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November 2019

Crater Lake

This was my second time at crater lake and it was much later in the season than my previous visit. At close to 7K ft in elevation, by mid September it was already in the mid 30s so it was fairly chilly and I was glad to be in my cozy Serenity. Anyway, I stumbled upon a ride [...]

Sleeping Bears National Lakeshore

Uma had already moved to ann arbor and i wanted to surprise her by showing up in ann arbor unannounced. defaulting to desires, i planned a quick weekend gateaway to my first midwest 'national' parks of sorts. at this point, after having been to enough national parks, sleeping bears wasn't particularly mind blowing but quite adorable in it's [...]

Reflections during a break

I am back in the bay area for work and getting a break of being on the road full time. For the most part, it's been catching up with some friends and eating really good food. People ask if i miss the bay area and for the most part, it's a definitely not really. Sure, I can say [...]

September 2019

lassen national park

i got to lassen by 8am and was ready to rock and roll. I debated going on my first hike via recommendation by a friend to check out brokeoff mountain but i decided against it as i wasn't sure if my body was up for the hike. my foot had still been bothering me so i opted for [...]

Escape from Paradise

i came back to the bay area around 1230am and having already adjusted to EST, it was really 3330am. Because i took a decent nap on the plane, i didnt end up going to sleep until close to 3am PST. regardless, i got up at about 630am, pretty much convincing myself that i wanted to leave today. didn't [...]

Creative Process and Ego

With my Buddhism in the west project ramping up, I've been spending a lot more time thinking about the project in ways that i haven't thought about much in the past. certainly, there are some parallels in the thought process in regards to running a business but really, the narrative of this project as it relates to each [...]

August 2019

lineage holder

I've been wanting to attend Khandro Rincophe for some time now and she happened to be at retreat center in northern california this past weekend. Gomde Retreat center in Leggett has also been on my radar for quite some time so it was auspicious that I was able to visit this wonderful place and see this amazing teacher. [...]


First stop on the trip was visiting my old landlord down in Big Sur. Being a local, he took me as a guest to the venerable @esalen at decent hours of the night. What a magical way to start the trip under the stars with the sounds of the ocean and hot springs. ...

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Have been processing the personal stories from these divine subjects from the trip and it is. #buddhism ...

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Showed Rincophe the postcard about the project and she blessed accordingly. ...

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No manner how dark the world becomes, the faintest light can guide us. ...

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