Another India…

Welcome to Jaipur

Welcome to Jaipur

We like it here! Papa-ji and his lady are celebrating his 90th birthday at the Samod Haveli

We like it here! Papa-ji and his lady are celebrating his 90th birthday at the Samod Haveli

We like the Amber Fort

We like the Amber Fort

The mirrored walls and ceiling?

The mirrored walls and ceiling?

Well…

Well…

Prefer saris

Prefer saris

and our own lady

and our own lady

and floating palaces

and floating palaces

and rooftop pavilions with photo ops

and rooftop pavilions with photo ops

As we are the most interesting subjects!!

As we are the most interesting subjects!!

though not everyone makes it into the selfie!

though not everyone makes it into the selfie!

There are different forms of selfie… here is my father in front of his own astrological sign at the Jantar Mantar in Jaipur

There are different forms of selfie… here is my father in front of his own astrological sign at the Jantar Mantar in Jaipur

India is a Wonderful place!!!

India is a Wonderful place!!!

My friends, seated at the entrance to the Amber Fort, agree

My friends, seated at the entrance to the Amber Fort, agree

as do I

as do I

The Monkey Temple...

Welcome to the Monkey Temple

Welcome to the Monkey Temple

Where the monkeys do the work

Where the monkeys do the work

drink from the tap

drink from the tap

bask in the sun on the balustrade

bask in the sun on the balustrade

happily join the family

happily join the family

check out the feet

check out the feet

and admire selfies

and admire selfies

A ritual bath is essential

A ritual bath is essential

and after drying off...

and after drying off...

pose for a family portrait

pose for a family portrait

we all like to play in the sand

we all like to play in the sand

Recent travels...

A quick trip to America…

It was cold upon our arrival

It was cold upon our arrival

and soon it snowed

and soon it snowed

Rinpoche had his eyes checked; all is well

Rinpoche had his eyes checked; all is well

we can see for ourselves

we can see for ourselves

The snow melted in South Orange

The snow melted in South Orange

and then

and then

It really really snowed!!!

It really really snowed!!!

I visited my brother

I visited my brother

who taught me Iyengar Yoga

who taught me Iyengar Yoga

I only spent a moment in America, not long enough to see dear friends and family. My apologies to all; I had to be back in India before the expiry of my visa at the end of March!

I only spent a moment in America, not long enough to see dear friends and family. My apologies to all; I had to be back in India before the expiry of my visa at the end of March!

I returned to the heat of the south where Krishna waters the thirsty plants

I returned to the heat of the south where Krishna waters the thirsty plants

and we try not to move too much

and we try not to move too much

except to fetch water

except to fetch water

or play cricket

or play cricket

The trees stand tall

The trees stand tall

or try to

or try to

George has a new grandson, and guess what he’s called...

George has a new grandson, and guess what he’s called...

George!!!

George!!!

A delegation of Marthoma Syrian Christians presented me with a Tibetan Bible

A delegation of Marthoma Syrian Christians presented me with a Tibetan Bible

and the trees still dance delightfully outside my window

and the trees still dance delightfully outside my window

I say my prayers

I say my prayers

and enjoy Suresh’s momos. All is well.

and enjoy Suresh’s momos.

All is well.