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Living Alone

27 December 2014 There are some days when it hits me, hard: No matter the quality of our work, or the lovers or children or partnerships we may enjoy; no matter the sense of connection and communion we can sometimes access in our best moments, there is an aspect in me which is utterly, ruthlessly,…

Christmas 2014

Feeling lots this Christmas day since my mother’s death. I am missing my Mama. I haven’t been real big on Christmas for a long time, and I’ve never done the tree thing on my own. But this season, after my sis and I found some of Mom’s family tree ornaments while in storage unit cleaning…

On The Road Again…

Well, here in New England fall’s traditional blazing colors are quickly becoming a fading memory, as the open leafless forests reveal themselves once again and lie in wait for winter’s coming blanket of snow to cover the queendom. Woodpiles still need to be covered, and garlic is yet to be planted, but beyond that, all…

The Moti Dungri Ganesh Temple in Jaipur

Jaipur Had a lovely first-time visit to a gorgeous big old Ganesh temple here in Jaipur, on behalf of an acquaintance in California who asked me to propitiate on her behalf; here’s (a modified version of) what I wrote to her describing the moment. Ji, First of all, thank you for reaching out and asking…

On the train from Govardhan to Jaipur

My first Indian train lila in quite some today. Amazingly, Govardhan has a daily train to Jaipur, which so far is a bit slow but fairly uneventful, in contrast to my recollections of previous train experiences here. The rest of the satsang gang is joining me by car later for an evening at Jaipur’s Diggi…

Praying for help

Jatipura Most of the group—Anja, Ishwari, Majer, Vraja Gopi and her sister, Laney/Leela, Premdas, Govind and Mohan—went on full parikrama around Govardhan Hill today; I was feeling more contemplative and solitudinous so I stayed behind to chill a bit with Vallabhdas and my own self. In recent days I’d been communicating a bit with a…

Explorations in Tantra and Bhakti

Jatipura Took a chill day at home with Vallabhdas and Premdas, while Vraja Gopi took the visitors around on Vrindavan yatra. I had a chance to do a brief interview with Premdas ji, Dr. David Haberman, asking him about his sense of the differences and overlap between the whole “tantra” and “bhakti” philosophies here—definitely added…