovely young woman from New York, Elsa, stay with us en route to her final destination of Puerto Jimenez, a town south of here on the Osa Peninsula. Elsa worked in Costa Rica all summer, specifically in the Osa Area of Conservation helping on a number of projects — her […]

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Internship with Bodhi Surf School

Surf School Intern Experience: Taylor’s Reflection

Taylor, San Diego native and future lawyer, did an internship with us earlier this year, helping us develop the Ocean Guardian Program. Specifically, she helped us refine our Ocean Guardian Pledge, My Ocean Guardian Journey Contest, and use of the Blue Marbles. Here is her reflection after several months of travel and starting law school! There are […]

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Community yoga in Costa Rica

Yoga for the Community Program

Even before opening the doors to the Bodhi Shambala Yoga Center in July of 2013, Pilar Salazar knew that she wanted to offer an option to her fellow community members in Bahia Ballena who were interested in learning more about the practice yoga but who perhaps didn’t have the disposable income to do so or […]

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Bodhi Surf School Lodging

2014 My Ocean Guardian Journey Contest

The My Ocean Guardian Journey Contest is your chance to showcase what you are already doing for the ocean and environment, or share a new and original idea. Many good ideas, such as using reusable bottles and cups for beverages or bringing cloth bags to the grocery store are becoming very widespread, and this is […]

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