The Abuser in Chief

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There have been recent developments in the case of a well known Tibetan Buddhist teacher accused of abusing his students over a long period of time. Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse posted a substantial statement about this issue, going into detail about the … Continue reading

Sikkim

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Sikkim is my final stop in India, an outlier literally and figuratively. It’s out of the way, far Northeast, a tiny state squashed between Nepal, China and Bhutan. And because it is a border area and because India and China are … Continue reading

Essence Nature

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Most people would probably agree that the biggest human questions are why are we here and where do we come from. We generally do not believe anyone who claims to have received a phone call from God. And even if … Continue reading

We Will Dance With Mountains III

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After partaking of the first two in 2015 and 2016, I am about to enter the third iteration of a “writing” course with my Nigerian brother, Bayo Akomolafe.  He calls writing a “tool of emergence,” but for those of us fortunate … Continue reading

India: random shots

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Tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayan, Delhi Swaminaryam, Delhi. (100% marble) Unfortunately, Ashkhardam, right next door, was closed the day I was there. Ghurdwara Bangla Sahib: Sikh temple in Delhi Golden Temple, Amritsar The Guru Granth Sahib is being sung continuously … Continue reading

McLeod Ganj

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I went to the railway station in Amritsar for my 8:20 train a week ago and discovered all trains had been cancelled-not only for that day but for four days. I had no choice but to take a taxi east … Continue reading

Fatehpur Sikri

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Fatehpur Sikri– Fatepur Sikri is a palace-fortress and mosque complex about 40 km from Agra built by Akbar the Great, one of the Mughal Emperors of the mid-to-late 16th C. Fatehpur means “victory city.” It was completed in 1572 and … Continue reading