2012 Reflections

Where to begin reflecting on this year? We’ve been everywhere from the beaches of Kerala to the heights of the Himalaya to the jungles of Peru…and now we’re living in the jungle of everyday reality, trying to integrate the lessons we’ve learned in our daily actions...

180 Days

I can’t believe that I’m about to go to sleep for the 180th time in this country. My six months are at an end, and tomorrow I will be off to Kathmandu for the next chapter of the journey. I cannot even begin to put into words how much this time here has...

Daily Life

Since I’ve been here over five weeks now, and my posts have mainly been about highlights and insights, I thought it might be a good idea to give you an idea of what daily life is like here. Everyone finds their own way here; nothing is compulsory. This is what...

Devotion, Gratitude, Humility

Another intense last week to report here… and I have so much to share I don’t know where to begin. I feel like a scientist gathering huge amounts of experimental data that will take years to sift through and analyze. What’s becoming clearer day by...

Back to Mother

Last Thursday marked a first in my life: I have never missed a flight. I didn’t oversleep or have a breakdown on the way to the airport;  there was actually a great deal of forethought and intention behind this. The culprit here (you guessed it) was Amma. I...