Twilight and the Artistic Divine – Isha Yoga Center, India

April 3-8, 2018 There are moments when you just know you’ve landed some place magical, and I am at precisely such a place. I arrive here having traveled through what my driver tells me is an unusually powerful thunderstorm, and I believe that natural intensity was a foreshadowing of things to come. The rain has … Continue reading Twilight and the Artistic Divine – Isha Yoga Center, India

Synchronicity: This Way

This is my third trip to India in as many years, and I can’t help but recall during the planning of my maiden voyage here when, on a whim, I opted to get the 10 year Indian visa as opposed to the 30-day or 6-month version that most visitors get. I had no idea what … Continue reading Synchronicity: This Way

The Gift of Goa -Ashwem Beach, India

February 17-20, 2017 I arrived at the glorious Ashwem beach in North Goa late at night, and the very first thing that struck my senses was the sky. Far away from city lights, millions of stars hover overhead, shining bright against the pitch black backdrop of sky, and Venus, glowing bigger and brighter than I've ever … Continue reading The Gift of Goa -Ashwem Beach, India

The Most Famous Ashram – Rishikesh, India

A trip to Rishikesh is not complete without a visit to the Ashram of Yogi Maharishi Mahesh, also known as the "Beatles Ashram." The old, long-abandoned ashram was made famous after the Beatles stayed there in the late 60's... a visit that ushered them into an era of prolific songwriting as a result of their … Continue reading The Most Famous Ashram – Rishikesh, India

Coming Home – Rishikesh, India

February 6-17, 2017 Rishikesh is one of the very few places in all my travels that I made a pointed decision to revisit. I fell in love with this small Himalayan town on the Ganges just over a year ago and I admit that as I planned this trip, I had a moment of wondering … Continue reading Coming Home – Rishikesh, India

Revisiting India, the Land of Beautiful Intensity

Just over a year ago, I spent a month by myself in India, traveling to different cities, meditating, and seeking as much cultural, historical and spiritual experience as possible. It was, without a doubt, one of the most difficult things I have ever done... being alone in a place of such diverse intensity. And yet, … Continue reading Revisiting India, the Land of Beautiful Intensity

Namaste, My Friend – Rishikesh Part 2 – India

October 26 & 27, 2015 Early morning, before all the street vendors have set up, I walk through the quiet village on my way to breakfast, pausing to sit on one of the stairwells leading down to the river, smelling the subtle incense that permeates the air. At this hour, the river is a surprising … Continue reading Namaste, My Friend – Rishikesh Part 2 – India