I get these questions a lot- Is it possible to buy land in Himachal? How does one rent a house? What is the cost of living? I try to answer these questions in this post. Click on the title to read on...
As Master Oogway would say, the best place to meditate is- now 🙂 The place doesn't matter since the purpose of meditation is not to be quiet when you go to a quiet place but rather, the purpose is to cultivate the faculty of awareness which would keep us quiet even in a noisy place. … Continue reading Best Places to Meditate in India
This is an update post regarding Aashram Space in Bir, Himachal Pradesh. It summarises the developments of two years - Oct 2018 to Oct 2020.
I've been living close to the Dhauladhars from 2013 and have taken immense delight and joy in the daily farming activities around. For the first few years around the Sidhbari region in Dharamshala and since October 2018, closer to Bir, Himachal Pradesh. I've played around little like helping out the locals with whatever is being … Continue reading Farming in Bir, Himachal Pradesh
This is a recollection of an experience we had while trekking in the Himalayas. This story is from the Minikiani pass which is one of the passes on the Dhauladhar range when one crosses from the Kangra Valley to the Chamba Valley. It was a sunny clear day when we were climbing for the pass … Continue reading [Podcast] Minkiani Pass Trekking, Dhauladhar Ranges
I've written a bunch of short stories over the past few years. Some are in print and some are on the internet somewhere. In these new uncertain times, I'm taking the opportunity to experiment with a new format and try out an audio story. In this podcast, I read out the story of Krishnabai.
I didn't know much about Adi Sankaracharya until recently when we went on the Narmada Parikrama, a 3500 km walking pilgrimage. Adi Sankaracharcya lived around the 8th century AD and is considered to be responsible for consolidating many of the ideas which are today known as Hinduism. The advaita vedanta philosophy or rather the advaita … Continue reading Meaning of Nirvanashatakam – Shivoham Shivoham
I seek the blessings of the divine and all masters on this sacred day of Guru Purnima before writing this post. We’re in 2020 and all of us just want to get done with it. “This too shall pass” is a phrase being used for everything. Yes, the times are challenging, some of us are … Continue reading This too shall pass. Really?
I wonder what gives one inspiration to write? Today morning, after a bath and breakfast, a beautiful wave of serenity engulfed and when I sat in front of the computer screen, I thought of penning down a post listing down all the female gurus that have inspired my life. I made an initial list which … Continue reading Stories of female spiritual gurus to inspire our journey
Every religion/culture/spiritual exploration has a certain lure. They all point to the same thing and takes one within but each has a flavour which is beautiful. Taoism is one such exploration which is close to my heart and has given a lot of support over the past few years. The story of Lao Tzu deserves … Continue reading Tao Essentials – Quotes on balance and wisdom