Monthly Archives: October 2007

THE WORD

Bhutan Journal THE WORD | 35 YEARS AGO… I supported myself teaching drawing, bookbinding and calligraphy — it was a way to add something to the cost of the college tuition and living expenses. But what I explored, as usual, … Continue reading

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THE TURNING PRAYER

The concept of the turning prayer I’d known about for nearly four decades. I’d seen it in a book, then being in Tibet, I’d seen the pilgrims wandering, spinning the prayer wheel in one hand, the turning mala beads being … Continue reading

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Hermitage

Bhutan Journal Tandin Ney | Hermitage Every moment, in doing, in exploring, is alive. It does come down to what our attention is — what are we held by, what are we holding. What are we compelled by, and what … Continue reading

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heading out…

I’m wrapping it here in Thimphu and heading out to the hills — and will likely be off line for a couple of days. Near the bigger towns, the mobile works, text comes in — and my last spot I … Continue reading

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what can i say?

Hi. Well I did get there, Bhutan…and it’s been a long running in exploration. It didn’t just happen, there were synchronies involved. And it seems like the best travel takes you about two days to get out there. There’s the … Continue reading

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Dzongkha

K U Z U Z A N G B O L A . . .. Bhutan. There must be a reasoning for exploring this place. And for me, there is – and it’s one that stretches back decades. I’ll not … Continue reading

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Aloneness

 Aloneness (10.22) | Chele La Pass, Kilagompa Nunnery I have this journal from 2005. I’d started it there on the presumption that I’d be taking that to Bhutan, finishing it in 2006. But I couldn’t put the trip together, given … Continue reading

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THE WIND, THE PRAYER, THE MOON

CHELE LA PASS | The wind, the prayer, the moon We were late, because we keep stopping; there’s clearly a lot to look at; surely much of it I’d known about — but seeing it, it’s wonder making — driving … Continue reading

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Spiritual geometries

In the blazing heat of the midday sun of Delhi, I’d explored the tombs of Humayn, preserved under the Aga Khan preservation trusts, as well as the UNESCO archaelogical and global cultural treasures collections. Like Angkor Wat, the site is … Continue reading

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The people.

India. Delhi. Day one. 10.21.07 The one and most powerful opening character is surely the people. Spending the day with them, watching them, walking among them — mostly the profoundly impoverished, there is still a kind of savoring of what … Continue reading

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