Category Archives: Spirituality

Back at the ‘shram

Well, that was kinda fun, and a different experience, getting to do most of our travels with a good friend.  The flights were on-time and all right, the food varied (I liked it; Stephy didn’t much care for the veg … Continue reading

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The Quiet Time

Hello friends & my ever faithful Imaginary Readers (the ‘IR’ thing is an old joke by now; more than a few people have introduced themselves to me as one of my fabled ‘imaginary readers’…). It’s been a few days since … Continue reading

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Afterwards… (Another ashram post)

Okay — it’s clear enough from the comments and feedback I received from folks visiting the Penukonda ashram that those of you who wander this way via various links, recommendations, and Google come not for my political commentary or tech … Continue reading

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Interesting…

It’s happened a few times before, but this program was the first time I’ve had a lot of Shiva Rathri ashram visitors come up to me and say they first really got to know the place through my blog posts. … Continue reading

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Shiva Rathri

By the way, I’d be remiss if I didn’t at least MENTION the fact that the Hindu high holiday of Shiva Rathri is fast approaching – new moon is this Friday, the 7th.  Life here at the ashram is 250% … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

A great man of peace has passed… Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Dies By MIKE CORDER, Associated Press Writer Tuesday, February 5, 2008 Netherlands (AP) — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a guru to the Beatles who introduced the West to transcendental meditation, died … Continue reading

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Time for another ‘ashram life’ update

Well friends, while the political commentary can be fun, especially with the current crop of presidential candidates (think fish, barrel, and a double-aught shotgun), I know that some of my Imaginary Readers like to hear more about life in this … Continue reading

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Vaastu – SF Chronicle story

Vaastu happens to be one of the things I studied in great detail in India — as interpreted and taught by Sri Kaleshwar.  (Link HERE.) Still, this SF Chronicle story isn’t a bad intro to the topic. Feng shui? Forget … Continue reading

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A sweet, blissful send-off…

Today, as Stephanie and I were leaving the ashram, they had to stop our car (a Scorpio SUV, actually) to signal to the gate guards to bring over their book, so we could sign out. There was much arm waving … Continue reading

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The nature of being

Recently (and many thanks to my good friend, JimC), I’ve been reading a book of essays by the awakened master, Adyashanti —  a westerner based in the SF Bay area who studied Zen for many, many years with a frustrating … Continue reading

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