April 2017 Newsletter

The first quarter of the New Year was quite busy.  Some of it was spent on family events.  A granddaughter’s Spring Break, a weekend in Boston, a weekend in Philadelphia for a son’s 51st birthday, a wedding in Lake Arrowhead, Southern California. It adds up. Still, I managed to study the old Taoist scriptures – by Lu Dongbin and Liu Yiming, among others –downstairs early in the morning and then go to the gym a few times a week.  I am happy to have kept my usual routine of practice and study.
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Bali – Temples / Lotuses

I’ve been to Tanah Lot by the sea, Purah Besakih/Mother Temple on the side of Mount Agung and Tirta Enpul, the spring temple. Tanah Lot, the temple on the ocean, becomes accessible usually in late afternoon and at sunset, when the sea recedes and the land emerges from the water. It is, to me, one of the most sacred places in all Indonesia. Continue reading “Bali – Temples / Lotuses”