From Shopping to Sickbay

9 a.m.  Slammed. This sore throat started creeping up on me last evening, just after getting an ayurvedic oil massage that left me diving for a shower to wash all the oil and powder off of my Delhi’d skin. I’d hoped that with extra doses of super-green powder, probiotics and Yin Chiao I’d be able…

It Begins

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…

Happy New Year!

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…

Ananda Ashram bliss realm: this weekend!

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…

Flip Flop lila

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.