Truth and Harmony: Aligning in India

There is a reason why, on the spiritual path, we are eventually drawn to certain places, certain people, or certain things. There is a reason we begin to associate with things that elevate us, whether we are conscious of it or not, and why we instinctually begin to move away from or let go of … Continue reading Truth and Harmony: Aligning in India

Lhasa – One Day, Three Monasteries

Jokhang Monastery I am in Lhasa as the Tibetan starting point for my journey to the sacred lands of Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar, a rich experience which I will chronicle in an upcoming post. Meanwhile, our arrival here from Kathmandu, Nepal, brought with it a significant jump in altitude. Lhasa, the birthplace and former … Continue reading Lhasa – One Day, Three Monasteries

The Temples – Kathmandu, Nepal 2019

Swayambhunath Stupa Located high atop a hill overlooking the vast expanse of Kathmandu, is Swayambhunath. Although I visited this place years ago, Swayambhunath Stupa, aka The Monkey Temple, is so visually engaging that it warranted another visit. I'm not sure if it's just that tourism here is up (although it's technically off-season) or if it's … Continue reading The Temples – Kathmandu, Nepal 2019

Kolorful Kathmandu – Nepal, 2019

Turns out, second time's a charm! Ah, Kathmandu. You are much like I left you a decade or so ago... dusty and crowded, but with pockets of undeniable charm. Yet there is one thing that has changed, and it is my perspective. Like many who come to Kathmandu, I was here for just a couple … Continue reading Kolorful Kathmandu – Nepal, 2019

Higher Pursuits – Rishikesh, India 2018

Ah, the life of a Sadhu. Sadhu’s are Indian yogis, mostly men, who have relinquished mainstream life in pursuit of spiritual gains. Here in Rishikesh, these men are easily identified by their monochromatic, (usually) orange-flavored robes, long beards and matted hair peeking out from some sort of head-dress, and by their side, an Indian style … Continue reading Higher Pursuits – Rishikesh, India 2018

Animal Harmony – Rishikesh, India 2018

  This trip to Rishikesh seemed to have brought me a lot of animal time and for obvious reasons, this first picture might be my favorite river-side photo. This kitty-cutie sat by my side for a long time before we both decided to get up, stretch and move on. Less photographically notable but more personally … Continue reading Animal Harmony – Rishikesh, India 2018

Rishikesh – Near and Dear

Six weeks in India, and hardly a word written! In so many ways, this trip to India was vastly different than my last two. The primary purpose of this trip was four very intense weeks of yoga teacher training which left me energetically depleted, and although I found myself highly inspired in countless ways, I … Continue reading Rishikesh – Near and Dear