Yoga Journal

The art of impermanence

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MIAMI BEACH IS NOT A PLACE you’d expect to stumble upon a gathering of Tibetan monks. But one New Year’s Day several years ago, during the final weeks of a dissolving four-year marriage, I did just that.

My wife and I had planned to fly to Miami from Manhattan—our fiveday trip to warmer climes intended as a last-gasp attempt at reconciliation. But, long story short, I ended up spending the holidays in South Beach alone. Boy, was it depressing.

On the day I found the monks, I had barely eaten. After trudging for hours along the deserted dunes, bundled

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