10:40 p.m. Finally got to bed at dawn, vainly trying to adjust my biorhythms to a suddenly polar cycle, so it was early afternoon before I really got myself down to banjara alley. I clambered up on the platform and sat amidst the piles of old textiles, diving on in. It’s increasingly clear that the […]
Early Monday I write this while nestling into my small room here at the Abracadabra guest house, tucked behind the Janpath Tibetan markets near Connaught Circus in downtown Delhi. It’s just past four twenty in the morning, and the jetlag has begun. The long flight direct from New York via a cramped middle seat on […]
Phew! Can hardly contain my joy that the craven Bushismo Era is coming to a close this month, and my hopes that George’s new show at the International Criminal Court in the Hague is a smash hit. I’m somewhat cynical but cautiously optimistic at the changes that President Obama will be able to lead and […]
The fall kirtan season continues to dazzle: this weekend, Sept. 26-28, I’ll be with Shyamdas at Ananda Ashram in Monroe NY, just over an hour northwest of NYC. This annual “bhakti immersion” weekend is always a real treat! So I encourage you to join us in the ecstatic realm of Ananda, one of the oldest […]
Still enjoying the afterglow of yesterday’s beautiful bandhara feast and gathering of many old Neem Karoli Baba devotees here in western Mass., and getting ready to head over to play bass with Krishna Das this evening at Montague’s Maezumi Institute.
I’ll be playing bass with inspired kirtan wala Krishna Das this Sunday Sept. 14th at the Maezumi Institute on Ripley Road in Montague MA. Start time is 7pm, and you can score tickets ($25 advance, $30 day of) and directions here: http://www.maezumi-institute.com/maezumi_institute/events/ Hope to see you there!
Phew, it’s been a while since I’ve been in blog mode. Took a while to acclimate to the US of A, but sure as green grass follows this summer’s New England rains, I got sucked right back in to the home flow. Been very deep in web lila–developing the almost-ready-for-prime-time new Dharma Boutique web shop […]
Sunday May 11, 2008 10 a.m. Omega Institute, Rhinebeck NY Enjoying the afterglow of last night’s wonderful chanting and music here at Omega’s first annual springtime Ecstatic Chant weekend in upstate New York. I’ve been playing Omega’s autumn Ecstatic Chant weekends for years now (except two years ago when I went out to Burning Man […]
Sigh. What can I say? Having had my killer American flip flops disappear mid-trip (while worshipping at a temple all day, of all places), I was trying my best to make do with the really low-qual sandals usually available in India–and precious few in my size, to boot.
A timeless afternoon at 35,000 feet altitude Somewhere between Amsterdam and New England Nine weeks later, home is on the way. It is light out, and I am sitting in the first row of this old 757 flying west across the Atlantic Ocean. I’m taking a break from a tear-jerking love and death movie, P.S. […]