From North to South India

View from our room beneath the temple

View from our room beneath the temple

Where Rinpoche reads

Where Rinpoche reads

and reads

and reads

and contemplates

and contemplates

deeply!

deeply!

Norbu Tsering cares for us

Norbu Tsering cares for us

and friends visit

and friends visit

from different parts

from different parts

Many friends

Many friends

Friends from youth in Tibet

Friends from youth in Tibet

And we visit friends…

And we visit friends…

The view can get foggy in monsoon

The view can get foggy in monsoon

We don’t go out much

We don’t go out much

Enjoying the world within our little room

Enjoying the world within our little room

a simple world

a simple world

With modern touches

With modern touches

And then I go south… to Delhi

And then I go south… to Delhi

with its art

with its art

and ancient ruins

and ancient ruins

and open street life

and open street life

where the young rests while elders play

where the young rests while elders play

I visit friends

I visit friends

see the view from their new home

see the view from their new home

And then to Rato

And then to Rato

Where Suresh celebrates new eye sight

Where Suresh celebrates new eye sight

Our monks delight in freedom from monsoon retreat

Our monks delight in freedom from monsoon retreat

and I escape to Hubli

and I escape to Hubli

before returning to enjoy my evening view of nature

before returning to enjoy my evening view of nature

Morning in Samod

A quiet town Rajasthan

A quiet town Rajasthan

where animals roam

where animals roam

and humans observe

and humans observe

as do wise goats

as do wise goats

Banyan trees give gravitas

Banyan trees give gravitas

and bulls, their blessings

and bulls, their blessings

monkeys delight

monkeys delight

as do humans

as do humans

Yes, all are welcome in Samod

Yes, all are welcome in Samod

where children are schooled

where children are schooled

and water is pure

and water is pure

news is followed

news is followed

and cricket practiced

and cricket practiced

The holy man watches over his flock

The holy man watches over his flock

who carry out their ablutions

who carry out their ablutions

under the gaze of wise peacock

under the gaze of wise peacock

life is laid back in Samod

life is laid back in Samod

Street life in Jaipur...

The Wind Palace, from where court women view street life without it viewing them

The Wind Palace, from where court women view street life without it viewing them

non court woman leaving street

non court woman leaving street

while man braces to face its challenges

while man braces to face its challenges

selling tools to smoothen street movement

selling tools to smoothen street movement

A place to meet along the street

A place to meet along the street

and have a cup of tea while engine is repaired

and have a cup of tea while engine is repaired

and play a hand

and play a hand

or watch a film

or watch a film

or welcome holy Brahma

or welcome holy Brahma

convertibles and motorcycles always add excitement

convertibles and motorcycles always add excitement

for young viewers

for young viewers

not ready for life’s true challenges

not ready for life’s true challenges

Good night Jaipur

Good night Jaipur

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