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Inward eyes

A few days days ago I had a conversation with a Huichol beaded mask. I stood before it, transfixed. I listened and watched mostly – with an utterance occasionally falling from my lips. I began to notice that when I had thoughts about the mask – like what the face meant – the look on […]

My last days in India

I am in Tiruvannamalai, south India and the mercury is rising – along with my discomfort. I have not been feeling well and every time I eat I feel sick. I am burning up with the heat. Yet even in the midst of this swirl of dizziness and weakness, I am aware of the grace […]


Tiruvannamalai, located in Tamil Nadu, southern India is where Ramana Maharshi lived his life as an enlightened sage. Here at the foot of mount Arunachala lies his ashram – Ramanaashram. Although “Sri Bhavagan” left his body over 60 years ago, his presence is alive in this truly vibrant ashram, where many devotees live and work, […]

The Sacred Ganges River

The River Ganges gushes out of the Himalayas, the highest mountain range on earth. In Rishikesh she is a wide, cool, rapidly flowing and ever gurgling presence. Along her banks are ghats – or steps – leading down to the edge. Every evening at sunset, fire pujas with devotional chanting are performed along the ghats. […]

Papaji and Satsang Bhavan

HWL Poonja also known affectionately as “Papaji” has left this earth but his spirit and teachings live on. Here at Satsang Bhavan, the place where Papaji offered Satsang, we are gathered for three weeks of video Satsang with Papaji, in Lucknow, India. We are the guests of Brindavan Farm and Organic India. We have the […]

Awake in Rishikesh

Rishikesh, a holy city on the banks of the Ganges, is known for its ashrams, spiritual teachers, yoga centers and pilgrims.  Sadus,  cows and monkeys populate the pedestrian walkways, along with vendors, motorbikes, bicycles and everyone else. It’s colorful!   I am here to  attend open satsangs with Mooji. Satsang means “in association with truth”. […]

A Spiritual Pilgrimage to Mother India

    With 7 days remaining until my departure to Delhi, I have stuffed my bags with everything required to live on the road for the next 75 days. This is my 70th  birthday present – the journey I have  longed for. I leave everything familiar behind – puppy, husband,  friends, my comfy bed,  the ” security” […]