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 own way. more importantly, my time with the kiddo was more precious as i see her less often.
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 i miss my friends and FOOD, but really, this utopia of the american landscape/dream has become a foreign to me. Certainly I don’t want to disparage the culture that is but the reality is the reflection of my values […]
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 particularly feel refresh but my spirit was giving me enough energy to check into work and repack the RV most of the day. by 4pm, i was ready to go and did the usual stop by whole food to […]
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 platform is blowing my mind a bit. to be frank, even though i’ve been ‘working’ on this project for a few years on and off, only in the last 6 months has it being to take life on it’s […]
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. I think she is one of most knowledgeable and articulate tibetan lama in modern times and to be frank, the bulk of her teaching was sort of over my head. It’s been quite some time since I […]