Archive for the ‘Dharma’ Category

October 5th, 2014

Marananussati Bhavana


Despite all the hardship I’ve been through in the last 2 years, I can say I’ve had a very fortunate life. I think of all the incredible friends and family I’ve been blessed with, all the places and things I have seen, how I was able to study what I wanted to, and how I’ve […]

January 22nd, 2012

Pointing to the Mind by Bhante Cattamalo


June 13th, 2010

Another day in Elmhurst

Three days ago I found a No Parking notice on our building due to a “religious procession on Saturday.” The religious procession turned out to be a celebration of Ashtapad Pratishtha Mahotsav by a Jain Temple I have next door–The Jain Center of America. The celebration was very festive, and everybody was “charmingly comparisoned!”

June 3rd, 2010

One Man’s Land: Boltanski at the Armory

Entrance view

My first real experience with the Opera came in 1998 at BAM. My girlfriend at the time, who was (and probably still is) way more informed on classical music than me, invited me to “this thing at BAM, with Christian Boltanski.” The “thing” turned out to be Schubert’s Die Winterreise and the set had been […]

May 10th, 2010

maha pirith deshana

This is from one of my favorite places in Sri Lanka: Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara. The murals in the background were done by Soliyas Mendis at the turn of last century. He used a combination of traditional styles and modern sensibilities to come up with a more illustrative, yet sublime style. This temple is in […]