Around and about, a busy time

Truth pursued in the debating court

Truth pursued in the debating court

and in the classroom

and in the classroom

we must know how to write

we must know how to write

modern techniques creep in

modern techniques creep in

Our friends come to see what we're up to

Our friends come to see what we're up to

Our neighbors are less impressed

Our neighbors are less impressed

they forge on valiantly

they forge on valiantly

I visit Jodhpur

I visit Jodhpur

to see my multitasking father

to see my multitasking father

who delights in marriage to Sandra

who delights in marriage to Sandra

People in Jodhpur are modest

People in Jodhpur are modest

they live in modest homes

they live in modest homes

enjoying modest lives

enjoying modest lives

laid back

laid back

and happy

and happy

They mind their own business

They mind their own business

They’re cool

They’re cool

real cool

real cool

they share their tea

they share their tea

and beedis

and beedis

the love-bugs enjoy

the love-bugs enjoy

the younger ones work

the younger ones work

and play

and play

while elders relax

while elders relax

Paparazzi are shooed away

Paparazzi are shooed away

Then Delhi for a moment with father and god father

Then Delhi for a moment with father and god father

and then to Dharamsala

and then to Dharamsala

but soon on the road again… to Zurich and then porsched to Bern

but soon on the road again… to Zurich and then porsched to Bern

and on to Basel...

and on to Basel...

a whiff of Paris

a whiff of Paris

and to the Tuscan hills

and to the Tuscan hills

where fellow monks plan a monastery

where fellow monks plan a monastery

then Florence

then Florence

to see old friends

to see old friends

and on to Rome for communion at Giolitti's

and on to Rome for communion at Giolitti's

and a blessing from San Antonio

and a blessing from San Antonio

Then on to Delhi book fair

Then on to Delhi book fair

and Dharamsala where the pursuit of truth goes on

and Dharamsala where the pursuit of truth goes on

Return to Karnataka

Back at Rato

Back at Rato

Long drive to get there  

Long drive to get there
 

past hills,

past hills,

some fanning skies.

some fanning skies.

Welcomed by Hubli friends;

Welcomed by Hubli friends;

It’s monsoon here

It’s monsoon here

I visit a cattle fair along the way

I visit a cattle fair along the way

Sellers watch

Sellers watch

and sellees wait

and sellees wait

some preen

some preen

and get dolled up

and get dolled up

some smile

some smile

or shy away  

or shy away
 

still others are oblivious

still others are oblivious

and await

and await

their fate

their fate

Off they go

Off they go

this way and that

this way and that

as do we all

as do we all

to greener parts, we hope

to greener parts, we hope

Back in the USA

Hello from New Jersey

Hello from New Jersey

Rinpoche has undergone cataract surgery

Rinpoche has undergone cataract surgery

The doctor is pleased

The doctor is pleased

plucks some lashes

plucks some lashes

and gives drops

and gives drops

But love is in the air...

But love is in the air...

My father and Sandra tie the knot!

My father and Sandra tie the knot!

They sign on the dotted line  

They sign on the dotted line
 

get prepared

get prepared

Other things are going on...  

Other things are going on...
 

other weddings too  

other weddings too
 

and then

and then

We Do!

We Do!

Les jeux sont faits!  

Les jeux sont faits!
 

Rien ne vas plus

Rien ne vas plus

Congratulations!!!  

Congratulations!!!
 

Hurray!

Hurray!

and the baton is passed on  

and the baton is passed on
 

New Jersey life proceeds

New Jersey life proceeds

Recent Indian Travels

In Delhi, Ganshyam rests from cooking as Master-ji tailors on

In Delhi, Ganshyam rests from cooking as Master-ji tailors on

Dear T T-la avoids the midday sun

Dear T T-la avoids the midday sun

And all enjoy their virtual realities

And all enjoy their virtual realities

though the wise stick to the visceral

though the wise stick to the visceral

We ride through life

We ride through life

nurturing our young

nurturing our young

and proudly parade along

and proudly parade along

My friends Shartse Khensur Rinpoche in the Trithog Khang

My friends Shartse Khensur Rinpoche in the Trithog Khang

Gautam Sachdeva at old Rato

Gautam Sachdeva at old Rato

And Madame Siddeshwar, the proud owner of Hubli’s finest steel Almirahs.   I love my Siddeshwar almirah and she is happy I do! 

And Madame Siddeshwar, the proud owner of Hubli’s finest steel Almirahs.  
I love my Siddeshwar almirah and she is happy I do! 

Our chief administrator, in charge while I’m away

Our chief administrator, in charge while I’m away

And then Bombay

And then Bombay

to visit its rocky coastline

to visit its rocky coastline

its blind minstrels,

its blind minstrels,

and Chowpatti Beach.

and Chowpatti Beach.

Some swim

Some swim

others preen

others preen

and everyone seems to pose

and everyone seems to pose

with modesty, of course

with modesty, of course

Take along a snack

Take along a snack

and enjoy the view

and enjoy the view

But be mindful of where you tread

But be mindful of where you tread

as life is full of life!!

as life is full of life!!