Peter Kowalke

Peter Kowalke

Relationship coach and international man of mystery

Peter Kowalke

Relationship coach and international man of mystery

Peter Kowalke

Peter Kowalke

Peter’s Annual Asia Trip 2014-15

Peter Kowalke in AsiaPeter spends some portion of every year living and working in Asia. This year Peter will be in Asia for six months starting Nov 25, 2014 and ending with his return to New York on June 1, 2015.

The “Asia New Year 2014” trip starts in Bangkok and ends in Istanbul, Turkey. Peter will spend the majority of his trip living and working at his home base in Bangkok. He also will spend significant time in Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, India and Turkey, with an additional country or two to be announced later. For exact dates, see Peter’s Schedule and Location page.

Peter will be working as normal both with his freelance writing and his relationship coaching work. He also will be active with the Ramakrishna Vedanta Association of Thailand where he is an assistant secretary, spend significant time both at Vedanta and Theravada Buddhist monasteries in the region, continue building his home base in Bangkok, add to his knowledge of the Asia Pacific region, and reconnect with friends and colleagues.

This will be Peter’s first time in Australia, Laos and Turkey. You can follow Peter’s adventure by signing up for his updates.

Air Asia

Temple Inauguration in Brisbane

By on March 27, 2015

I just arrived in Brisbane, Australia. This is my first time in Australia, and boy is it nothing like the Asia I know; I feel as if I’m back in the United States, only things cost more than in New York. Otherwise, it feels familiar and easy. Less exciting as a result of this familiarity, though; I already miss Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.

I’m here in Brisbane to participate in the inauguration of the new Vedanta center temple; there’s a weekend program, and the senior Australian monk from the Ramakrishna mission here is in town for the festivities.

Much of my overall travel is Vedanta-related, and all of my Australian visit. I’ll be here in Australia from March 27 until April 17, when I leave for the Vedanta center in Kuala Lumpur. My travels in Australia will include Sydney and Melbourne in addition to Brisbane.

You can see my complete travel schedule on my Location page, which always has my latest location information.

Before I left Bangkok recently, I had the opportunity to speak at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Association of Thailand about the relationship between Buddhist meditation and Vedanta meditation. While meditation is my weakest spiritual discipline, I shared my experiences at Buddhist monasteries in Thailand and Burma, relating it to my meditation training in Calcutta when I was initiated by the Mission.

My talk was posted on YouTube, so you can watch it here. It is about 25 minutes, and it includes some basic meditation instruction.

Terminal 21

Last Week in Bangkok (Basically)

By on March 14, 2015

I love Bangkok. It makes me wish I had a home here, not a homebase.

Panditarama Hse Main Gone Forest Meditation Center.

Next Stop, Australia

By on March 5, 2015

Leaving Bangkok and preparing for Australia.


With Love from Burma

By on February 14, 2015

Working in Burma is hard thanks to little internet access.

Peter Kowalke

Meditation and Research in Burma

By on February 7, 2015

The next flurry of activity starts next week when I head to Burma (Myanmar) for a few weeks.