Category travel

Releasing Kali – poetry and story

Making a statue of Kali, Day and night cutting off the un-needed, Just as she does… She is emerging now, I am the first to hold her fierce gaze, I am offering  my delusions to the Goddess, To test her razor-sharp weapons. Recently I have spent about a month and a half volunteering at the […]

In my world – being at peace

Now IT is always here. The shine and peace, permeating everything, invisible and yet undeniably present structure to everything, suffused with something that doesn’t really have an accurate description in our language and can only be remotely conveyed by the word “Love”. But it is not a human love, it is deeper, more pure, it […]

Hermit in winter Kyoto

Everybody loves Kyoto, but most tourists give it a miss during winter. But I would never forget the pure magic of its moody, dark weather, crystal clear, fresh air and occasional wet and sticky snowfall. There was this amazing and essential bareness in everything, like the world was stripped clean of anything non-essential and there […]

Celebrating impermanence: Chiang Mai flowers

Every February Chiang Mai, Thailand, hosts a lively and colorful Flower Festival. Thai people prepare many amazing floats for the parade, intricately decorated with myriads of live flowers. I remember how seeing this fragrant opulence for the first time was a bit of shock for me. I couldn’t believe that people would put so much […]