On May 21st 2009 I embarked on what was to be my longest continuous travel in India – 36 hours from door to door. The journey was from Chennai to Darjeeling. The most challenging part of this journey was the public bus ride from Kolkata to Darjeeling. I recently saw a sign in a store window in Manhattan that said “Smart has the plans. Stupid has the stories”. Well, here’s my story in a series of photos. A poor attempt to convey my 36-hour grueling journey.
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Famed for its tea, Darjeeling boasts spectacular views of the Himalayas and is one of India’s perfect getaways from the intense subcontinent. The New York Times photographic slide show of the tea industry in Darjeeling captures somewhat what it is like to be there. View photographs of Darje...Read More
I’m not sure how many Hindu priests out there like myself are interested in technology but I certainly love it. A few days before I left for the Virgin Islands last week I asked myself if it would be possible to document the meditation retreat I was conducting using just my iPhone 3GS. Now ...Read More
It’s my third visit to this beautiful island in 14 months and each visit I love the island even more. I thought I’d take this opportunity to share a few images I’ve captured over the last couple of days. These photos were all taken using the built-in camera on the iPhone. Cinnam...Read More
Our wonderful retreat came to a conclusion today and the concluding thought we left the group with is practice, practice, practice! Find ways to integrate the tools into everyday life. We can only make progress in meditation if we are working at developing the key qualities needed for meditation ...Read More
Meditation needs to be approached in a positive and systematic way. We should make an outline of our meditation before we even sit down to meditate. If we don’t do this we’ll be running around in mental and subconscious circles. So, what do we actually do when we sit down to meditate?...Read More
This morning we took a ferry to the neighbouring island of St. John about 20 mins away. We then hiked to Solomons Beach. White sand with coconut trees on the beach, turquoise waters and only a handful of people there it was the perfect beach. We enjoyed our time here before hiking further to Hone...Read More