29 Jan – After a month in Germany, we are back on the road to Rishikesh in India tomorrow night. Will be there for 2.5 months. Jan in Gutersloh was very mild.
After spending the summer in Santa Fe, we are back in India, in Goa. It is nice to be back.
24 Apr – We have published the fourth issue of Out of India in conjunction or releasing several pictures of Rishikesh. Check out the newsletter at http://www.walkingwithawareness.com/OutOfIndia4.pdf and the pictures at http://www.walkingwithawareness.com/IndiaPictures2017Rishikesh.htm. Enjoy!
27 Apr — We are in Delhi tonight. Tomorrow morning at 1:30 AM we leave India. We fly together to London where Petra gets off the flight and continues on to spend three weeks with her mother in Germany. I continue home to Santa Fe. This visit to India is done.
11 Apr – All is still well here. We just finished a ten-day meditation seminar. It was a great refresher. Stay in the center of the center in the Now with one-pointed focus. Be aware and conscious.
We’ll head back to Santa Fe on the 27th. Petra will stop at her mother’s in Germany for three weeks while I will go directly to Santa Fe.
In a week or so, I will publish Out of India IV – our last newsletter from here.
Be in the Now. Om.
We have been in Rishikesh since Sunday. All is well. We have touch-and-go internet access here these days. Will try to get back to weekly posts but it may not be so.
Weather is cool again but pleasant during the day. Lonavla was getting quite hot before we left, just like Goa was before we left.
5 Feb – We are keeping up an old tradition, Tea and Toast. Almost every late morning we walk out of the front gate of Kaivalyadhama and walk a block to the main road and the coffee shop at Kailash Parbat for tea and toast. This morning I took a picture for you.
Click here to see more pictures of Kailash Parbat toward the end of the page. We posted them in January, 2015.
Question to ask: Who am I?
Our first week here is going to be a series of lectures and meditations with Swami Anubhavanda. Also known as The Happy Swami, we have listened to and meditated with him several times before. We have a couple pages of pictures listed of him on our India Index page from when we were with him in January, 2015.
29 Jan – We flew to Mumbai today and took a cab inland and up a thousand feet to Kaivalyadhama (K’dham) in Lonavla. So much cooler here—it was getting outright oppressive the last few days in Benalim where it was over 100°F (almost 40°) every afternoon. When we walked the 2 miles (c. 3 kilometers) home in the late evening from the beach we entered our very hot room sweating profusely already. We could only lie on our bed under the fan for fifteen minutes to cool off before doing anything. It will be nice to not have to take two showers a day.