Tuesday, 1 November 2016

you, darkness,
of whom I am born –
I love you more
than the flame that limits the world
to the circle it illuminates
and excludes all the rest.
but the darkness embraces
everything – shapes and shadows,
creatures and me –
people, nations, just as they are.
It lets me imagine
a great presence stirring beside me.
I believe in the night.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Hare Rama Hare Krishna

Hare Rama Hare Krishna title song from the 1971 Hindi movie (Dum Maro Dum).

link to the full movie:


:) xx


A snapshot of my time in Nepal - mainly based in Kathmandu. Beginning with the three-day bus journey from Rekong Peo, Himachal Pradesh, India, to Shimla, then Chandigarh, to Haridwar, to Rupaidiha, walking across the border to Nepalgunj, then finally a bus to Kathmandu. 2 weeks at Kopan Monastery, a bit around the Kathmandu Valley and a little bit of mountain walking in Pokhara. 
Dhanyabaad to all of my dais, bainis and dizus in Nepal... what a special place. 


 somewhere between Haridwar and Nepalgunj

India Immigration, Rupaidihia
 finally arrived in Nepal 
 Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu





 begging for alms

 magic door
Jenisa and Ambie. 


Lama, Baba
 Canada-Nepal connection


 Goram, Sanjog, making momos
Pandey, all smiles
Smeeta, Pandey house