Rajagiri, Tamil Nadu, India There are some places you visit that appear monochromatic, even boring on the surface. This is especially true if you’ve just come from a city alive with color. I stopped at this piece of ancient history as I was traveling from Tiruvannamalai to Pondicherry. Tiruvannamalai is a destination for many spiritual … More Pretty as a Painting
As I begin to put pen to paper I am seated across from a swami at a cafe table in Thiruvannamalai, India. It’s very warm but the kiss of palm fronds against one another let me know a breeze is coming. The afternoon is relaxing and glorious. This morning we were up at 4:30 to … More Rise and Shrine
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” Saint Augustine Discovery Bay, Jamaica: I share the photo of Jamaica because it was this trip that forced me to get my passport, taking me off the single page and thrusting me out into the world. … More Signs
It is impossible to travel more than 100 feet without encountering some sort of temple. This one was right off one of the main thoroughfares in the Pink City.
My first sense of India was in the town of Ahmedebad, Gujurat. I had no frame of reference for comparison and no expectations. I had only the images I’d see in movies as a guide and I didn’t expect them to be too accurate. What I found was this mysterious world unlike anywhere I’d ever … More On the Streets of Ahmedebad
For over a year I have been planning this trip. I didn’t actually know when it would be or how much it would cost, I just knew I was going and that I would be going with Yogi Amrit Desai. A little over a year ago I was sitting in darshan (an inspirational and philosophical talk given … More Welcome to India