Lessons From Breaking My Back and A Long Road to Recovery

In the fall of 2008 I moved to Münster Germany to live with my German girlfriend at the time. I had a three-month visa and my plan over those three months was just to spend time with her, visit my brother studying abroad in Sweden and a friend studying [...]

2019-09-14T18:49:04+00:00September 14th, 2019|Writings|

What I learned from my Vipassana Retreat

In the spring of 2018 I took a sabbatical from my Yoga and Pilates teaching schedule to travel to India and Japan for some spiritual endeavors. I was in search of Himalayan mountains, Buddhism, meditation and spirituality. Before departing I had reservations for a vipassanā meditation course, a Tibetan [...]

2019-08-14T09:14:05+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Writings|


A thesis submitted to the faculty of San Francisco State University In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree Master of Arts In Philosophy by Peter James Bartesch San Francisco, California August 2014 Copyright by Peter James Bartesch 2014 CERTIFICATION OF APPROVAL I certify that I have read [...]

2019-08-14T09:14:12+00:00February 24th, 2019|Writings|
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