Traveling is not all Pina Coladas and Chocolate

October 16, 2013 – travel diary in Brazil. My hosts in Brasilia had to work on the day I was to fly out so they left me on my own in their apartment. It was very kind of them and they were really nice hosts, however, I soon realized that I was on my own…

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Vegan KFC drumstick recipe (Krishna-Feel’n Crispies)

When I was a monk, one of the favorite things we looked forward to were the cauliflower pakoras at the weekly Sunday feast. Pakoras are a traditional part of North Indian cuisine and are deep fried battered vegetables, usually cauliflower, onions, peppers, or potatoes. The North America (non-veg) equivalent of pakoras is “Buffalo wings” and…

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When you know Angels have your back

Dionne Big thumbs up to Delta Airways customer service reps at JFK, Dionne, and Omar. I am on my flight to Slovenia, via Paris. Here is what happened. To start with, the taxi from New Jersey to JFK too way longer than I anticipated (2 hours) and then the driver dropped me off at the…

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I was Hugged by a Saint

I had not seen Radhanath Swami since the time I was living in New York in 2010. He has always been very kind to me and even back then when I was probably at my lowest point in life, he extended his compassionate hand to me. At that time I had decided to deconstuct everything…

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POEM – The wisdom and love of a mother

Mothers are like rock candy — please let me explain, They’re soft inside, even though they sometimes complain… About your dirty socks — lying all around the floor, They’ll collect them diligently — even the ones behind the door. Despite your sad failings — and your less than ideal ways, Your mother loves you unconditionally…

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SPIRITUAL EQUALITY IS THE SOLUTION

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How to eliminate kidney stones naturally and easily

So, you’ve felt the excruciating pain of a kidney stone? Or you’ve heard about it and want to avoid one? Well, I can tell you honestly, there is a simple and effective way to treat and avoid kidney stones that can save you thousands of dollars and weeks of inconvenience. But before I get to…

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Karma is a bull when there is an unfair fight

As a follow-up to my last blog article about fighting, there is one so-called “sport” that stands out amongst all others as the dumbest, most barbaric, ego-centric display of brutality — bullfighting. This cruel spectacle of blood and gore continues to flourish in Spain, Colombia and other countries. It is presented as a contest of conviction…

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How I learned to respect the art of fighting

The legendary Gracie dynasty, master of jiu jitsu I have been a fan of martial arts from the first time I watched a Bruce Lee movie. However, before that, I followed boxing and watched every championship bout broadcasted on television. My father was a fight fan and he always encouraged us to stand our ground…

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A poem for Bhimal — a blessed birth

You were conceived in Nepal — in room 433 At exactly 3:44 am — it was mangal arati. An auspicious time — Lord Brahma’s divine hour,  We prayed for a yogi of considerable power… A devotee of God — a servant and sage, Someone that could do wonders in this dreaded iron age. We chanted…

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