Leaving Vrindavan

Vrindavan, India 9:25 a.m. Now this is an unusual and wonderful farewell from Maha Vraja: a major thunder and lightning storm sweeping over Vrindavan right now as I write on our last morning. Not sure I’ve ever really seen anything like this here in the Jan-April months—a refreshing change of pace from the dust and swelter…

Chant-a-Palooza! Getting Ecstatic at Omega

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…

Istalif: Into the foothills of the Hindu Kush

Turquoise Mountain Foundation Compound Kabul Afghanistan 11:06 p.m. Well, today was a fantastic trip out of Kabul, at last. We piled ten of us from Turquoise Mountain Foundation into a mini-van and rollicked across the fertile Shomali plains north of Kabul for the roughly hour and a half drive up to the town of Istalif, in…