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around the villagè of DAKSHINESWAR

jTTHESE ARE h from around the ashramGary a.

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Different Perspective

  Kolkata, India We all have pre conceived expectations misunderstandings of any new place or experience. I admit to a certain amt of fear of arriving in Kolkata, India at 1 AM. Purse well zipped, money under my shirt. The … Continue reading

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Different perspective

Hello All; We have arrived and are settling in. Last night I was able to sleep until about 2:30, and then was awake the rest of the night. There were 3 nights in a row when we didn’t sleep before … Continue reading

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Oh Susannah! Won’t You Cook For Me?

Ranchi, India January, 2011 Oh Susannah! Won’t You Cook for Me? My husband, David, and I are the guests at the home/guesthouse of Mrs. Bhola Singh. She is about 75 years old– a remarkable woman– independent and deeply devotional– a … Continue reading

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ATM

  ATM Now that we are home from India and settled, I have more stories and pictures to share with you all. And I’d better get writing before the rains stop. Spring and the gardens will lure me away from … Continue reading

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Storm Over the Ganges

  “Just because we can’t see angels doesn’t mean they do not exist. You must realize that your realm of experience is just an infinitesimal part of creation. There is an invisible veil that separates us from a more subtle … Continue reading

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Rishikesh to Jaipur

Before leaving Rishikesh we did catch an afternoon aarti on the Ganges. Aarati is devotional singing on the steps (ghats) that lead to the river. The Austrian Ambassador was visiting with a Chamber Orchestra that day. It was a symbolic … Continue reading

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Night Train

Night Train Knowing I’m going to spend the night on a train fills me with anticipation. There is a certain intimacy of sharing a cabin with other passengers, and in India, usually great conversations. We stand on the platform waiting. … Continue reading

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Photos

The house. Gardens in front are all pink and red geraniums and         Monet’s Kitchen  –blues and yellows and lots of copper. In the distance you can see the green Japanes bridge in Monet’s garden

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