Category Archives: India

Holding On

For the many years I have been practicing yoga, “letting go” has been a major theme for me. I have carried a deep conviction that yoga is a process of subtraction, not addition. To finally rest in the essence of … Continue reading

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Return Musings

I am back from India now, and I feel like I should write about my trip; trouble is, I can’t even find words to tell myself about it.  This was my sixth trip to India, and although my idealism regarding … Continue reading

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Hawkers

The town of Khajuraho is home to an exquisitely  built temple complex known for its erotic engravings lining the interior and exterior temple walls.  A tribute to human skill and endeavor, these temples represent the range of human capacity.  The … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans

If there is one thing India teaches a person, it is how little control one has over life.  In India, the gods laugh at people who make plans.  And I have to admit, I’m one of those people.  I have … Continue reading

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A Rifle, A Smile, and some Words

There I was through unexpected circumstances sitting in a small airport in India facing a security policeman.  He had a rifle strapped across his chest and a contented, welcoming smile. In broken English (much more advanced than my three words … Continue reading

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Sacred Grove

It is the day before the auspicious dip into the Ganges River.  Allahabad is electric with excitement.  More people than the human mind can comprehend are gathered to participate.  It is a cacophony of sound; loud speakers everywhere amplifying chants … Continue reading

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Off to India

In less than a week I will begin my two month stay in India.  I will be one of 100 million people who gather for the largest religious festival known, the Kumbha Mela.   What is it that draws that many … Continue reading

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